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Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans
Home to the Civil War General Beauregard, who rented a room here in later, impoverished, life and also to Frances Parkinson Keyes, a novelist, who was responsible for refurbishing the house in the 1940's. Formal garden beside the house (a parterre) and the central courtyard are both interesting and charming.

Address: 1114 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Lousiania
Open- 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday from March to October; 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday- Friday from November to February
Closed- Bank Holidays, Sundays all year, Saturdays from November to February


Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans

Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans


Gallier House, New Orleans
A small formal courtyard with fascinating paving and a water feature lie next to the house, which dates from 1860.

Address: 1132 Royal St, New Orleans, Lousiania
Open- 10.00am to 3.45pm Monday; 12.30am to 3.45pm Sunday


Gallier House, New Orleans

Gallier House, New Orleans


Urslines Convent, New Orleans
Built in 1750, the convent has a lovely formal parterre, beautifully maintained. The convent is one of the few remaining examples of French colonial architecture.

Address: 1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans


Urslines Convent, New Orleans

Urslines Convent, New Orleans

New Orleans Botanic Garden, New Orleans
As the 'City Park Rose Garden' the garden opened in 1936 as New Orleans' first public classical garden combining both art and nature. It is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the WPA and Art Deco Period. Now the New Orleans Botanical Garden, today's garden contains over 2,000 varieties of plants from all over the world set among the nation's largest stand of mature live oaks. Theme gardens contain aquatics, ornamental trees and shrubs, perennials, and a recently renovated Conservatory.

Adress - Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Open - Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm.
Closed - Mondays
Entrance fee- US$5.00 per person (Children (5 to 12) US$2.00)
Facilities - WC, wheelchair access
Contact- Tel +1 (504) 483-9427, Website - www.neworleanscitypark.com/garden



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Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
The home of Thomas Jefferson is chiefly of interest for the impressive 300m (1,000 ft) long terraced vegetable gardens where Jefferson experimented with different varieties and cultivars.

Address: Route 53, Charlottesville, Virginia
Open- 8.00am to 5.00pm daily (9.00am to 4.30pm in winter)
Entrance fee - Admittance charge
Facilities - WC, gift shop, cafe
Tel +1 804 984-9822

Monticello, Chartlottesville
Monticello, Chartlottesville

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston
Former residence of Irma Hogg was a collector of antiques and fine things. She donated many fine pieces to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then left her home and contents to the Museum. The beautiful and extensive gardens (6.4 heactares/14 acres) are maintained by the River Oaks Garden Club and feature classical statuary, formal parterres, banks of azaleas, and peaceful woodland walks.

Address: 1 Westcott Street, Houston
Owner- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston

Japanese Garden, Houston
A Japanese meditation garden, with peaceful paths, pools and a tea-house. A lovely garden celebrating the friendship between Japan and this very American city.

Address: Herman Park, Houston

Pine trees and water at the Japanese Garden, Houston

Pine trees and water at the Japanese Garden, Houston, TX


Wilson Rose Garden

Wilson Rose Garden, Wilson, NC

Wilson Rose Garden, Wilson, NC
With 1110 rose plants consisting of 170 different varieties, ranging from old garden to modern hybrids, Wilson Rose Garden is an accredited All-America Rose Selections, Inc., (AARS) Public Garden. Not just roses, this is a beautiful garden, and significant pieces of art have been incorporated into various areas of the garden.

Address: 1800 Herring Avenue, Wilson,
Open- The garden is open to the public daily from dawn until dark.
Owner- City of Wilson
Entrance fee- Admission is free
Facilities- WC, picnic facilities, organised tours by arrangement, vending machines, information display pages
Contact- Tel +1 (252) 399-2261; Wilson Rose Garden, City of Wilson, Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 10, Wilson, NC 27894-0010, USA; Email Cynthia_Lauderdale@ncsu.edu; Website www.wilsonrosegarden.com/RoseGarden/index.cfm
Directions- The garden is just inside (west of) US 301. From I-95, take the US-264 exit to Wilson (on Raleigh Road), turn left on Ward Blvd., follow to Herring Avenue (NC 42E), turn left and proceed about one mile to the rose garden (on the right). Look for brown "Public Rose Garden" direction signs approaching each turn.

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