United States of America, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge
State Capitol Grounds (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
"From the observation tower of Louisiana's thirty-four story capitol, the tallest state capitol in the nation, the visitor gets a remarkable view of the gardens surrounding the building. From this vantage point, there is a comprehensive view of the geometric landscape design of the sunken garden at the front of the capitol. At the center of this garden is a formidable statue of Governor Huey P. Long. The garden on the east grounds of the capitol is an informal garden overlooking a lake, and contains many southern favorites of annuals and perennials that grow well in Louisiana."
Firms associated with the property include: E. A. McIlhenney Jungle Gardens, Inc. (landscape architects); and Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth (architects).
Materials relating to the public gardens at the Louisiana State Capitol grounds located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The folder includes a slide list, brochures, with a description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Clare Billett. The garden is noted for its aesthetic formal gardens.
Gardens have been featured in John Feltwell, Live Oak Splendor: Gardens Along the Mississippi (Dallas, Texas: Taylor Pub., 1992)