The Gardens of Louisiana, Places of Work and Wonder
The Gardens of Louisiana, a collaboration between photographer A.J. Meek and Suzanne Turner, reveals in arresting color photographs and engrossing text the artistic and human qualities of the landmark gardens distinguishing Louisiana. Turner delves into the duality of iconic Louisiana landscapes- places which evoke ephemeral beauty and mystery, and also which feature the labors of several generations.
Gardens reflect a culture’s values, aspirations, and ideals. From Rosedown, where the gardens mirror the intricate beauty of those designed in Imperial France, to the wild, tangled glory of the gardens at Le Petit Versailles in Vacherie, the rich heritage of gardens past and present is unveiled in the book’s profiles of urban, plantation, estate, and private gardens.