Beautiful, vivid photographs combine with equally vibrant text to present twenty-nine of the Pelican State’s most famous gardens.
Louisiana’s traditional gardens, plantation gardens, arboretums, parks, commemorative areas, and nature preserves will awe and inspire gardeners everywhere. Among those featured are the Louisiana State Arboretum, the first state-supported arboretum in the United States, and Audubon Park and Zoological Gardens, featuring not only the handiwork of renowned landscape planner John Charles Olmsted, but also a world-class zoo that is home to more than 1,800 animals.
For those wishing to see the gardens for themselves, helpful maps offer directions to every azalea, camellia, and magnolia from Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville to Zemurray Gardens in Loranger.
About the Author
Mary Fonseca is a freelance writer who actively promotes touring Louisiana to various clubs, organizations, and travel groups. She is also the author of Weekend Getaways in Louisiana, published by Pelican.
About the Photographer
Award-winning architectural photographer Steven Brooke is the author of Seaside, Seaside Postcard Book, The Majesty of Natchez, and The Majesty of Natchez Postcard Book. He is also the coauthor of The Gardens of Florida. All are published by Pelican.
By Mary Fonseca
Photography by Steven Brooke
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
GARDENING / Regional / South
NATURE / Flowers
128 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
132 color photos 2 maps Bibliography
ISBN: 9781565543058 hc