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ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE Continues Garden Program Series Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site continues its series of "GardenTour Fridays" with a guided garden tour at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 3. Visitors to Rosedown are invited to join Manager/Horticulturist PatriciaAleshire, as she leads a monthly stroll through Rosedown's historic gardens. The "Garden Tour Fridays" program provides garden enthusiastswith a detailed look at selected portions of one of the finest early19th-century gardens.
On the first Friday of each month, Aleshire will guide visitors through Rosedown's gardens, pointing out significant heirloom varieties of plantings and focusing on both historic and modern cultivation methods and care. The "Garden Tour Fridays" program will begin at the Site Office.
Rosedown Plantation SHS is located on LA Highway 10 in St. Francisville,30 minutes north of Baton Rouge, off US Highway 61. The site is opendaily from 9 am to 5 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year'sDay. Guided tours of the main house are provided on the hour, beginning at 10 am and concluding with the final tour of the day at 4 pm. Admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 18-61), $8 for seniors (ages 62 and over) and $4 for students (ages 6-17). Children 5 and under are admitted free. Garden only is $5 (ages 18 and over). Special programsand demonstrations offered throughout the year are included with the price of admission. For more information, call 225-635-3110 in the St. Francisville area, orvisit the Office of State Parks web site at www.lastateparks.com<http://www.lastateparks.com/> .
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