New Orleans Botanical Gardens

new orelans botanical gardens

The New Orleans Botanical Gardens is located inside City Park at 5 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA. Admission for adults is $10. Children over 3 years old are $5 and under 3 years old are free to enter. Also, if you’re a Louisiana resident, on Wednesdays, you’ll get in free! There is plenty of free parking in front, restrooms throughout the gardens, and a gift shop.

New Orleans Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Garden is full of over 2,000 plants from all over the world. There is a modest Japanese garden, a butterfly walk, a rose garden, greenhouses, and so much more. There is also a huge outdoor kitchen where a chef prepares fresh, healthy meals every Wednesday! They also host cooking events and classes there!

New Orleans Botanical Gardens

If you’re a nature enthusiast, you’ll be in heaven! There are so many different flowers, plants, and trees to enjoy. And since the Botanical Gardens is a 10-acre site, you can easily spend a few hours there and even have a picnic! Another bonus of the Botanical Gardens being 10-acres is that it doesn’t feel overcrowded with people. In fact, when I was visiting, I rarely saw any people at all! You can really take your time and literally smell the roses. 

New Orleans Botanical Gardens

The New Orleans Botanical Gardens makes the perfect backdrop for your nature-themed photos. Being the nature lover that I am, I of course had to get a few pictures in. There is an ample amount of shade, thanks to the oak trees and archways, so harsh lighting on a sunny day wasn’t a concern during the photoshoot. However, If you plan on doing a commercial photoshoot or videography, there is a fee of $50 per session

New Orleans Botanical Gardens
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Overall, I would recommend the New Orleans Botanical Gardens if you’re passing by and love being outdoors. This was a great addition to my trip to New Orleans! 

New Orleans Botanical Gardens
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

7 thoughts on “New Orleans Botanical Gardens”

  1. I work at a botanical garden, and they are just magical places. I haven’t had the opportunity to visit New Orleans’ garden, but it looks absolutely beautiful!

  2. Wow! These botanical gardens look so beautiful. I wish I visited during my two times in New Orleans. Looks like I have a reason to go back. 🙂

  3. What a gorgeous botanical garden! This looks like a photographers dream to capture. That would be an awesome setting to take a cooking class too. I’m tentatively heading back to New Orleans next spring and would love to visit!

  4. Wow this botanical garden looks so pretty! I love to visit places like this if I have time during a trip. I’ll be sure to add this to my New Orleans itinerary.

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