What’s In Bloom: December

What you could see in December at the Botanical Garden

Cactus and Succulents greenhouse

Cactus and Succulents greenhouse

Make sure to visit the Cactus and Succulents greenhouse. 

Cactus and Succulents greenhouse

Cactus and Succulents greenhouse

Ferns in the Conservatory

Ferns in the Conservatory

We have many Staghorn Ferns in the garden.  Some are mounted on our Arbor, others are hanging from trees. Ferns in the conservatory do well with the cooler weather and are lush and green.

Ferns in the Conservatory

Ferns in the Conservatory

The Fern Wall in the Conservatory

The Fern Wall in the Conservatory

Hanging Staghorn Fern

Hanging Staghorn Fern

Romanesco cauliflower

Romanesco cauliflower

Cool weather vegetables are thriving in the vegetable garden. Romanesco cauliflower (or broccoli) exhibits its natural fractal form.

Poinsettia Tree

Poinsettia Tree

Our Poinsettia Tree is the centerpiece in the Conservatory dome during the holiday season.

You can visit it during the day by visting the Botanical Garden or by night by attending the Celebration in the Oaks event. 

Resurrection Fern

Resurrection Fern

Resurrection fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides, grows on the branches of our live oak trees.  During dry periods it is dried and brown, apparently quite dead, but comes back to life and is green and vigorous after rain.

Resurrection Fern is the plant living on the Oak Trees in the Botanical Garden and the Park as a whole (as well as much of New Orleans and the Gulf region). To learn more, please click here.

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CITY PARK FACTS:

On 11/11/11, City Park celebrated by planting 111 trees. Local veterans dedicate the 111th tree as the "Veterans Tree", which is planted near the entrance to Couturie Forest on Harrison Avenue.