Seventeenth Annual Show and Sale


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Rare and Exotic Varieties & Special Hibiscus Fertilizers

General Growing Information & Books & Specialty Soil

(cash and personal checks only, no credit cards)

Flower Submissions:   8:30am to 11:30am

Public Exhibition and Sale:   1:00pm to 4:30pm



Admission Free

Open to the General Public from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ursuline Academy is a venerable New Orleans institution and most people are well acquainted with it.  Our Show will be held in the Lion’s Den and the Sale takes place immediately outside the building.  There is a parking lot at the entrance to the show/sale area on Nashville, on-street parking is also ample. Signs directing the public to the parking lot and show/sale area will be posted.

Often we have been asked why we don't have more than one show and sale a year. Quite frankly the chapter simply doesn't have the physical energy to organize a second show. Perhaps one day we may be able to do so. But for now, this annual show is the best opportunity for the gardening public in the New Orleans area to obtain some of the newest and most sought-after cultivars of hibiscus.

Of course, we do hope to make a profit on the sale as it funds the chapter's various projects and pays its expenses. But this was never the principal reason for our organizing and sponsoring a show.

Like other members of the AHS, we found that we simply could not content ourselves with sharing our passion for hibiscus with family and friends. As our passion for hibiscus outstripped the number of available family members and friends, we found ourselves pressing our blooms upon even slight acquaintances.

Unable to contain our enthusiasm for this surprisingly varied and beautiful family of plants, we decided to have a show. That way we could share our blooms with everyone. And so, over the years we have worked hard to make New Orleans the location of one of the largest and best hibiscus shows in the AHS. 

Come enjoy the flowers and see why we are so passionate about hibiscus! We look forward to seeing you there.  If you are not a member but would like to help for the day, we welcome all comers.

Robert Gerlich, S.J.

President of the New Orleans Chapter of the AHS

Show Location Entrance on Nashville between Claiborne and Willow.

Lion’s Den and Outdoor Patio Area

Ursuline Academy

2635 State Street

New Orleans, La.  70118

Show Chair:  Robert Gerlich, S.J.

Office phone:  504-865-2570

Cell phone:   504-722-2408