11 Of The Most Beautiful Gardens In Louisiana
Louisiana is a beautiful place for flowers. Our numerous and beautifully landscaped gardens are some of the most wonderful places for people to visit in the entire state. Here’s a list of some of the most gorgeous examples, including the headquarters of the American Rose Society!
1) Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia
A 25 acre estate built upon a coastal salt dome on Lake Peigneur, the Rip Van Winkle Gardens offers breathtaking views of the lake and a full array of native blossoming annuals and perennials.
2) New Orleans Botanical Gardens, New Orleans
Nestled in City Park, these botanical gardens offer the gorgeous lily pond pictured here as well as an extensive collection of rare and exotic plants—including cacti and tropicals.
3) R. W. Norton Art Gallery Gardens, Shreveport
A free art collection in Shreveport, the gardens that surround the gallery are as big an attraction as the art itself. The beautiful array of azaleas is especially treasured here.
4) Jungle Gardens, Avery Island
Found on the same Island where Tabasco is manufactured, this 170 acre plot of natural beauty is home to a wide variety of exotic plant and animal life.
5) Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
This arboretum offers some of the most beautiful walking paths in the state.
6) Gardens of the American Rose Center, Shreveport
Dedicated in 1974, this center is the national headquarters of the American Rose Society. It offers over 20,000 rose bushes on a 118 acre tract that includes a variety of companion plants, sculptures, and water features.
7) Butler-Greenwood Plantation – Bed & Breakfast, St. Francisville
50 acres of landscaped grounds surround this late 18th century estate offers a beautiful example of 19th century formal gardens.
8) Hodges Gardens, Florien
Open to the public since 1956, Hodges Gardens is a truly unique state treasure, offering winding paths, hills, waterfalls, and trickling springs throughout the tall pines of West Central Louisiana.
9) Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow
Perhaps the most Monet-like gardens in the state of Louisiana, the decadent variety at Houmas House gardens makes it a favorite location for Louisiana celebrations.
10) Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans
In a hidden corner of the city, this 8-acre meticulously kept historic home and gardens is one of the best kept secrets in the city.
11) Botanic Garden Baton Rouge
This beautiful garden at Independence park in Baton Rouge includes a Crepe Myrtle garden, a Rose garden, an Iris garden and a Daylily garden. Kids have fun exploring the sensory garden and the butterfly garden.
Have you ever visited any of these gardens? Any of these sites surprise you? Let us know your experiences in the comments below!
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