Southern Garden Festival – October 22-23, 2021



Join us for the return of our full Southern Garden Festival! We hope to see you in the gardens for dinner & dancing on Friday night, followed by Saturday’s outdoor activities. All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Acadiana, to help us in our mission of serving local families experiencing homelessness as they work to achieve sustainable independence. (Rain date: Oct. 29-30)


Friday, Oct. 22, 6–8 p.m., Dining & Dancing Under the Stars
$75/person, $100/couple; includes entry to Saturday activities. Ticket information coming soon.

  • Enjoy a delicious buffet meal, featuring locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Live music and dancing
  • Artist demonstrations
  • Silent auction with great items up for bid. Cash, credit cards and debit cards accepted.
  • Your ticket includes entry to Saturday’s events.

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2019, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Southern Garden Festival
$10/person at the Garden Gate. Children under 12 free. Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages in these beautiful riverside gardens. 


Artists, garden tours, live music in the gardens, bayou boat tours, gardening and nature presentations, educational exhibits, garden fairies, refreshments in the Garden Room, children’s scavenger hunt and more.


Saturday Schedule
Kids’ Scavenger Hunt 10 a.m.-noon
– Visit various stations to collect information for your Scavenger Hunt booklet and learn about reptiles, butterflies, native plants, pigeons, bees, recycling and more.
– Make nature crafts, including a recycled-materials sombrero, a terrarium, pine cone bird feeder, seed necklace and other fun stuff.


Throughout the Day 
– Tea, coffee, sweets and savories in the Garden Tea Room
– Garden Fairies (keep an eye out to spot fairies in the garden)
– Ask a Master Gardener, in the gazebo (bring your questions)