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  • 1936 Landscape Design Grows In New Orleans

    Posted on by Chad Harris

    In 1936, three artists designed and oversaw the construction of the Botanical Garden at City Park in New Orleans, LA.  Architect Richard Koch, Landscaper William Wierdorn, and sculptor Enrique Alferez designed the garden in an Art Deco style.  This was the first public garden in New Orleans.  

    boxwood formal garden at City Park

    Today, the New Orleans Botanical Garden is a place to find inspiring garden decor, beautiful garden fountains, urns, and native plants to Louisiana.  

    Vegetable Garden at City Park in New Orleans

    It's interesting how a landscape plan and the aerial photo look identical but when visiting a garden in person, you come away with a completely different impression.  

    Garden design

    To learn more about the New Orleans Botanical Garden, visit here.  

     

     

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  • French Quarter Garden Inspiration

    Posted on by Chad Harris

    Treasure Hunt 

    All week long we venture out into our neighborhoods in New Orleans looking for the next thing to inspire our garden designs.  Sometimes we have to take a look for above to capture the true beauty of our surroundings. 

     Beauregard-Keyes House

    Beauregard-Keyes House

    The Beauregard-Keyes House is a historic residence located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. Currently, a museum focusing on some it's residents of the house, General  Beauregard, and author Frances Parkinson Keyes. 

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     St. Louis Cathedral

    St. Louis Cathedral 

    Today, we found this photo inspiring from 250 feet above the Orleans Avenue from behind the St. Louis Cathedral.  Our DJI Mavic Pro allows us to find some great photo opportunities. 

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    St. Anthony's Garden Designed by French engineer de Pauger in 1721

    St. Anthony's Garden 

    Designed by French engineer de Pauger in 1721, the garden has remained a fixture in New Orleans.  In its early form, it was used to grow vegetables and today is a secluded garden that is hiding amongst the towers buildings of the French Quarter. 

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    Lush Balcony Gardens 

    Lush Balcony Gardens 

    We are privileged to live in a city with so more character and design influences.  As we stroll along the Royal Street in the French Quarter, we stand in awe of their beauty.  

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  • 17th Century Landscape Design in Modern Times

    Posted on by Chad Harris

    Jackson Square in New Orleans is rich in heritage, culture, and character. Louis H. Pilié designed Jackson Square and modeled it after the 17th Century Place des Vosges in Paris, France.


    Jackson Square is a registered National Historic Landmark in the French Quarter, and 1803 is the site that made Louisiana a territory of the United States.  There is a beautiful equestrian statue sculpted by Clark Mills which is a replica of the statue that is in Washington, DC.  In addition to the statue in Jackson Square in New Orleans, two additional statues are located in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida.  

    jackson square new orleans

    jackson square new orleans

    Jackson Square in New Orleans

    To learn more about Jackson Square consider reading here

     

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  • Garden Tour Audubon Park New Orleans

    Posted on by Chad Harris

     Audubon Park in New Orleans is located along St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River. Audubon Park is 350 acres and hosts a par 3 golf course, children's plays, fountains, running pathways, bicycles lanes, WWI monument, and several nature areas to explore.

    Audubon Park was purchased in 1871 by the City of New Orleans and hosted the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. In 1898, Audubon Park golf course opened and was later renovated in 2002.

    Here is the link to the Audubon Park Map - http://audubonnatureinstitute.org/audubon-park-map

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  • Garden Tour: New Orleans Garden District

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    New Orleans Garden District 

    New Orleans has some of the most beautiful gardens nestled along the streets in Garden District in New Orleans.  Many of these homes have been here for over one hundred years and they are the history that lives New Orleans. 

    The Garden District dates back to 1832 and was created after the Louisiana Purchase as a settlement for new American resident not wanting to live in the French Quarter.  These homes were built with magnificent gardens on large plots of land.  This resulted in some of the most beautiful gardens creating a perfect picture. 

    Today, I climbed aboard the New Orleans street car along Carrolton and Oak street. I was headed to the Garden District which is a 15-minute ride from my home.  I got off the street car at Jackson Avenue and heading down First Street to Prytania Street heading west.  I came across some beautiful gardens filled with lush green foliage.  

    I made this video about my journey and hope you like it. You can find it on Youtube along with other videos I have made about gardening, cooking, and New Orleans. 

     

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