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New Orleans Botanical Garden

Featuring More than 2,000 Plants from Around the World

The Botanical Garden is an absolutely magical place -- anytime of year! - Melinda M.

Welcome to the New Orleans Botanical Garden
From the 1930s to today, we're proud to offer the city carefully cultivated gardens. Open year round, twelve acres of gardens and art await you. Whether you are a local or a tourist, make sure to take a leisurely stroll through our many gardens. We know you'll see something new each visit and always leave with a smile. 

    Education Programs

    Classes, workshops and resources


    Opportunities to get involved


    Ensure the future of the garden

    Gift Shop

    Gifts from local artisans

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    Special settings for all ages

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At her request, upon her death in 1914, New Orleans philanthropist Sara Lavinia Hyams’ jewelry collection (valued at $30,000/at that time) was sold and the proceeds were used to construct a fountain for the children of New Orleans. The fountain is located inside the gates of Carousel Gardens.