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New Orleans Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number: +1 504-483-9386
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An outstanding gem in a run down town

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The loveliest part of the garden now is the water lilies in bloom. There is a section under construction that will be great once completed. Summer plants mostly gone. New entrance is a double. One side the botanical garden, the other side is storyland. Busy place especially on Saturday. The garden has swings and fun bird feeders in the fern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We loved getting away and relaxing in the gardens. It was beautiful and often hosts events. We enjoyed our time here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

They have done a great deal to restore this garden after Katrina. They are still working on it and can't wait to see the new sections.

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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.
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