New Orleans City Park: Take a virtual tour of the New Orleans Botanical Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden attracts visitors year round to experience 10 acres of lush greenery and striking sculptures.

The seeds for City Park’s beautiful garden were planted in the 1930s, and the Botanical Garden remains one of the few examples of public garden design from the Art Deco period.

Today, the natural escape features more than 2,000 plants from around the world.

Photo courtesy: New Orleans City Park

Over the years, the Botanical Garden has undergone dramatic improvements including the newest addition in 2019. City Park opened a large outdoor Kitchen in the Garden, a new culinary event space and hub for food education.

Even though the Botanical Garden is shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can still virtually take a stroll through the garden.

Pair our video tour with this virtual tour offered by City Park and the map below for the ultimate at-home experience. City Park’s virtual walking tour offers facts about sculptures, buildings and plants inside the beautiful garden.

SEE MORE: Want more virtual tours of City Park’s popular attractions? See our entire series

Map of New Orleans Botanical Garden Source: New Orleans City Park

Of course, this won’t be the same experience like actually visiting City Park. Hopefully, the point-of-view experience will serve as a welcome distraction while families are social distancing at home.

Even with facilities shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1,300-acre park has been buzzing with activity from passive recreation.

However, City Park now faces a strain on finances due to a loss of revenue from the shutdown.

New Orleans City Park officials say they are accepting donations to help fund park operations. For more information about New Orleans City Park, visit the website.

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