New Orleans has many secrets. Uncover a few of them during the Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré tour, October 16 and 17, 2010.
Europe boasts many a walled garden. Tall stone walls line the streets of old towns in France, England and Spain, and visitors rarely see beyond the gates. The Vieux Carré of New Orleans, settled primarily by the French, offers many fine examples of walled gardens. Chaos may be reigning outside those walls, but inside, there is tranquility and beauty. Most of the gardens are not large – they are in an urban area, after all – but they boast stunning designs. See where some of the elite of New Orleans went to escape the heat in well-preserved, historic gardens.
During the Secret Gardens Tour, six private walled gardens will open their mysterious gates between noon and 4pm each day (take the tour each day and see a total of twelve different gardens). This is a self-guided walking tour – participants are responsible for transporting themselves from one garden to the next.
Stay in a New Orleans bed and breakfast while in town for the Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré tour. Many are located in historic homes and feature lovely gardens.
For more information about the Secret Gardens tour, please contact Patio Planters at firstname.lastname@example.org.