Stimulating the Sight and Smell: Louisiana's Botanical Gardens

Louisiana's gardens offer native and exotic species in a variety of settings.

American Rose Center in Shreveport Louisiana

Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Botanical Gardens at New Orleans City Park

New Orleans Botanical Garden

Azaleas at R.W. Norton Gallery

R.W. Norton Art Gallery

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Biedenharn Home & Gardens

The Biedenharn Museum & Garden

Louisiana’s subtropical climate and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico give the state extended periods of warm weather and mild winters, creating an ideal environment for gardens. 

Where better to experience Louisiana’s natural beauty than at numerous botanical parks statewide? Visitors can see indigenous blooms such as magnolias (Louisiana’s state flower), irises, orchids, violets, Southern azaleas and wildflower species in a seemingly endless variety of colors.

Travelers will also find Louisiana gardens in both visually striking and organic settings at formal gardens, Louisiana State Parks and historic plantation homes on the Mississippi River.

Stop and smell the flowers in Louisiana's Botanical Gardens: