New Orleans Botanical Garden
Garden in New Orleans City Park
5 Victory Ave., NOLA 70124
The New Orleans Botanical Garden was originally known as the City Park Rose Garden when it opened in 1936. During the Great Depression the Works Progress Administration (WPA) designed the garden for everyone to enjoy and it became New Orleans' first public classical garden. It is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the WPA and Art Deco period. Reborn as the New Orleans Botanical Garden in the early 1980s, today's garden provides a vibrant palette of over 2,000 varieties of plants from all over the world. The 10-acre site contains several themed gardens and centuries-old oak trees. Since the garden is open year-round, visitors can enjoy all of the seasonal splashes of color.