Welcome to Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Gardens, St. Francisville, LA

Welcome to our garden!

Located in St. Francisville, Louisiana, Afton Villa Gardens rest on the terraced ruins of the palatial home built by Susan Barrow in 1849. These 250 acres of floral beauty thrill nature lovers every spring and fall with its grace and serenity.

We welcome you to enjoy the beauty of the floral tapestry as it transforms itself throughout the day and throughout the seasons.

The Gardens are open Daily (7 days a week) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, March 1st thru June 30th and October 1st thru November 30th.

Last Spring, West Feliciana Parish celebrated the forty-fourth annual Audubon Pilgrimage on March 20, 21 and 22, 2015. The West Feliciana Historical Society commemorated artist-naturalist John James Audubon's stay as he painted a number of his famous bird studies and tutored the daughter of Oakley Plantation's Pirrie family.

Afton Villa Gardens is again featured on the Audubon Pilgrimage garden tour. Afton survives today as testament to the tenacity as well as the fragility of historic settings, for these spectacular plantings have long outlived the flamboyant mansion they were designed to complement.

The annual Audubon Pilgrimage celebrates a southern spring in St. Francisville, the glorious garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation country.


Weddings & events at Afton Villa

WeddingJoining together with friends and family for an Afton Villa wedding will likely be one of the most joyous occasions of your lives. But, what’s even better, is the reception that follows.

After the ceremony, you can host your reception in a special area of our gardens. You will not find a more intimate setting for your closest friends and family to enjoy in beautiful St. Francisville.

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