Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Gardens, St. Francisville, is in my top three list of beautiful gardens in Louisiana.  The gardens are built on the ruins of the plantation which was destroyed by fire in 1963.

Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Garden Statue

Afton Villa Garden Statue

During the Audubon Pilgrimage, which is held towards the end of March every year, the field of daffodils are in full bloom.

Field of Daffodils

Field of Daffodils

Tulips were in full bloom all around the garden.

Daffodils

Daffodils

Rosedown Plantation

Rosedown Plantation is in my top 3 list of the most beautiful plantation gardens in Louisiana. However, the garden’s has the most distinguish history. Daniel and Martha Tumbull build Rosedown in 1834. The gardens were overseen by Martha who keep record of every plant that was planted in the garden and where it was planted. Her journal of the garden is keep in the LSU Archives and a copy is used to maintain the gardens.

Rosedown Plantation

Rosedown Plantation

Rosedown Plantation - Back view

Rosedown Plantation – Back view

Rosedown Plantation - Gardens

Rosedown Plantation – Gardens

Rosedown Plantation - Gardens from Balcony

Rosedown Plantation – Gardens from Balcony