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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Botanical Gardens of City Park

After Sunday morning's marathon (and mad dash to church), David and I headed to the Botanical Gardens to take advantage of the post-rain cool weather (the rain kindly waited until we were in church and my run was complete).
Actually, first we went to brunch, where I inhaled Eggs Benicio, jalapeño corn muffins topped with pulled pork and poached eggs. THEN we went to City Park.

It drizzled a little while we were there, but mostly we had overcast skies and beautiful flowers.

Gigantic succulent

In the Japanese Garden

Since the Botanical Gardens are just $6, this is a lovely laid-back way to spend an afternoon in NOLA. You could do the Gardens, then go to a relaxed dinner at Lola's in mid-city and BYO wine.
We, however, went home and crashed in a stupor thanks to our activities of the night before!


  1. Aw, that's fun! There are botanical gardens around here but I never think to hit them up. Your brunch sounds like a good time also.
    Maybe Blogger will let me comment!

  2. I discover something new in NOLA every time I'm there :) Will be running the RockNRoll 1/2 marathon there in Feb. 2014 :)

  3. That looks really cool. Michael and I went to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix when we were there in the winter. It's funny, when I was younger, those things would have bored me to death. But I guess as you get older you really appreciate them for their beauty and I really enjoy them.

  4. Beautiful! I love nice gardens like that in the midst of an urban environment.

  5. Looks like fun! I am glad you didn't get rained on too much!