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.
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.
To learn more about the New Orleans Botanical Garden, visit here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To learn more about Jackson Square consider reading here.
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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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.