Welcome to Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Lose yourself in a wonderland of flora and fauna, a twenty five-acre semi tropical paradise that captures the senses and cleanses the soul. Discover a year-round explosion of color where irises, magnolias, hibiscus, camellias, azaleas, thousands of springtime bulbs and a breathtaking array of annuals paint a landscape across the Southern sky.
The Joseph Jefferson Home was built by the late actor by the same name.
Twenty Five acres of Semi-Tropical paradise on Jefferson Island in Louisiana. The perfect setting for;
- Private Functions
- Corporate Luncheons
As you walk through the Gardens you will see many unusual plants and historic sites. The Jean Lafitte tree is one of them. Three buried treasure chests were found there in 1928. The treasure is believed to have been buried by Lafitte. The Joseph Jefferson Mansion was built in the early 1870's. The Mansion is filled with period antique furniture and paintings. It delights the eyes of many visitors. Professional trained tour guides will walk you through the house every day, seven days a week.