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New Orleans Botanical Gardens

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

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Nice little area to visit.

It's March 22nd and some of the flowers are already past their peak, but very nice and kept up well. (Yeah, lol, the fact that some of the flowers were past their peak may be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Rockford, Tennessee
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London, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Tour worth the time, we were there in March and some spring flowers just winding down, but this is a large garden and just the size of the Oak Trees is worth seeing.

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Rockford, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It's March 22nd and some of the flowers are already past their peak, but very nice and kept up well. (Yeah, lol, the fact that some of the flowers were past their peak may be expecxted to those of you who live near this area of the country, but I wasn't expecting it.) There was a wedding getting ready to... More 

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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a small botanical garden to begin with, and is still in the process of being restored after the hurricane. The conservatory is small but very nice with a lots of orchids and tropical on one side, and beautiful ferns on the other. The native plant garden in good shape. Lots of azaleas in bloom in spring. Fabulous huge... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have never been to a botanic garden that is so uninteresting. The displays were scuffy looking with virtually no labels. Can't come close to the many other gardens we have seen. Saving grace was the $4.00 entrance fee.

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Troy, Michigan
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44 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Definitely stop in and spend some time strolling through this garden if you are visiting City Park, but as another reviewer mentioned, it is not quite worth a trip on its own. For only $4 entrance fee, you'll enjoy a nice walk through the small yet interesting gardens. Highlights were the bamboo, the train garden, and the tropical rainforest. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 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 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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NYC,NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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