A Garden Bazaar will be held during the tour in South Bossier city at the Red River Research Station, with food trucks and vendors and the opportunity to tour the Louisiana Super Plants gardens. Mark Wilson, Northwest Louisiana Horticulture Extension agent, will be on hand to discuss Louisiana Super Plants and answer any questions.

Want to see some of the most beautiful gardens in the Shreveport-Bossier area? It’s that time of year again for the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners annual spring garden 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. Also located 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 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.

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.

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