There’s always something happening in the Garden District. Nestled between the hustle and bustle of the shops and cafes along Magazine Street and the rumbling streetcar on St. Charles Avenue, residents can enjoy a pleasant, old -fashioned type of neighborhood.  Walkers, runners, parents pushing strollers, children riding bikes or playing football in the front lawns or splash in the pools.   This is life in the District.

There’s always a party or the impromptu garden gathering between friends, and, of course, the tourists that love to wander about for a glimpse at this fabulous architecture that surrounds us.  It’s a happening place.

The Association is no stranger to fun-filled parties either.  Each year, we hold several events that bring old friends and new neighbors together to share a few drinks and make a few more memories.  We hope to see you at the next one!

Summer Splash!

Ready for a change of pace? Come kick back by the pool and grab a burger and a beer.   Join us at Camp Pleasant on a Saturday on August 13, 5:00 til 7:30 pm for a family fun-for-all. Tickets will go on sale at the end of July.  Advance registration is required.

$10pp for GDA members; $12pp for non GDA members;  free for children under 3.  Reservations will be held at the door. No rain date.

Not yet a member of GDA?  Join us!

Fall Affair – Fall 2022

The GDA’s annual fundraiser, A Fall Affair offers a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to mingle and celebrate at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Commander’s Palace.  This year, we look forward to gathering in person after our year-long hiatus.

Benefactor tickets ($275 per person) and Supporter ($200 per person) tickets are available now via our website.  Donations are always welcome… and tax deductible!


Click here to purchase Benefactor ticket(s) online with a credit card.

Click here to purchase Supporter ticket(s) online with a credit card.

Click here to make a donation.


Halloween: Trick Or Treat Under the Oaks/ You’ve Been BOO’d


Trick or Treating

This year, The GDA Halloween Under the Oaks Trick or Treat will take place on October 31 from 5:30 til 7:30 at designated houses in the neighborhood.  The family celebration under the Jones’ beautiful oak trees will follow.  More details to come as the date nears.


The popular You’ve Been Boo’d will likely happen once again this year. If you are new to this concept, it’s simple: Just register to send a ‘Boo’ or ‘Booze’ package to your friend, family or neighbor within the Garden District and we will deliver the gift for you as a surprise.  The gift packages are for kids and adults: candy and trinket bag; bottle of wine; or charcuterie
snack box.  More details to come later.


Annual Membership Meeting and Reception

Each spring, members are invited to gather at a lovely home in the neighborhood for a glass of wine and few nibbles to hear the latest news of the Association, elect new Board members and enjoy the presentation of the Terry-Parkerson Award and the Renovator Awards.

Jazz & Juleps

This jazzy Spring, Sunday supper on the lawn is accompanied by jazzy tunes and one of the city’s favorite concoctions, Mint Juleps. Join GDA members and new neighbors for a festive Sunday evening. $100 per person for GDA members / $125 per person for non-member Garden District residents.

Advanced reservations are required.  


Porch Party

Periodically throughout the year, neighbors will join with the Association to hold casual receptions for those new to the neighborhood. The membership committee will be on hand to answer questions about the Association and the area.

If you are new to the area, please let us know so we can add you to the list for the next event. Simply send an email to our Membership Chair via

* To join the Association, click here