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New Orleans Gardens
 

New Orleans Gardens

From elaborate floral labyrinths and enchanting courtyards to botanical, secret and sculpture gardens, New Orleans’ famous gardens bloom in fascinating history and breathtaking beauty. Experience and explore the treasures of the past by walking through New Orleans most elegant and memorable gardens. Special events and tours are available throughout the year, but some of the most popular are held during the azalea-filled spring.

 
New Orleans Gardens
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 488-2631
www.noma.org

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Garden

Description: With over 50 priceless sculptures set on five acres, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is a true New Orleans treasure. Located next to the magnificent New Orleans Museum of Art, this outdoor space includes modern and contemporary pieces meant to inspire art lovers of all kinds. Take your time wandering the grounds and soaking in the beautiful scenery - there's something to delight you at every turn.
The Botanical Gardens
1 Palm Terrace, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 483-9386
www.neworleanscitypark.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Garden

Description: The New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Nature lovers of all ages wander around the lush foliage, play in the open gardens or relax near the tranquil fountains. Surrounded by the nation’s largest collection of mature live oaks, patrons enjoy a sensual walk past 2,000 varieties of plants. Most of the vegetation is native to Louisiana, but there are many other more exotic species.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Rd., New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 488-5488
www.longuevue.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home, Garden

Description: Hidden among the trees off Metairie Road is this magnificent city estate. Classified as a National Historic Landmark, Longue Vue is one of the last true examples of the Country Era Place homes that marked affluence in the early 20th century. Both the interior and exterior are feasts for the eyes with meticulously designed rooms and eight acres of breathtaking gardens. Tour the grounds to experience the splendor for yourself.
 
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