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Heart of the Gardens Tour


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This new tour is operated for private groups only on a mini-bus with a step-on guide. The tour is 3 hours. Price is $33.00 pp and requires a minimum of 20 people. Contact Gray Line Tours at (504) 569-1401 for more information.

The New Orleans Botanical Garden has collaborated with Gray Line Tours of New Orleans and Longue Vue House and Gardens to present the “Heart of the Gardens” tour, a motor coach tour that showcases the natural wonders of New Orleans and includes walking tours of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and Longue Vue House and Gardens. Heart of the Gardens is the first official tour being offered by Gray Line Tours since the Katrina Devastation Tours.

The tour begins in the French Quarter, known for its courtyard gardens, proceeds down Esplanade Avenue, designated as one of America’s most elegant boulevards with its rows of live oaks, and continues along Bayou St. John, one of the city’s oldest passages.

The tour offers visitors views of homes reaching back to the earliest days of the area’s 17th century settlements, then includes stops at key gardening sites, and narration from professional tour guides. The tours are available on a custom base only with a 20 person minimum requirement.

The New Orleans Botanical Gardens, the “Heart of the Gardens” wants everyone to enjoy what New Orleanians have long treasured….its unique landscape, year round blooming gardens, and the new green lessons we have learned as the city rebuilds.



French Quarter

Royal at Dumaine
New Orleans, LA 70116


All Day. Until June 1