Public Gardens, and Other Sites of Interest
The Beautiful View Iris Garden is an extensive iris hobby garden evolving into a small commercial iris garden. The garden features 1100 tall bearded and more than 400 medians, PCIs, Siberians, and arilbred irises. A limited number of spuria and Louisiana irises are available for the visitors' viewing pleasure. http://www.beautiful-view-iris.com/
Virtual Libary at GardenWeb
Texas Native Plant Garden, Heard Museum
The F. A. C. McCulla Memorial Louisiana Iris Bed
Affiliated with The Men's Garden Clubs of America and The Gardeners of America
Barataria Preserve http://www.nps.gov/jela/Barataria%20Preserve.htm
Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve, Barataria Unit
Barataria Unit offers miles of hiking & interpretive walking trails as well as bayous and canals for canoeing. This unit has a movie and a bayou museum in the visitor center. Daily ranger led walking tours leave every day at 2 pm from the head of the Coquille Trail. Moonlight canoe tours are led by the rangers the night of and night prior to the full moon. Sunday morning canoe treks are led by the rangers very Sunday morning.
For more information call the Barataria Unit at 1-504-589-2330
Zilker Botanical Garden
Taniguchi Oriental Garden is a special 3-acre area created by Isamu Taniguchi over an 18-month period with no pay. He dedicated it to the city of Austin and the University of Texas in appreciation for the help given to his family. The oriental garden is a delicate balance between earth and water. This peaceful garden includes an authentic teahouse with a great view of downtown and a "bridge to walk over the moon." This bridge provides the perfect spot to admire the more than 22 lotus blooms that grace the pools of water, and it personifies the poetic sensitivity of the ancient Orient. Louisiana irises are used in the display.
The Formal Gardens at Hodges Gardens
Bog garden, sponsored by the Society for Louisiana Irises, blooms in late April and early May. Wildflower Garden
located at the lower entrance to the Natural Scenic Area and spillway. This garden is sponsored by the Northwestern
Louisiana Society for Wildflowers. The spillway allows excess water to flow from the lake.
Seabrook Nursery and Garden
Open year round with a large collection of louisiana irises, Alachua, Fl. Louisiana iris bloom season runs from
March to the first week in May at Seabrook.