Since its formation in 1954, the Madisonville Garden Club has hosted an annual flower show featuring floral arrangements by its members. This year, the club presents its 64th annual show at the historic Otis House Museum at Fairview-Riverside State Park from Wednesday, April 25th through Saturday, April 28th. The theme of this year's show is "History in Bloom: A Celebration of the Otis House Museum."
The event includes a reception with refreshments from 1 – 3 pm under the canopy of oaks in the front yard. The flower show will feature floral arrangements of all sizes throughout the house to be enjoyed as you take a guided tour to learn local history.
Presentations on the butterfly garden by the St. Tammany Master Gardeners will be ongoing through the afternoon. The Garden Clubs’ arrangements will remain on display through Saturday, April 28th, for visitors to enjoy as part of the Otis House guided tours.
The flower show is included with Otis House Museum tour, $4 per person aged 13 – 61, seniors aged 62 + and children 12 and younger are listed free on the tour ticket.
Otis House Museum is located inside Fairview-Riverside State Park, one mile east of Madisonville on Hwy 22 in St. Tammany Parish. It was originally built in the 1880s as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. The museum is available for tours by appointment only Tuesday – Thursday. On Friday and Saturday the museum is open for tours at 1 pm and 3 pm with a limit of 15 people per tour.
Please call Otis House Museum at (985) 792-4652 to book your tour. The park offers camping, a day-use picnic area on the Tchefuncte River, fishing, and Otis House Museum. For more information call toll free (888) 677-3247 or locally (985) 792-4652.