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New Orleans Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number: 504 483 9386
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One more great reason to visit City Park

On a nice January day it was a treat for Bostonians to see roses in bloom in this modest but lovely botanical garden. You need to prowl about to find the many varied settings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GrozPerk
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Lexington, Massachusetts

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Decatur, Illinois
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210 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are within walking distance of the art museum and the sculpture garden. They are a nice diversion if it is not too hot. It does not take long to go through and it is pleasant enough. I would not go out of my way unless you are seriously into plants.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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122 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say it was one of the most beautiful gardens I have been to. I especially loved the train garden.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a nice January day it was a treat for Bostonians to see roses in bloom in this modest but lovely botanical garden. You need to prowl about to find the many varied settings, some of which are top flight. Especially good is the relatively new Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Alferez's output over a very long career is nicely set... More 

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Thank GrozPerk
United States
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97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am inspired by man's fusion of nature and art. This is the perfect pallet for such fusion. Tastefully done, all the must haves, reflecting pools, fountains, huge live oaks with drooping moss, rose garden, japanese garden, trellises and tons of places to sit and take it all in. I went on a Monday around noon, and this place was... More 

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Thank Steve N
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a nice garden, but I guess that the time of year we went things looked like they hadn't been looked after like you'd expect in a Botanical Garden. Things were over grown and looked sloppy. Also the green house where the kept the succulents was locked, so I couldn't look in there.

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Thank Andy A
Seattle, Washington
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587 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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Thank Sarah C
Mesa, Arizona
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 

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Sunapee
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90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.