What’s Out There Weekend New Orleans April 1-2, 2017, Features Free Expert-led Tours of Parks, Gardens, and Open Spaces

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What’s Out There Weekend New Orleans April 1-2, 2017, Features Free Expert-led Tours of Parks, Gardens, and Open Spaces

What’s Out There Weekend New Orleans April 1-2, 2017, Features Free Expert-led Tours of Parks, Gardens, and Open Spaces
Mar 14, 2017

Media Contact: Nord Wennerstrom | T: 202.483.0553  | M: 202.225.7076 | E: nord@tclf.org


Part of a nationwide program that reveals the stories of places that are part of our daily lives

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2017) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announces What’s Out There Weekend New Orleans April 1-2, 2017, featuring free, expert-led tours of the city’s parks, gardens, landscapes and open spaces.  These tours enable people to discover the design history of places they may pass every day but don’t necessarily know about. Expert guides provide rich stories, personal anecdotes, and keen observations about each site, landscape architecture, city shaping, and garden design. TCLF has already produced an online What’s Out There Cultural Landscapes Guide to New Orleans with nearly 70 sites, along with a print publication that is available for purchase. All of the tours are free, but registration is required and capacity is limited. 

Saturday, April 1 Tours: Sites, Tour Guides, and Times

Sunday, April 2 Tours: Sites, Tour Guides, and Times

What’s Out There New Orleans dovetails with TCLF’s web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database currently features more than 2,000 sites, 11,000 images, and 1,000 designer profiles. What’s Out There is optimized for iPhones and similar handheld devices, and includes What’s Nearby, a GPS-enabled function that locates all landscapes in the database within a 25-mile radius of any given location. 

“New Orleans’ rich and distinct identity is embedded in its diverse landscape legacy,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF’s president and CEO, “and the What’s Out There Weekend program is an engaging way to discover the city.”

The event is presented in association with local and national partners, with generous support provided the Turner Family Foundation, Victor Stanley, the Zemurray Foundation, Shaun and Foster Duncan, Sheila and Thomas Lemann, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., NOLA Parks for All, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, along with additional sponsors.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes.