Welcome to the Houmas House; an antebellum estate with 16 rooms and 38 acres of elaborate gardens. The house itself feels more like a museum than a plantation "frozen in time" and features quirky artifacts like a gifted Vampire Hunting kit from Anne Rice and relics from a doggy marriage.
After a tour through the house and a light lunch at the restaurant on site, I started to roam through the gardens. Most of the other guests were hiding in the air conditioned restaurant or tavern, leaving the 38 acres of lush tropical gardens almost entirely vacant. Click "read more" to see a full photo tour of the Houmas house gardens!
Images are presented in order of when they were taken to give you a true feel of the gardens.
Eros (cupid) making fish fall in love with each other...
Demeter with her harvest
Being a mythology nerd, I absolutely loved that you walked past lions to get to Hercules!
Centaurs and dogs straight from Hades flanked Hercules as well.
The gallery below features images from the tour taken on my phone!