New Orleans Botanical Garden
And those majestic Live Oak trees
Paul Soniat is the director of the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. New Orleanians have enjoyed the botanical garden since the 1930s. Today, almost nine decades later, the garden encompasses 12 acres of lush garden displays and beautiful art installations. In this podcast, Soniat tells us all about the vivid carpet of colorful wild flowers that are in bloom near the park’s Marconi Drive entrance. He also discusses the history of the majestic Live Oak trees and describes how they fared in Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is famous for its grand Live Oak trees, and Soniat explains why Live Oaks thrive and grow so large in New Orleans.