11th Annual Southern Garden Festival

April 21-22, 2017


3502 E. Simcoe | Harold & Sarah Schoeffler Gardens (near Oakbourne Country Club)

Join us in the gardens for dinner & dancing on Friday night, followed by Saturday’s full slate of outdoor activities. All proceeds benefit the families served by Family Promise of Acadiana.


Friday, April 21, 6-8 p.m.

Dining & Dancing Under the Stars

$75/person or $100/couple, includes entry to Saturday activities. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 337-233-3447.


  • Enjoy a delicious buffet meal, featuring locally-sourced ingredients, served with wine and water.
  • Silent auction with great items up for bid. Cash, credit cards and debit cards accepted.
  • Art demonstration by Anita Hughes Pottery and watercolor painting with Ann Sutton and Phyllis Giordano.
  • Cork pull. Buy a wine cork for $10 and win a bottle of wine valued at $10 or more.

Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

Southern Garden Festival

$10 at the garden gate. 


Live music throughout the day

  • 10:00 a.m. Acadiana Ecumenical Choir
  • 10:00 a.m. Jeffrey George – Acoustic Guitar
  • 11:00 a.m. Muse Trio
  • 12:00 p.m. Michot Courville Band
  • 1:00 p.m. Duo Luminoso featuring Philip Gould
  • 2:00 p.m. Becca Begnaud with Pastiche
  • 2:00 p.m. Beau & Tyler
  • 3:00 p.m. Mama Loves You
  • 4:00 p.m. Esther Tyree

Master Gardener Sessions

  • 10:00 a.m. Cindy Wiley – Roses
  • 11:30 a.m. Becky Taylor and Susan Trammel – Butterflies
  • 12:30 p.m. Judge Edwards – Bamboo Questions? Answered!
  • 3:00 p.m. Maryann Armbruster – Vegetable gardening

Artists, Exhibitors & Activities

  • The World is My Oyster Designs by Madelyn Motty – Oyster shell crafts
  • Riverstone Jewelry by Debra Crowe – Handmade gemstones items
  • Sarah Rainey Art by Sarah Rainey – Original paintings and painted hair bow holders
  • Doll Fashions by Judy Dykes – Doll dresses for American Girl dolls or 18″ dolls
  • Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association with Jackie Vargas-Beitia – Interviewing guests who would like to tell what the Vermilion River means to them
  • MeMaws Gifts by Jenny Leblanc Best – Personalized gifts for any occasion
  • Schoolhouse Reptiles with Siena Thomas – Mobile, hands-on reptile experience
  • K’s Pottery by Kathleen Guinanne – Handmade pottery for everyday use
  • Crazy Redhead Art by Leslie Leonpacher – Ceramic and wood art
  • Kathy Pummford & Diane Chandler – Pottery
  • Lafayette Consolidated Government Recycling
  • Project Front Yard
  • Acadiana Native Plant Project/Trees Acadiana
  • Master Gardener sessions
  • Scenic Lafayette’s Azalea Trail
  • Garden Fairies from Blue Bird Ballet Academy
  • Maypole dance – 10:30 a.m.
  • Racing pigeon release with Fred and Babette Werner – 11:00 a.m.
  • Hat weaving for kids
  • Monarch butterfly exhibit
  • Bees exhibit with Keith Guidroz
  • Kids scavenger hunt

Presenting Sponsor


Oak Sponsors

LHC Group

Prejean Creative


Cypress Sponsors

All Seasons Nursery

Business First Bank

Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick CPAs

Hub City Diner

The Garden Center

Thibodaux Hebert Deshotels LeBlanc, CPAs

Woodforest National Bank


Registration forms

Vendor online application and downloadable form

Musicians online application and downloadable form.

Informational/Educational Exhibitor online application and downloadable form.


Scenes from the garden

View our photo gallery for scenes from the garden during previous festivals.


In case of inclement weather, the reschedule dates for Southern Garden Festival are May 5-6, 2017.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the garden!


Please check back regularly as we will be updating the event details as they become available.