Afton Villa Gardens, St. Francisville, LA
Spring is around the corner and the opening of Afton Villa Gardens – March 1, 2015!
The Gardens are open Daily (7 days a week) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, March 1st thru June 30th and October 1st thru November 30th.
This Spring, West Feliciana Parish celebrates the forty-fourth annual Audubon Pilgrimage March 20, 21 and 22, 2015 in St. Francisville, LA , the glorious garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation Country. The West Feliciana Historical Society commemorates artist-naturalist John James Audubon's stay as he painted a number of his famous bird studies and tutored the daughter of Oakley Plantation's Pirrie family.
Afton Villa Gardens is again featured on the Audubon Pilgrimage (audubonpilgrimage.info) garden tour. Afton survives today as testament to the tenacity as well as the fragility of historic settings, for these spectacular plantings have long outlived the flamboyant mansion they were designed to complement.
The annual Audubon Pilgrimage celebrates a southern spring in St. Francisville, the glorious garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation country.