Houmas House Plantation and  Gardens 
April 2018
 What You Didn't Know About the Gardens

The Houmas House gardens stretch an impressive 38 acres providing a year round blanket of colors and textures, offering a wide variety of plants and flowers.  Although the bright florals usually steal the show, next time you visit take note of the massive display of Bromeliads.  Houmas House boasts the largest selection of this flower in all of Louisiana.  Over 1000 new plants will take root in their new beds for the next 7 months. 
There are more than 2700 species of Bromeliads, but the most common to this region is the pineapple.  This fruit was commonly used in the Antebellum era as a sign of hospitality and as a fragrance throughout the home. When guests arrived to the plantation to stay for an extended period of time, a pineapple was placed in their room as a welcome and a natural air freshener.  If these guests had overstayed their welcome, a second pineapple was placed in their room as a hint that it was time to go.
As we dive into Spring and enjoy the longer days and warmer weather, take time to stop and admire the...Bromeliads.

Wine and Dine Under the Oaks

Our second Dinner and Wine Under the Oaks has been set.  The March event was such a success, we couldn't wait to host our next event.

Live jazz music will echo through the alley of mossy oaks while the sun sets over the Mississippi River. This is one event you won't want to miss! 

Tickets can be purchased online and will be limited to 100 people. 
Should it rain, the event will be moved inside.

April 24, 2018
Seating promptly at 6:45 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
$150.00 per person

Talk 'Derby' To Me

I can't help but get excited about the upcoming Kentucky Derby.  It's a great time show off my favorite hats!  Do you know why hats became a staple accessory for attending the Kentucky Derby?  In 1872 Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark brought the famed Derby races from England and France to the US. He found a track in Louisville, KY and established the first Kentucky Derby.
To attract women to the event, Clark's wife invited the women of Louisville to attend and spend the day picnicking with friends. The dress code was "full morning dress" which meant women were to wear hats and gloves.  Over the years fashion has evolved, but the desire for large brimmed hats has become a staple for this annual event.  
If you love wearing hats and wish to attend a Kentucky Derby party, read on for a fun upcoming event with a Kentucky Derby theme!
I can't wait to see your hat.
Princess Maggie

Ralph's Market Spring Wine Gala

Wear your Kentucky Derby best and attend this fun event at Houmas House Plantation.  Explore a selection of 65 wines available at Ralph's Market while enjoying heavy hors d'oeurvres.  There will be a contest for best dressed man, woman, couple and best hat. The prize will be wine dinners at your house.
Tickets are limited and will sell out. Visit any Ralph's Market or the Houmas House gift shop to purchase your tickets.
Tickets are $39.99 per person.
In the event of rain, the event will be moved inside.

Celebrate Secretary's Day!

In honor of Secretary's Day on April 25, we will offer a special lunch menu in Cafe Burnside for the week of April 23-27.  
Grilled 10oz choice ribeye

Served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus
Finished with butter and a side of horseradish cream
Reservations are suggested for parties over 6 people.  

Mother's Day at Houmas House

Our most popular buffet all year is just around the corner. We've prepared an amazing menu to help you celebrate Mother's Day.  
We sell out every year and will have a waiting list so don't wait to make a reservation.

May 13, 2018
11 AM- 3 PM
Cafe Burnside

Reservations Required by calling our gift shop.


Stay Connected with Houmas House

There are so many ways to visit and stay connected with Houmas House!  We offer several options for tours and easy links to book tickets online are right here:

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Open Daily

9 :00 AM- 7:00 PM Daily
Cafe Burnside: 11AM-2PM daily
Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11AM-3PM
The Carriage House Restaurant:
    Breakfast- 8AM-10AM
    Dinner- 5PM-8:30PM

*Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day


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