April 15, 2023
About the Festival
For Acadiana gardeners, April traditionally marks the return of the ever-popular Festival des Fleurs, Lafayette's premier Garden Show and Sale.
Part celebration of spring's arrival, part fundraiser for UL Lafayette's Ira Nelson Horticulture Center and part educational outreach and resource for the enhancement of horticulture in Acadiana -- the event returns to Blackham Coliseum on April 15, 2023. Now in its 30th year, over 100 expected gardening-related vendors provide the show's main attraction. Festival goers will discover a wealth of resources and activities. Local gardening societies host displays and information kiosks where gardening techniques will be shared with attendees.
Available For Sale
Native plants, flowering shrubs, annuals, perennials, daylilies, roses, hibiscus, pass along plants, orchids, herbs, and many more varieties are available to gardeners by vendors.
Related gardening items including pottery, garden ironwork, wooden garden features, hanging baskets, tools, supplies, books, bird feeders and much more are also featured.
Participating Local Gardening Organizations
Lafayette Garden Club's display will feature competitive floral designs by club members, as well as the group's horticulture display competition which is open to all gardeners as well as club members.
The Bonsai Society of Acadiana will display examples of miniaturized trees, designed and maintained by local club members, who will be on site to answer questions.
Activities for the young and the young at heart are planned to inspire generations of Lafayette gardeners.
Educational activities include a children's (and the young at heart) garden activity and "Ask an Expert," where gardener's most perplexing questions may be answered.
Special garden items will be on display for a drawing.
The first 300 attendees to enter the show will receive a free plant!
For More Information
For more information about the show or being a vendor, contact Billy Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (337) 482-5339.