NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced the 2014 Tree and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122. The annual Tree and Plant Sale is a collaborative effort of the Department of Parks and Parkways and non-profit Parkway Partners.
Favorite New Orleans plants, trees, flowering shrubs, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, roses, and citrus trees from local nurseries will be available for sale. This event will also feature an informational workshop. Featured speaker, Dan Gill, will discuss “Monochromatic Planting: Fifty Shades of White” beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The annual sale is a special educational effort for home gardeners. The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways staff -- urban foresters, landscape architects and horticulturists -- will guide participants in selections. Residents are encouraged to bring pictures of their horticultural challenges to the event to receive feedback and recommendations. Residents are also encouraged to bring their own wagons and carts.
For more information on the project and the plant listing, contact Parkway Partners at (504) 620-2224 or visit www.ParkwayPartnersNOLA.org.