LAFAYETTE — From exotic birds to life-size statues, the gardens on the 31st annual Avec Souci Garden Tour promise some unique sights.
The tour, Les Beau Jardin, is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, and will showcase the gardens of May and Jim Vidacovich, 201 Grossie Drive; Sissy and Jerry Guidry, 201 Country Club Drive; Terry and Sam Wofford, 1302 W. Bayou Parkway; and Julie and Ken Rabalais, 220 Cambridge Drive. A master gardener will be at each site to answer questions.
Tickets, $15 in advance and $20 at the garden gates, can be purchased from any Avec Souci member or from Albertson's on Johnston Street and in Broussard, All Seasons Nursery and Landscape, Champagne's Market and the Garden Center on Pinhook. Each ticket includes a map of the gardens locations.
Proceeds from ticket sales go to local charities and nonprofit agencies. Since the tour began, Avec Souci has donated more than $161,000.