What’s In Bloom: August

What you could see in August at the Botanical Garden

Bush Morning Glory, Ipomoea carnea

Bush Morning Glory, Ipomoea carnea

Pink Stachytarpheta

Pink Stachytarpheta

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Curcuma ëTropicaisí

Curcuma ëTropicaisí

Hedychium ëSherry Babyí

Hedychium ëSherry Babyí

Fiddle-leaf Plumeria, Plumeria pudica

Fiddle-leaf Plumeria, Plumeria pudica

Ginger Tropical Tahitian Bridal Veil, Gibasis geniculata

Ginger Tropical Tahitian Bridal Veil, Gibasis geniculata

Zingiber ëTwice as Niceí

Zingiber ëTwice as Niceí

Fire Bush, Hamelia patens

Fire Bush, Hamelia patens

Victoria Water Lily, Victoria amazonica

Victoria Water Lily, Victoria amazonica

The Shade Garden in August

The Shade Garden in August

Blue Star Bearís Foot Fern, Polypodium aureum

Blue Star Bearís Foot Fern, Polypodium aureum

Flamingo Flower, Justicia carnea

Flamingo Flower, Justicia carnea

Painted Fingernail Bromeliad, Neoregelia spectabilis

Painted Fingernail Bromeliad, Neoregelia spectabilis

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CITY PARK FACTS:

At her request, upon her death in 1914, New Orleans philanthropist Sara Lavinia Hyamsí jewelry collection (valued at $30,000/at that time) was sold and the proceeds were used to construct a fountain for the children of New Orleans. The fountain is located inside the gates of Carousel Gardens.