The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, New Orleans
(4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Part of New Orleans' biggest and oldest museum of fine art, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA contains works by sculptors from around the world donated by two notable arts patrons. Situated behind the museum's main building, the 2 hectare (5 acre) landscaped garden exhibits about 60 sculptures, scattered among the verdant vegetation that includes oaks, magnolias, pines, and camellias. Follow the walking trails to see works by Henry Moore, Fernando Botero, Antoine Bourdelle, and Gaston Lachaise. If you'd like a free audio tour for your mobile device, drop by the information window at the garden entrance. Learn about the history of the garden by picking up one of two illustrated publications available at the museum shop. For travelers who use our world travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • this sculpture is next to the NO Museum of Art. very interesting group of sculptures, but the best part is the garden and all it's plantings. open every day and free. 
  • City Park is such a beautiful place. There a little bridges and sitting areas tucked in all over this massive park. The Sculpture Garden is one such area. Whether you are into art or not, it is a nice...  more »
  • A cheap uber ride from the French Quarter. Interesting sculptures within the park. As someone else noted, watch the geese - they're definitely angry birds.