The Historic New Orleans Train Garden is one of the Park’s hidden gems, tucked away in a vibrant, lush corner of the Botanical Garden. Featuring New Orleans home and building architecture made with botanical materials, and replicas of streetcars and trains that wind around the track, visitors are charmed as they enjoy 1,300 feet of history. The Train Garden layout and its buildings were designed and constructed by renowned artisan Paul Busse who built the “mechanical and botanical” displays in gardens from New York City to Chicago.The Train Garden is open during normal Botanical Garden hours, but trains operate on a limited schedule: Saturdays and Sundays (when Botanical Garden is open) and during Celebration in the Oaks. The Train Garden is available for birthday parties as well as and private events.
Due to a special event at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), on Friday, December 2, the inbound entrance to Lelong Drive into City Park by the NOMA will be closed from 7AM to 7PM, in addition to surrounding streets, including Enrique Alferez Drive and Collins Diboll Circle. For Celebration in the Oaks entrance impact, click here: Maps & Directions – Celebration in the Oaks.