A springtime attraction since the 1930's, the Lafayette Historic Azalea Trail is a winding drive through historic districts, downtown, the university and oil center, and neighborhood garden districts with grand boulevards for approximately 25 miles of the city's urban core.  Mid-century, it was reported that over 40,000 visitors drove the trail each year!  The Fuchsia Lavender Formosa was christened "The General Lafayette" in the 1950's as the city flower in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.

In 2015 Scenic Lafayette began extensive revitalization of the azalea trail. Since that time over 1,000 azaleas have been planted thru our partnerships.  In recognition of its continuing efforts and programs for promoting azaleas as valuable landscape shrubs, Lafayette earned the Azalea City Certification in 2016 by the Azalea Society of America.  This cultural floral attraction is a display of such breathtaking floral color and beauty that it cannot be described in words.  Come and enjoy this "flower power" show.   Watch us Bloom!

Official Bloom Season February 23rd thru March.

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YOUR DONATION'S HELP SCENIC LAFAYETTE 

TO CONTINUE REVITALIZING THE AZALEA TRAIL AND OTHER INITIATIVES.  

(Donations by check can be mailed to P. O. Box 51675,  Lafayette, LA  70505)

THANK YOU!


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Les Jardins de Mouton Historic Video of Mouton Gardens; Grand Mall Boulevard area today. 

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"Historic Video of Mouton Gardens"

CALLING FOR AZALEA TRAIL CAPTAINS

SPRING 2019

We need your help by encouraging others along the trail to take ownership in maintaining this cultural asset:

A    Advocate for more planting and maintaining of azaleas.

Z    Zealous in organizing watering, fertilizing and mulching for public plantings        in your district.

A    Adopt an azalea space in your area / district along the trail.

L    Lead and educate neighbors and friends about the proper care of azaleas               (Flyers/Social Media).

E    Encourage fun clean ups in spring and fall before azalea bloom season.

A    Azalea Trail promotion and awareness in the community as a captain.

                                                              THANK YOU!


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