We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Address: 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124 (City Park)
Phone Number: 504 483 9386
Improve this listing
Ranked #131 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hotels near New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These gardens are fantastic. I meant to spend an hour or so and left 4 hours later. Between the succulents, the miniature train, the Japanese garden and vegetables, there is so much to see and so much to learn. Definitely a highlight of my Trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Unless you are already at City Park you can save the trip. It's a nice walk, but the gardens are a bit underwhelming. Of all the things we did on our entire trip our teenager said said this was the only thing he would have skipped.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Extremely detailed gardens with a huge variety of botanical plants, inside and outside. Try to visit in late spring when there are the most blossoms on the plants. Very rare specimens are showcased here and New Orleans is very lucky to be in a sub tropical zone where many types of plants are able to be grown. A great, relaxing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake Worth, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Parts of the gardens were pretty so see, but for the most part I found them to be a waste of time to go all the way out of downtown for them. New Orleans has better things to offer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Admission is cheap. The place is easily accessible by streetcar. Grounds are nicely taken care of, nice walking experience with beautiful flowers, lakes, birds....plenty of benches to sit on. Fun day and a nice way to get away from the bustle of the French Quarter.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burlington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We grew up in New Orleans but moved away years ago. We were in town visiting relatives and decided to go to city park. After strolling around for awhile we decided to go to the botanical gardens. Wise decision we made. It was about 2:30pm on a Wednesday and the cost was only $4 a piece. Upon entering the gardens... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

First off, it's very inexpensive. Secondly the place is soooooo peaceful, has some absolutely beautiful spots in the gardens. Some parts remind me of a star wars movie. I would not go for the sole reason of going here but if you're at the park, must go.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boutte, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the most beautiful garden I have ever been to...it's even better than Bellingrath in Alabama. It's really hot in the summer but it's worth going. It's only $4 to get in. They have several water fountains and you can bring in a drinks. It's huge so be prepared to spend a couple of hours there. Don't forget your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The gardens were beautiful and the art was interesting. The garden has several water areas and bridges and is part of the expansive city park (you can rent a paddle boat at the city park). You can get here and the art museum by using the Canal St. streetcars.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fort Polk, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I took our 4 children (ages 11 months, 4 years, 11 years and 14 years) to New Orleans for a long weekend trip. During our stay we visited the Botanical Gardens. It wasn't too expensive, $4 per person (baby was free) for Botanical Gardens and Carousel Gardens/StoryLand which is located right next to it. I loved the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed New Orleans Botanical Gardens also viewed


Been to New Orleans Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from New Orleans Botanical Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?