Botanical Garden Education

Exciting classes and learning opportunities in the garden, year round!

Participants on a Garden education tour

Participants on a Garden education tour

Explore the New Orleans Botanical Garden with a trained garden guide!

We offer two tours lead by knowledgeable staff for groups of up to 40 people.

Group Tours:

$16/person with groups of 5 people minimum
$14/person with groups of 20 or more people
$12/person groups of 30 or more people

$20/person individuals

Garden Clubs and Friends of City Park:

$14/person groups of 5-20 people
$12/person groups of 20 or more people.

Botanical Garden Tour
The Botanical Garden Tour takes visitors on a meandering walk through the grounds of the historic garden. The tour covers the history of the garden (including information about this Works Progress Administration-funded project) and various exhibits and plant collections throughout the garden. This walking tour lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours and departs from the entrance of the Botanical Garden. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing suited for the weather.

Ancient Tree Tour of City Park
The Ancient Tree Tour walks visitors through the majestic stand of live oaks growing along City Park Avenue, the largest and oldest trees in City Park. Each live oak is named for a notable person in City Park’s history, and on this tour visitors learn about these benefactors and the fascinating history of our beloved park and city. This walking tour lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours and departs from the Dueling Oaks, located on the left side of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts a variety of educational classes, workshops, tours, and family activities designed to introduce the wonders of the natural world to all ages and levels of interest - from Master Gardeners to kindergartners. We offer adult classes for avid horticulturalists, scavenger hunts and other family-friendly activities, classes for “growing gardeners” and educational tours for school field trip outings.

Click individual boxes for details about our different classes and programs:

    Adult Tours

    School Tours

    Growing Gardeners

    Teacher's Resources

    Adult Lectures & Workshop

    Other Garden Events



Please don't park under City Park trees! The roots of a tree can stretch underground as far as the tree's branches, and parking on the root system will damage it.