Kit and Mark Grote began Hopewell Garden in the late 80’s with mostly native plants, but over the years collected plants and trees from across the country. The woodland garden now has many varieties of bamboo, two small ponds, sculptures by Mark Grote. Located across the road from St. Joseph's Benedictine Abbey. Private tours available anytime during the year; however, the garden is primarily open from April 30th to October 30th. To make an appointment, call (504) 628-4187 between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. Admission is $5, adults only. Small children, baby strollers and pets are not admitted due to risk of injury by sharp plants and to delicate plants. Private tours available, contact for rates.