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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 27 - 31, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

Lecture: “Finding…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the Lecture: "Finding… more

Pub Quiz

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join us every Wednesday at the Irish House for Pub Quiz. more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 27 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Remembering Jeffrey…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join Carol Bebelle, Ron Bechet, Stella Jones, Margaret Slade Kelly, Martin… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 27 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Maison Dupuy…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maison Dupuy for Sippin' in the Courtyard. The Maison Dupuy will… more

The Victory Belles…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

May 27 - 27, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 28 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

The Irish House…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

Yappy Hour in the…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

The Irish House…

May 29 - 29, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patie O'Sullivan. more

My Leg, My Choice…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Lace up your sneakers for a good cause. Proceeds from the race will support… more

New Orleans Oyster…

May 30 - 31, 2015
You better not eat for days leading up to the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival.… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 30 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

A Permanent Serenity and Recovery Garden Brought to You by The Secret Gardens Tour®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Beverly Gianna
The Secret Gardens Tour®
(504) 621-6828
bgianna@cox.net

MEDIA RELEASE
A Permanent Serenity and Recovery Garden
Brought to You by The Secret Gardens Tour®

NEW ORLEANS, LA-In honor of March as National Brain Injury Awareness Month and coinciding with The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana's annual conference, the 2012 Secret Gardens Tour will take place on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, beginning at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library at 5120 St. Charles Avenue and continuing in select gardens along St. Charles Avenue and Dufossat, Baronne, and Soniat Streets.

The Secret Gardens Tour is one of several organizations who have partnered to restore the grounds of the Latter Library. Specifically, The Secret Gardens Tour® has funded the installation of a Serenity and Recovery garden that will be open to the public as a way to relax, reflect and experience the healing power of nature. The plans for the garden will be revealed at the Tour. Said Marianne Mumford, SGT 2012 Co-Chair, "A feature of the garden art is a whimsical garden layout intended to stimulate all the senses and provide solace for those facing stress or trauma."

Seventeen merchants will have their "secret treasures" for sale at the boutique with souvenirs ranging the popular raffia hats to jewelry and garden art; live music ensembles will be scattered throughout the gardens; and boxed lunches will be for sale from Langensteins'.

A sample of the gardens featured include:

  • 1666 Soniat Street: A riot of color from a naturalistic garden spills out along Baronne and Soniat Streets with its mix of yellow cassia trees, lantana bushes and citrus plants.
  • 5114 Soniat Street: Shaded by 150-year-old oak trees, lush plants and whispering antique fountains evoke the tranquil past.
  • 1421 Soniat Street: Papaya trees line a high brick wall amidst checkered monkey grass and Chinese fringe trees.

Tickets are now available for both the private, guided tours and self-guided tours. Guided tours will take place every 30 minutes from 9 to 11 am on Friday, March 23, and cost $60 per person, which include a short garden presentation and free return admission on Saturday. Self-guided tours will take place on Saturday afternoon and cost $30 per person. Discounted admission is available for advance purchase online or by check for self-guided tours on Saturday and in advance for both tour days for groups of 10 or more. Advanced purchasing closes March 21, 2012 at 5 pm. Full-price tickets will be on sale the day of the Tour.

For more information, please visit http://www.secretgardenstour.org/ or call 504-838-3098.

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