Gardens in New Orleans?

nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)January 20, 2012

DH and I are planning our first visit to NO in late March or else early June.

Which would be the best time to visit (I don't like the heat).

Are there any fabulous gardens that we should visit?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks, Nancy

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gtucci1(8)

Go in March. It is by far the best time to go as it starts to get really hot and humid starting in May.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:18AM
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redbirds(8b La)

Agreed, if you don't like heat, don't pick June! Nancy, New Orleans really is kind of one big garden. Take some long slow walks through the French Quarter, take the streetcar to the Garden District and Uptown. The azaleas will probably be done blooming by then, but that's a beautiful time of year to visit. The Botanical Garden is nice.
http://garden.neworleanscitypark.com/

I've heard Longue Vue is beautiful but amazingly, I have never been. I have to put that on my list to do soon!
https://www.longuevue.com/index.php

If you travel around the state any, the St. Francisville area is beautiful.
http://www.aftonvilla.com/

    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 2:37PM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Thanks guys! I'm so excited! Nancy

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 1:26AM
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louisianagrl(8b/louisiana/mandeville)

Longvue house and gardens is awesome!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 12:19PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I was going to post the same question. We've decided to make a spur-of-the-moment trek to NO this weekend. Love these suggestions!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 9:48AM
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