“PRESS RELEASE”

2022 National Convention

March 10 – 13, 2022 Thursday-Sunday

(Mardi Gras is March 1, 2022)

"Le Sentier et Les Jardins Historiques des Azalées de Lafayette"

"Un Mardi Gras de Fleurs"

“Lafayette’s Historic Azalea Trail & Gardens”

"A Floral Mardi Gras"

The Louisiana Chapter of the Azalea Society of America (ASA) is pleased to announce that Lafayette, LA 

will be the host site for the 2022 annual convention of the Azalea Society of America.

REGISTRATION IS ONLINE AT www.azaleas.org

The Convention scheduled for March 10 – 13, 2022 (Thursday – Sunday) will include an azalea plant sale (along with other exciting plants), educational speakers, narrated historical tours of the trail and gardens along with much more. 

 Scheduled tours will include The Lafayette Visitor Center & Grounds, The Lafayette Museum & Gardens, 

University Cypress Lake, Les Jardin de Mouton Gardens, Girard Park, Oil Center & Garden Districts,  Moncus Park, 

All Seasons Nursery & Landscaping, Good Hope Hall in Freetown-Port Rico Historic District, 

Rip Van Winkle Gardens at Jefferson Island and Jungle Gardens at Avery Island. 

 An optional tour on Sunday, March 13th will include Vermilionville Living History & Folk Life Park, 

lunch at Vermilionville’s La Cuisine de Maman and will give you the opportunity to enjoy the

 Bal du Dimanche (Sunday Dance with Cajun & Creole Music Bands) in the Vermilionville Performance Center 

and a visit to the Acadiana Cultural Center at Jean Lafitte. 

Vermilionville Park has a beautiful landscape of azaleas, live oaks, cypress with native garden of healing plants

 and master craftsman demonstrations.

Azalea enthusiasts come from around the country to attend this annual "Birthday Party" event for the ASA. The Azalea Society welcomes membership by anyone interested in azaleas, from all cultures and disciplines. We invite those who wish to learn, and those who know and wish to share their knowledge. The major benefit of membership is association with like-minded gardeners,

 along with a quarterly 24-page color journal The Azalean, and attendance at annual conventions and chapter meetings. This professional informative journal is available to anyone interested in becoming an ASA member; society membership form is available at the https://www.azaleas.org/joinus/ website.

 The Louisiana Chapter of the ASA is happy to host this convention and will surely provide a

 wonderful experience with food and culture combined with our beautiful springtime landscape attractions.

Coordinators of the Convention:

Dr. Allen Owings, President of Louisiana Chapter of the Azalea Society of America, [email protected]

Mrs. Denise R. Lanclos, Lafayette’s Azalea Trail Chairperson, [email protected]   

Learn More

For a Self-Guided Tour during the bloom season of March 

Begin your tour at the Lafayette Visitors Center in the Gateway 

AZALEA TRAIL MAP            TURN BY TURN DRIVE DIRECTIONS

Brochure Map available at Lafayette Visitor's Center in the Gateway &

Pieces of Eight in the Oil Center Cultural Historic District!

BROCHURE

"Sponsored by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, 

a division of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism."


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & PROMOTERS

Preservation Alliance of Lafayette

The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation

The Haynie Foundation

Martial F. Billeaud, Sr. Foundation

Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association

Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners 

Community Coffee

Rip Van Winkle Gardens at Jefferson Island

Jungle Gardens at Avery Island

McIlhenny Company - Tabasco

Schilling Distributing

Louisiana Seafood Promotions

LCVC Creative Services

Scenic Lafayette 

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Louisiana Travel - Feed Your Soul

Vermilionville Living History & Folk Life Park

CREATE

Parish Proud

The Stuller Family Foundation

Moncus Park - Lafayette's Central Park

The Lemoine Company

Mouton Plantation Bed and Breakfast

All Seasons Home & Garden Landscaping

Acadiana Profile Magazine

Hise Exploration Partners, LLC

Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

University of Louisiana Alumni Center

Lafayette Museum & Alexandre Mouton House 

Hub City Cycles

Lowry's Sign Shop

Lafayette Limo & Trolley

Mello Joy

Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

Allons Travel Magazine by Lafayette Travel

Lafayette-Coca Cola Bottling

American Road Magazine

Azalea Society of America (ASA)

The Azalean Journal

Louisiana Chapter of ASA

Discover Lafayette Podcast

The Advocate Newspaper

KATC TV Acadiana's News Channel 3

KLFY TV Acadiana's Local News 10

KADN Channel FOX 15

KPEL 96.5 FM 

KRVS 88.7 FM

The Bobby Likis Car Show

The Azalea Trail Committee


Chairperson:

 Mrs. Denise Richard Lanclos

[email protected]

(337) 277-7323

Ms. Susan Fisher

[email protected]

Lafayette Parish Master Gardner &

LSU Ag Center Liason:

Mrs. Cindy Wiley

[email protected]

Mrs. Cheryl B. Perret

Mrs. Alice Begneaud

Members & Former Chairs

Ms. June Faul & Mrs. Cheryl B. Perret


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