Check in with us during Late February and Early March for the annual Bloom Watch!

Azaleas spell Spring in the Deep South.  

BLOOM WATCH  IS POSTED WEEKLY

Phase II - Historic La​mp Post Restoration Project

Oaklawn Garden District

St. Mary & Myrtle Place Boulevards

Please support this beautification project of the Azalea Trail!

Funds raised to date $1,500.00.

Project Total Estimated Cost $14,000.00

Donations can be made to Preservation Alliance of Lafayette

P. O. Box 2541, Lafayette, LA  70502

We are a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Organization in Good Standing and will acknowledge all donations according to IRS requirements.

Thank You!

PHASE I - WHITTINGTON PARK GARDEN DISTRICT

"Before Restoration"

Historic Preservation 

of the Boulevard Lamp Posts 

Phase I successfully completed

 during the Spring 2022!


PHASE I - WHITTINGTON PARK GARDEN DISTRICT

"After Restoration"

Historic Preservation 

of the Boulevard Lamp Posts 

Phase I successfully completed

 during the Spring 2022!


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.  Mid-century, thousands of visitors drove the trail each year!  The Southern Indica Lavender Formosa Azalea was christened "The General Lafayette" in the 1950's as the city flower in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.

The Lafayette Garden Club established the Historic Azalea Trail with the motto, "An Azalea for Every Garden" and gained Lafayette the name of City of Azaleas. Scenic Lafayette lead the revitalization effort in 2014 and 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!

ALL SEASONS HOME, GARDEN & LANDSCAPING SHOWPLACE

Lafayette's "Go To" for Azaleas! 

 Spring and Fall are great times to plant new azaleas. 

Consider the "Encore" azaleas for flower bed areas. 

Encore Azaleas bloom spring, summer and fall

 with a mature growth of three to four feet. 

 Or, consider the Formosa Azaleas for larger areas 

to create a flower power show in springtime.

 The Formosa's grow to a mature size of  eight to ten feet.   

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YOUR DONATION'S HELP PRESERVATION ALLIANCE OF LAFAYETTE 

TO CONTINUE REVITALIZING THE AZALEA TRAIL  

Donations can be made online at www.preservinglafayette.org or

Donations by check can be mailed to P. O. Box 2541,  Lafayette, LA  70502

THANK YOU!

CALLING FOR AZALEA TRAIL CAPTAINS

We need your help by encouraging others along the trail to take ownership in maintaining this beautiful 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!


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

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"Historic Video of Mouton Gardens"