The Gardens of Houmas House Plantation have been developed
as a lush 38-acre panorama of indigenous Louisiana
plant life and stunning exotics designed to beckon visitors
to extend their stay.
Like the statues of the four seasons patiently await the
arrival of each solstice and equinox along the River Road,
the Gardens are planned to reflect the unique beauty of each
part of the year.
Many sitting areas have been provided around the property
to invite guests to sit and experience the year-round grandeur
of the ancient oak alley, the fragrance of spring and summer
blooms and the sights and sounds of bird life, wildlife and
plantation life of long ago.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep our gardens looking as good as they do? Click HERE to see Craig Black's gardening tips.
The Hampton Garden, the Upper Garden and the
Neptune Pavillion Fountain and Lawn flank the dramatic and inviting Fountain
Courtyard where many guests like to congregate following
their tour of the Mansion.
With it's year-round growing season, Houmas House Plantation
and Gardens is always alive with new plantings, new growth
and new blooms, even in the dead of winter. Adding to the
natural show performed by the property's plant life, the
property is dramatically decorated for the holidays, both
inside and out.
Click HERE to view our Winter Gardens Slideshow.
Spring comes early to plant life along the River Road, and
the gardens at Houmas House literally explode overnight
with color and fragrance. The gardens are managed
to create a natural display of indigenous plant life and
blooms alongside the more formal presentation of selected
exotics that add to the overall Houmas House experience.
Click HERE to view our Spring Gardens Slideshow.
Cooling breezes from the Mississippi River are escorted
onto the property by the ancient oak alley and cascaded
onto appreciative visitors lingering in the fragrant gardens
shaded by spread of the plantation's other historic oaks.
Both annuals and perennials flourish in south Louisiana's
warm, moist summer climate to create a sub-tropical feeling
for summertime visitors.
Many natives and visitors alike consider fall the best season
for South Lousiana. Crisp mornings are almost spring-like
before giving way to a friendly afternoon sun. In this climate,
Houmas House celebrates the traditional harvest season,
including special decorations, inside and out, for Halloween
and Thanksgiving. Unlike more northerly climates, fall temperatures
along the River Road promote longevity for the flourish
of summer plants and allow for special plantings during