• NATIVE SHRUBS AND TREES IN THE WINTER GARDEN: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Longue Vue’s Tyrone Foreman leads a tour and discussion of the Wild Garden, with special attention to deciduous native plantings. $10. (504) 293- 4723,
  • GROWING CITRUS IN NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon plant sale. Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn from Lee Rouse of the LSU AgCenter about how to grow it and how to manage pests. Free. (504) 620-2224,
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982,


  • NOLA HOME SHOW: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. This new home and garden show offers exhibitors and presentations, including appearances by Ty Pennington, of Extreme Makeover, and John Gidding, of Curb Appeal. $13 at door, $11 online.


  • MASTER GARDENERS WINTER SYMPOSIUM: 8:30 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans, the event features three experts speaking on topics including old roses, tropicals and European influences on local gardens. $25.
  • DAYLILY SOCIETY PRESENTATION: 9 a.m. to noon, Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Bill Monroe presents a slide show about daylilies. Free.
  • PARTERRE TALK AND TOUR AT THE PITOT HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. Garden restoration pro Anna Timmerman discussed the origins of the parterre garden inEurope and how it was adapted to the New Orleans area. She will discuss the restoration of the Pitot House parterre and give a tour of it. $10. (504) 482-0312,
  • OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Free. (985) 250-0378,


  • THIRD TUESDAYS IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and members of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society as they weed and plant irises in the garden. Learn techniques to use at home. Free. (504) 866-2831.
  • ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (enter through rear gates). Learn about how to grow and cultivate orchid from society members. Free.


  • GREATER NEW ORLEANS IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. The group discusses iris projects in New Orleans, Covington, and Baton Rouge. Attendees go home with a free iris. Free.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The two day holiday market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
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