Wednesday, June 19, 2019


French Colonial Garden Driving Tour

Event date: 6/9/2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Export event
French Colonial Garden Driving Tour
Elaine Evans
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French Colonial Garden Driving Tour

This event has been cancelled due to flooding.

Enjoy a Sunday drive through the "French Colonial Corridor" along the middle Mississippi River Valley. Whether you begin your journey near Prairie du Rocher or Ste. Genevieve, these heritage gardens are sure to provide inspiration and enjoyment. 

Near Chester, Illinois, see this historic garden.

  • Pierre Menard House Garden
    4230 Kaskaskia Road, Ellis Grove, IL 62241 (Map)
    Depending on our volunteer staff, the museum and video will more than likely not be available for the day. Refreshments will be served with a limited supply. Please come join us!!!!

In Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, see these historic gardens.

  • Jean Baptiste Valle House Garden
    99 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 (Map)
  • Jacques Guibourd House Garden
    1 N 4th Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 (Map)
  • Felix Valle State Historic Site Garden
    198 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 (Map)

Near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, see these historic gardens and sites.

  • The Creole House Garden
    Market Street, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277 (Map)
  • The Prairie du Rocher Village Hall Beds
    207 Henry Street, Prairie Du Rocher, IL 62277 (Map)
  • The Fort de Chartres Heritage Garden
    1350 IL-155, Prairie Du Rocher, IL 62277 (Map)

Maps with garden locations and descriptions will be available at each of the gardens on the day of the tour. Start your driving tour at any location and enjoy the sights, shopping, and dining all along the way! 

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