I'd read on TripAdvisor that the New Orleans City Park was worth a look, so we headed there for an outing. This time, as we crossed the bridge, I was able to snap a photo of the skyline.
We started out with the botanical gardens, I was expecting flowers, but the first thing we found was a big vegetable garden.
They had a little of everything in this place. Next to the vegetables was a small hothouse filled with succulents and cacti. I began to believe the garden was probably structured for kids.
Just as I came to that realization, a group of kids with a docent came along. She gathered the kids outside the cactus-house and was pointing to something on the wall. I moved over to listen; she was showing them a caterpillar that was attaching himself to a brick, in preparation for metamorphosis. On a nearby brick were two of his friends who'd already turned into chrysalises. Way kewl!
The botanical garden had a charming greenhouse building with a lovely water garden. Inside was a small tropical rainforest.
I loved the many mature oaks in the park, some no doubt hundreds of years old. One enormous tree had apparently fallen over many years ago, and just kept growing sideways!