The Gardens of Natchez
I spent an afternoon wandering around historic Natchez, Mississippi. It is one of the oldest settlements in the South, established in 1716 by the French. Prior to the Civil War, it was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States due to its cotton production and was thankfully spared destruction during the war. The citizens of Natchez like to think it was the town’s splendor and beauty that was it’s salvation, but the historian in me rather suspects it was just not strategically important to the Union ;).
Majestic antebellum homes, Spanish moss, wrought iron gates are to be found at every turn….
I toured Rosalie Mansion and was enchanted by the lovely formal gardens there…..
In the next few posts, I will show you some of the beautiful architectural details of the antebellum homes of Natchez, a basilica that looks like it should be in Europe, and some beautiful sidewalk gardens!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!