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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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1. Press Street Gardens

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7 Press Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
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2. The Clouet Gardens

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Clouet St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Photo via Clouet Gardens

3. 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.

4. Planters Grove

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2047 Felicity Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
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5. Old Ursuline Convent

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1100 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Photo: Traveling Mermaid via flickr

6. Beauregard-Keyes House & Garden

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1113 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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7. Pitot House

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1440 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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8. Hermann-Grima House

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820 Saint Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
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9. Latrobe Park

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1016 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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10. Antique Rose Garden at Armstrong Park

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701 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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11. City Park Wildflowers

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Marconi Drive & Roosevelt Mall
New Orleans, LA 70124
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12. City Park Botanical Gardens, behind the Garden Study Center

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1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
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1. Press Street Gardens

7 Press Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Press Street Gardens/Facebook
7 Press Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. The Clouet Gardens

Clouet St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Photo via Clouet Gardens
Clouet St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. 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.

4. Planters Grove

2047 Felicity Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
@jdholdmyolives/Instagram
2047 Felicity Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

5. Old Ursuline Convent

1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Photo: Traveling Mermaid via flickr
1100 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Beauregard-Keyes House & Garden

1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Photo via Beauregard-Keyes House
1113 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

7. Pitot House

1440 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
bellebangel0.tripod.com
1440 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

8. Hermann-Grima House

820 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
mrsvintageblog.com
820 Saint Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. Latrobe Park

1016 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
@g_hellesq/ Instagram
1016 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

10. Antique Rose Garden at Armstrong Park

701 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Malcolm Manners/Flickr
701 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

11. City Park Wildflowers

Marconi Drive & Roosevelt Mall, New Orleans, LA 70124
neworleanscitypark.com
Marconi Drive & Roosevelt Mall
New Orleans, LA 70124

12. City Park Botanical Gardens, behind the Garden Study Center

1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
Garden Study Center/neworleanscitypark.com
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124