Afton Villa Gardens

St. Francisville, Louisiana

We welcome you to come inside our website and learn more of the history of Afton Villa and its place in the history of the South.

Although a fire in 1963 destroyed the gothic antebellum mansion, the gardens at Afton Villa are among the most famous and picturesque in the state. Beginning in 1972, Genevieve and Morrell Trimble undertook the task of restoring the grounds. Today the estate contains over 20 acres of formal gardens and pleasure grounds, including the famous ruins gardens, a formal parterre garden, a daffodil valley, a historic family cemetery, and more.

The forty-seventh annual Audubon Pilgrimage
is March 16, 17 and 18, 2018,
and celebrates the southern spring in St. Francisville,
the glorious garden spot of Louisiana's English Plantation Country

The Gardens are open for the Spring Season –  March 1st to June 30, 2016


West Feliciana Parish Historical Museum
11757 Ferdinand St.

  • Tour Historic homes & gardens
  • Authentic 1820’s Costumes
  • Living history demonstrations
  • Night festivities & cemetery tours

Spring Season:
March 1st - June 30th 2018
Open 7 Days A Week:

Adults $5.00
Children under 12 Free

Fall Season:
Oct. 1st - Nov. 30th
9am - 4:30pm

Main (225) 635-6773
Alt. (225) 721-2269

9347 US-61
St Francisville, LA

The cluster of notable 19th century gardens in West Feliciana are outstanding examples of what unlimited time, wealth, labor and horticultural knowledge, combined with rich soil and a happy climate could produce in antebellum culture. These gardens remain monuments to past glories and to their hardiness.

Afton Villa - The Birth and Rebirth of a Ninteenth-Century Louisiana Garden
Afton Villa

The Birth and Rebirth of a Ninteenth-Century Louisiana Garden - by Genevieve Munson Trimble

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