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12 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces in New Orleans

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Yes, we know it's really, really hot right now. But if you can tear yourself away from your AC, we recommend you get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air in the form of always-in-bloom New Orleans. Sure, you know about the Botanical Gardens in City Park or Longue Vue House and Gardens, but we've rounded up 12 gardens and green spaces that are a little more under the radar. Of course, we're only including gardens and green spaces that are publicly accessible (no private residences or community gardens). But if you think we're missing something, let us know in the comments or send us an email. Enjoy the map, and good luck not getting this song stuck in your head all day.

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Press Street Gardens

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The Clouet Gardens

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The Tree of Life

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Named by locals, The Tree of Life could be Audubon Park’s oldest live oak. Tons of people get married here but it’s a popular picnic spot, too. Rumor has it that this tree was planted for the bride of a New Orleans plantation owner.

Planters Grove

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Old Ursuline Convent

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Beauregard-Keyes House & Garden

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Pitot House

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Hermann-Grima House

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Latrobe Park

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Antique Rose Garden at Armstrong Park

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City Park Wildflowers

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City Park Botanical Gardens, behind the Garden Study Center

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Press Street Gardens

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The Clouet Gardens

Photo via Clouet Gardens

The Tree of Life

Named by locals, The Tree of Life could be Audubon Park’s oldest live oak. Tons of people get married here but it’s a popular picnic spot, too. Rumor has it that this tree was planted for the bride of a New Orleans plantation owner.

Planters Grove

@jdholdmyolives/Instagram

Old Ursuline Convent

Photo: Traveling Mermaid via flickr

Beauregard-Keyes House & Garden

Photo via Beauregard-Keyes House

Pitot House

bellebangel0.tripod.com

Hermann-Grima House

mrsvintageblog.com

Latrobe Park

@g_hellesq/ Instagram

Antique Rose Garden at Armstrong Park

Malcolm Manners/Flickr

City Park Wildflowers

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City Park Botanical Gardens, behind the Garden Study Center

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