On December 1, 2008, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:
Built during the 1830s, Rosedown had one of the largest private gardens in the U.S. in the 19th century. In addition to the gardens and many original structures, many furnishings and items that the Turnbulls brought to the main house themselves are on display. The State of Louisiana purchased this plantation to preserve it for the enjoyment of all. Extensive gardens, trails, arboretum and hot house areas can be found here. Be sure to stop by Rosedown Plantation as part of your visit to the Hills of Feliciana in Louisiana.