Come join us for the 21st anniversary of Festival des Fleurs Garden Show and Sale to be held Saturday, May 8 at Blackham Coliseum located on 2330 Johnston Street in Lafayette.

Festival des FleursGardeners will delight in the wide selection of plants available for sale, as well as, garden books, pottery, tools, gifts, ornamental pieces and much more. It is the perfect place to get Mom that something special for Mother’s Day.

Educational displays by the Bonsai Society and Orchid Societies will also be featured. The Lafayette Garden Club will present their judged flower show themed “Islands of the World”.

Several door prizes will be awarded every hour and be sure to take a chance on the drawing for several prizes.

Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in the children’s activities.

Come view the photo contest entries along with the winning photos.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center which is an instructional laboratory facility of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The center’s goal is to educate students and the community about the world of horticulture.

This event will take place from 8:00am to 6:00pm inside Blackham Coliseum. Admission is $5.00 (under 12 free) or $4.00 with a festival ad from the newspaper. For more information call 337-482-5339, email or go to










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