New Orleans Botanical Garden
Please note that New Orleans Botanical Garden is closed until further notice.
- Discover over 2,000 varieties of plant life at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
- See the stylish sculptures of Enrique Alférez.
- An oasis of calm in the centre of the city.
- Indoor tropical rainforest and waterfall.
- Admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden
The New Orleans Botanical Garden began their life as a project funded by the Works Progress Administration as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression. They fell into disuse during the following decade, but found new life beginning in the 80’s and today they are one of the city’s favourite attractions.
With over 2,000 plant varieties, many of them native to Louisiana, there’s something for everyone. Roses, aquatics, shrubs, perennials, and more are arranged in the different gardens. One of the first gardens you will enter is the beautifully fragrant Zemurray Azalea and Camelia Garden. Other highlights include the Conservatory of the Two Sisters, which houses a tropical rainforest in miniature as well as a waterfall and a cave, in which live a number of animals that are native to the tropics.
Besides the amazing collection of plants, there are several sculptures by famed locally resident artist Enrique Alférez. These art deco pieces blend perfectly with the atmosphere of the gardens.
There really is no greener place in the city to take time out and recharge your batteries. Book your visit to the New Orleans Botanical Garden today with City Sightseeing©.
Before you Go
Open daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (*subject to change)
Last entry: 4:00 p.m.
Closed on some holidays and for special events
All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.