Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

1 Collins Diboll Cir.
New Orleans, LA 70179- Map It
Phone: (504) 658-4100

AAA Editor Notes

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is at 1 Collins Diboll Cir. in City Park. Next to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the landscaped, 5-acre site contains more than 60 sculptures. Pieces by such artists as Jacques Lipchitz, Renè Magritte, Henry Moore, Pierre Auguste Renoir, George Rickey and George Segal are surrounded by pine and live oak trees, camellias and magnolias. Well-placed pools, footbridges and paved paths highlight the collection. Azaleas, Japanese yews, wax myrtles, sago and windmill palms, and aquatic plants such as Louisiana iris and spider lilies mingle throughout the garden. An audio tour by cellphone is available.
Station: City Park/Museum
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat.-Sun. 10-5. Closed Mardi Gras Day and major holidays. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.