Shreveport

Last Modified: September 13, 2008R.W. Norton Art Gallery and Azalea Gardens

Azaleas are so beautiful and varied in color that they are often called the royalty of the garden, and one of the most beautiful azalea gardens in America can be found at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport. The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is renowned for its collection of American and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts, and the Gallery’s 40 acres of land also include azalea gardens containing more than 15,000 plants. At the beginning of April each year, the azaleas blossom into a rainbow of colors including red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white, and multi-colored varieties. The Gallery’s landscaping also includes a wide variety of other native flowers such as ginger lilies, irises, canna lilies, coneflowers and black-eyed Susans. Winding pathways lead visitors through the grounds over a small bridge that crosses a little stream to a quiet pond with benches for resting and observation. Throughout the gardens, outdoor sculptures have been artistically placed for people’s enjoyment and near the bottom of the pathway a large arched bridge provides a lovely view of a group of waterfalls and streams flowing together. The Gallery and its azalea gardens are open to the public all year round and they attract thousands of visitors each year.  

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is located at 4747 Creswell Avenue, and their contact phone number is (318)-865-4201.