Garden Variety
Folk art, plants, beer and butterflies abound on this trip through various gardens and outdoor spaces.

The Biedenharn family is known for being the first to bottle Coca-Cola, but also for their lovely estate and its beautifully landscaped grounds. At Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, plant enthusiasts will relish the Elsong Gardens, which includes thousands of flowers and plants paired with music to enchant visitors. History buffs can also tour the Coca-Cola Museum or Bible Museum and its restored old-fashion candy-store.

2000 Riverside Dr., Monroe, LA 71201

Guests don’t need to stay overnight at Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast to enjoy everything this bed and breakfast has to offer, including the garden’s bookshop. Grab a book and take a stroll through gardens specifically designed to draw butterflies and hummingbirds or take a plant identification class from the personable Dr. Allen, an expert in Louisiana’s native flora.

5070 Hwy 399, Pitkin, LA 70656

Every Spring and Fall, Wild Bush Farm + Vineyard hosts Jazz'n the Vines, featuring local music and food vendors. Guests are invited to camp out with lawn chairs or a blanket and bring a picnic or purchase snacks on site.

81250 Highway 1082, Bush, LA 70431

Relax under an open skylight and lush greenery at the Mid City Beer Garden known for its mouthwatering pub fare and craft beer selection. Guests must be 21+ to enter, but furry friends are always welcome.

3808 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Explore the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, as it reflects the internal struggles and unique talent of a bricklayer who left behind 100 sculptures representing angels, cowboys, a lighthouse and the sculptor himself. The garden is free and always open to the public.

5337 Bayouside Dr, Chauvin, LA 70344

Little ones will delight in a walk through Catahoula Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden that attract all kinds of beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds. Observe the different life stages and varieties of butterflies to make this special experience a learning one, too.

5325 LA-8, Bentley, LA 71407 (Address to district office—park here and walk across the street)
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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Did you know there are salt mounds dating back to the Jurassic period near Louisiana's coast?