Jungle Gardens

American Alligator
American Alligator
Jungle Gardens Avery Island, Louisiana Photo 2
Jungle Gardens Ancient Buddah Statue Photo 3
Southern Live Oaks and azalea's
Southern Live Oaks and azalea's
Baby Egrets
Baby Egrets


6164 Avery Island Rd
Avery Island LA 70513

In 1935, E.A. McIlhenny opened his 170 acre gardens to the public to enjoy his collection of camellias, azaleas and other imported plants. You may see wildlife such as alligators, bears, bobcats, deer and other wildlife as you walk or drive along man made lagoons that trail Bayou Petit Anse. The over 900 yr. old Buddha sits in the Temple E.A. McIlhenny created. And visit "Bird City", home to thousands of egrets, herons, and other birds! Custom, guided historical, botanical and birding tours with an ornithologist and botanist available by reservation.


  • Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Swamp Walks
  • Group Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Concessions
General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Open Year-Round
  • Pets on Leash Allowed
  • Tours Available
  • Bus Parking
  • Free Parking
Tour Information
  • Customized Tours
  • Guided Tours
  • Self-guided Tours