Live oaks, Spanish moss and lazy bayous frame this masterpiece of urban planning. Three miles long and 1 mile wide, dotted with gardens,...
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
This garden opened in 2003 with pieces from the world-renowned Besthoff collection and today holds smore than 60 pieces, dotted across 5...
New Orleans Museum of Art
Inside City Park, this elegant museum was opened in 1911 and is well worth a visit both for its special exhibitions and top-floor...
In the Casino Building just a few steps from the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Morning Call serves coffee, beignets and gumbo around the...
City Park · interesting places nearby
Botanical Gardens information
The grounds were almost lost to Katrina’s floodwaters, but today the site has made almost a complete turnaround. Local and international flora is exhibited, and there are stirring examples of Works Progress Administration (WPA) workmanship and art-deco design in the form of pavilions and function halls such as the Pavilion of Two Sisters and Lath House. In the northwest corner, the Train Garden replicates the city in 1:22 scale miniature size, cut through with 1300ft of rail.