The ten-acre Botanical New Orleans Botanical Garden located within the huge City Park is open year-round. The garden is beautifully designed with a plethora of plants and flowers including more than 2,000 varieties of plants from all over the world.
In 1936, the New Orleans Botanical Garden opened as the first public classical garden. Some of the more popular parts of the garden are the Conservatory of Two Sisters, the Yakumo Nihon Teien Japanese Garden, the Pavilion of the Two Sisters, the Garden Study Center, Lath House and the Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage.
The New Orleans Historic Train Garden is a fascinating exhibit within the garden. It is a replica of old time New Orleans with miniature automatic trains driving through on the tracks. The volunteers create and maintain the train garden with the flowers and plants within the scenes.
When we visited at the beginning of February, the garden was maintained beautifully with some flowers in bloom here and there. We enjoyed walking through the tranquil garden. I can only imagine how magnificent the garden must be when in full bloom.
Posted: June 18, 2022
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
5 Victory Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Wednesday: 10 am-8pm
Thursday-Sunday: 10am-4:30 pm
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing
Children ages 3-12: $5
Children under age 3: Free