The popular annual benefit by Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré resumed with a tour of nine courtyards in the lower Quarter. Funds raised help the group produced Caroling in Jackson Square each December.
- photos by Ellis Anderson
Click here to read detailed descriptions of the individual gardens on the tour. To learn more about Patio Planters, donate, or join the organization, see their website.
613 St. Philip
1113 Chartres Street - the Le Carpentier-Beuregard House
Barracks Street (not on tour)
800 block Esplanade (not on tour)
1109 Burgundy Street
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Ellis Anderson first came to the French Quarter in 1978 to work as a musician and writer. Eventually, she also became a silversmith and represented local artists as owner of Quarter Moon Gallery, with locations in the Quarter and Bay St. Louis, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her book about the Bay's Katrina experience, "Under Surge, Under Siege," was published by University Press of Mississippi and won the Eudora Welty Book Prize in 2010. The French Quarter Journal joins The Shoofly Magazine, Bay St. Louis Living, as a sister digital publication of Ellis Anderson Media, LLC.