The Garden Guide

Afton Villa Garden

The ruined mansion of this great southern estate has been incorporated into an atmospheric garden design. It is rich in old trees, Spanish moss and flamboyantly bright azaleas. A gravel court has statues of Diana, Apollo, Hospitality and Abundance, imported from Italy. Terraces descend from the remains of the mansion to a ravine. The restoration was done by Genevieve Trimble and guided by Dr Neil Odenwald, a landscape architect from Baton Rouge. Since the restoration was part-inspired by Sissinghurst, it may be regarded as an example of the Arts and Crafts style of garden design.

Photograph © Afton Villa Gardens
Photograph © Afton Villa Gardens

9247 North US Hwy. 61., St Francisville, Louisiana, USA, LA 70775

March through June and October through November, Daily, Open 9am to 4.30 pm

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