Tricentennial Garden Tour in Natchitoches

Six private historic gardens on tour in Natchitoches on March 22

Lemee-House-Garden-(Large)NATCHITOCHES, LA – Ten of the most unique gardens in the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District will be opened to visitors for the Tri-Centennial Garden Tour on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Throughout the tour visitors will learn much about the history of Natchitoches, the homes the gardens grace, and the history of formal and naturalized gardening in this, the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase.

Soldini-House-Garden-(Large)Guests will be welcome to tour the Sacraments and Vows exhibit at the Lemee House and the Soldini House, a display featuring antique wedding gowns, christening gowns and old Natchitoches family bibles.

The Guy House will host Ghost Gardens, an exhibit of the lost gardens of Natchitoches.  The St. Denis Garden Club will be decorating the Nakatosh Condo Courtyard with container creations.  In the Chez des Amis Garden, Dr. Jim Metcalf will share information about unusual plants, one of the earliest cultivated agricultural products of the area, and the rose cultivar named for the city.

Dr-Mildred-Bailey-Garden-(Large)Tickets for the event will be $15.00 and can be purchased at the Natchitoches Welcome Center located at 780 Front Street in Natchitoches.  Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at the Visitor’s Center, the Natchitoches Historic Foundation Headquarters 550 Rue Second, or the Lemee House 310 Rue Jefferson.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 1-800-259-1714.