Highway 329 Avery Island Rd.
Avery Island, LA
Avery Island's 170-acre Jungle Gardens is a botanical treasure containing South Louisiana marshes and bayous that are inhabited by indigenous wildlife. Massive live oaks prevail throughout the gardens, along with brilliant wildflowers and groves of evergreens. The Chinese Gardens even contain a Buddha statue dating back hundreds of years. Alligators, deer, and snowy egrets are common sights. Armadillos, bears, squirrels, nutria, bobcats and other wildlife also might be glimpsed as you walk around the grounds.