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New Orleans Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
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+1 504-483-9386
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Nice Stop When visting City Park

The City Park is a must do in your visit mainly because there is so much to do around it - including the Botanical Gardens. Its a nice walk up to them and a wonderful variety of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The City Park is a must do in your visit mainly because there is so much to do around it - including the Botanical Gardens. Its a nice walk up to them and a wonderful variety of plants - not as expansive as many others I have seen - but even out of season in November we felt like it... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Sorry but we've seen better botanical gardens & it felt a bit of a cheek to charge $6 entrance when you can visit the far better Sculpture Park nearby for free. I'm sure a lot of work has been put in & it is no doubt beautiful when the roses & azaleas & irises. Did enjoy the Sculpture Garden &... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Was pleasantly surprised by our visit to the Botanical Gardens during a cool day in November. Wasn't very crowded at all on the day we visited and we found it to be a peaceful oasis. Looks small from outside the gates but there is a lot to see and it takes about a hour to an hour and a half... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The diversity of Nature is expressed in all its glory here. I have never seen so many different plants, trees, and flowers anywhere else in the country. It was very quiet and not crowded so you can really take your time and explore the Gardens and greenhouses at your leisure. We spent half a day here but you could easily... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is magical. It is also huge. We thought we had seen everything and then found this adorable corner of the garden filled with model trains. Our kids loved it. If we hadn't already purchased tickets to Storyland, we would have spent more time in the Botanical Garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The botanical gardens is a must for a visit to New Orleans. The grounds are beautiful and expansive. You can find a place of quiet and calm along every path. The sculpture's that are are displayed throughout the garden add to the charm of the botanical gardens. I have been to the gardens twice, once on an anniversary trip with... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My wife and I visited the Botanical Garden while visiting overall the New Orleans City Park area. We had a great time in the gardens even though it was the first week in Oct. We toured the various gardens and there was a lot of shade. There was a cost to enter (which I do not remember the amount) but... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My husband and I had several hours to kill before we could check into our hotel. Neither of us wanted to fight the madness of parking in The French Quarter, so we decided to check out City Park. The Botanical Gardens are tucked inside City Park, which had ample parking during the workday on which we visited. We were pleasantly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We always check out the Botanical Gardens when we travel and are a bit spoilt (Durban, Kandy, Kew, Sydney...) so found them a bit small by comparison (and you have to pay $6). But lovely butterfly garden and we actually saw a hummingbird – the rest of our trip was sparrow/pigeon-loaded. Some nice elements like the jumping fountains and amazing... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

You have to wonder and be amazed at municipal spending in a town that lives on the financial and community borderline that they can keep gardens like this looking so good and for the enjoyment of so many.... although I notice there are lots of commercial opportunities bring grasped with weddings and corporate events. Delightfully laid out gardens, particularly enjoyed... More 

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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.
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