March 06, 2009

Jonquil Jubilee

The Daffodil Capital of Louisiana, Gibsland, Louisiana

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Enjoy a spring day visiting the Daffodil Capitol of Louisiana, Gibsland, Louisiana. Tour historic homes, shop for handcrafted items, visit a museum, take in a flower show, walk through a garden, and drive through the beautiful North Louisiana countryside enjoying nature's own art show.

  • Tour sites open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Purchase a ticket at the Jubilee Booth for $10.00 a ticket. The price includes admission to historic homes and gardens in town, and a map of various plantings in the area.
  • Tour two homes on the National Register of Historic Places: The 1848 Green Revivial Sylvan Retreat and the Colbert Place which is built in the 1860's.
  • Tour sites include Sally's Field which features over 6,000 daffodils; Oak Grove Farm; enjoy local crafts at the United Methodist Church; visit the oldest continuously operated Baptist church in Louisiana, Mt. Lebanon, established in 1837; visit the Mt. Lebanon Stagecoach Trail Museum; Willow Oaks Farm and a newly constructed Blacksmith Shop
  • Shop downtown at E.W. Merrit Pavilion for handcrafted items: iron works, original art, assorted native plants and garden accessories.
  • Sample food from Gibsland Grill or Key Rail Barbeque
  • Visit the Authentic Bonnie & Clyde Museum
  • Walk through the Barbara Van Cleave Joiner Memorial Garden
  • Stop by the second Jonquil Jubilee Flower Show
  • Get there early for the Jonquil Jubilee Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Gibsland Lions Club
  • Take a historical tour of the Gibsland and Mt. Lebanon cemeteries and learn of those who settled the area
  • Stop and smell the flowers at the home of Lorris Carter and walk through a field of daffodils.
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Source: Jonquil Jubilee Website