The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, New Orleans

(4.8/5 based on 950+ 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 lovely sculpture garden in City Park is an oasis of quiet and calm. Early morning or later in the afternoon, or a nice place to sit and read.  more »
  • After having coffee and beignets, stroll over to the sculpture garden. Admission is free. The paved pathways wander along with an interesting display of sculptures. The collection is varied and substa...  more »
  • Great way to spend a few hours on a beautiful afternoon. Can't believe it's free!! Cleanest park bathrooms I've ever seen  more »