Wednesday, May 22, 2024

NWLA Master Gardener Garden Tour to be held June 3 and 4

by BIZ Magazine

The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring garden tour,

Le Tour des Jardins on June 3 and 4, 2023.

This year’s garden tour will take you through six beautiful private gardens throughout Shreveport and Bossier. Tour hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 3, and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 4. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Citizens National Bank, by calling the Master Gardener office at (318) 408-0984 or online at Tickets may also be purchased at any garden on the days of the tour for $15.

Here is a glimpse of the gardens featured on the tour:

Hedy and Don Hebert Garden. This Benton, Louisiana garden has a beautiful lake view, and a lovely greenhouse and gazebo are interspersed with roses, palms, cannas, hostas, and many other exotic plants. Definitely a tranquil spot.

Mary and Rodney Roppolo Garden. Alsolocated in Benton, this home is definitely a rose lover’s delight with thirteen different varieties. The beautiful gardens are also filled with althea, caladiums, magnolias and water features, along with a prolific vegetable garden including cucuzza gourd and much more. A must-see garden!

Gretchen Henry Garden.  Located in Broadmoor subdivision in Shreveport, this whimsical cottage garden has pollinators galore, wonderful yard art, clematis, Peruvian lilies, angel trumpets, and a fish pond filtered by pickle weed. This garden has a wide variety of blooming beauties and should not be missed.

Bob and Alexis Petrus Garden.  Located in the Ellerbe Road area, a beautiful pool is the center of this garden with beds supplying color all around. Sunshine Ligustrum, roses, hydrangeas, althea, grape vines… the list is endless. This home is definitely a calming spot.

Lynn Estes Garden. As you walk up to this Ellerbe Road area home, you will be drawn to the incredible hardscapes. Truly an entertainer’s delight! The beds are filled with tropical foliage, banana plants, sun patients, lantana and day lilies in abundance. Take a minute to stroll along the bridges and pathway beside the stone creek.  

Jessica and Stan McCallon Garden. This South Shreveport charmer has a beautiful sunny garden with plenty of annuals and perennials, plumeria, altheas, azaleas, a wonderful star jasmine wall, and a beautiful pool and patio at the center. Definitely a garden that leaves you feeling relaxed.

A Garden Bazaar will be held during the tour at the Red River Research Station in South Bossier city, featuring food trucks and vendors. While there, enjoy a tour of the Louisiana Super Plants gardens, a project of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners. Mark Wilson, Northwest Louisiana Horticulture Extension agent will be on hand to discuss Louisiana Super Plants and answer any questions. Tickets can be purchased at this location using credit/debit cards.

Proceeds from the garden tour fund future Master Gardener projects and help promote the Master Gardeners’ mission to enhance the quality of knowledge for gardeners in the community.

For more information contact the Master Gardener office at (318) 408-0984 or  

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