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The antique wooden carousel in Carousel Gardens was created by famed carvers Looff and Carmel and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A post-Katrina renovation garnered national attention and praise from the National Historic Preservation Society.

LATEST BLOG POST: 14,000 tulips have bloomed at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park.

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They're blooming!

14,000 tulips have bloomed at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park. Planted in mid-January 2019, the flowers started blooming last week and are in full bloom now. The City Park Horticulture Department plants each bulb by hand with great care and it takes the team of six over 20 hours from start to finish.

New this year: We redesigned the ropes between the blooms and the public. Now you can get even closer to the tulips to get just the right Instagram shot. (But we're still asking people to not pick the flowers or cross the ropes).

Some tulips have interesting...

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