Many years ago, Faubourg St. John neighbor Rich Sacher saw the poor condition of the water lilies in City Park’s Botanical Garden pond then offered to take charge of them. After volunteering at City Park’s Botanical Garden pond for ten years, Rich knew he needed to start an aquatic nursery to meet the demand for these beauties. So, he did!
For over 35 years now, Rich and Aquatic Gardens have been donating and maintaining the water lilies at City Park’s Botanic Garden pond, and in recent years, at the pond in front of the museum, too.
Photos and info from Rich Sacher
American Aquatic Gardens
621 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70117
(on the edge of the French Quarter)
Daily 9-4 – Closed major holidays