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New Orleans Botanical Gardens

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Neighborhood: City Park
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Address: 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number: 504 483 9386
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Lovely but not Amazing

The gardens are lovely but certainly not the prettiest I’ve ever seen. They are doing a lot of construction in the back so I can only assume they are improving it. It took us... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah C
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely but certainly not the prettiest I’ve ever seen. They are doing a lot of construction in the back so I can only assume they are improving it. It took us about 1 hr to see it all. Small entrance fee required.

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Mesa, Arizona
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spend about an hour there just rambling through the different paths and gardens. I was so mesmerized by the Lilly pad pond, that I probably took 50 pictures of it. Also, there was a small hummingbird, butterfly garden that I walked through. The conservatory was warm, lush green with tropical plants and plants from the dinosaur age.

Thank jenniealee
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Botanical Gardens more than once and always when they were hosting an event. I have to say I really liked it - the place is beautiful and quite peaceful - but if you are not an enthusiast of regular plants, it could be quite unimpressive. One hour will be quite enough for you in this... More 

Thank LeandroKlero
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

For a large city, this botanical gardens was disappointing. Other such gardens I have visited were much better. Also, at this time there is a lot of construction ongoing in the gardens area and this subtracts from the overall gardens.

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

if you like peace, quiet, and walking in beautifully kept gardens then for a small fee of $4 this Is the place for you. It is one of the best Botanical gardens I have visited. In the garden is also the Train Garden, where you can see miniature streetcars and trains running alongside houses and buildings typical of the local... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We took the Streetcar to City Park for a picnic, but one of our visit included the Botanical Gardens which has a small entrance fee. The weather was hot and very humid so the walk had to be of a slow walking pace or just a meander to cover the 12 acres of the Botanical gardens, conservatories and hot houses.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lovely gardens in City Park.In exepensive entrance fee.Quiet when we visited on a Wednesday late morning.A great way to relax,plenty of seats/benches around the gardens.Especially liked the model railway themed garden area.Other attractions in the vicinity.

Thank Cindertown
Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Super nice garden with an eclectic mix of plants and plans. Located in City Park which is amazing and a must see in NOLA.

Thank J Bert D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a beautiful and very quiet garden. It's also big and very inexpensive. I really enjoyed my visit there. Also, the lady at the gift store was very friendly.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We spent about 4 hours in these lovely gardens on the last Sunday in May. It only cost $4 per person to enter and was lovely in so many ways. So many different kinds of plants, arranged so beautifully. A highlight for us with the model train that runs through a portion of the park. But all of it was... More 

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