5306 North Bayou Black Drive
Gibson, LA 70356
Wildlife Gardens combines the adventure of a swamp with the quaintness of a Bed & Breakfast for a truly unique experience that cannot be duplicated. Betty and James Provost started Wildlife Gardens in 1986. Betty kept things running when James passed away in 1997, and currently runs Wildlife Gardens with lots of help from her husband,
Vernon Eschete. Starting off simply as a wildlife tour, Wildlife Gardens grew over the years into a place of irresistible Cajun charm and ambiance. Betty says, “We want to do more than just give a tour. We want to share our heritage.” You can still enjoy the self-guided walking tour which is a fun walk through the swamp. You will see a variety of local and exotic plants and animals including wild peacocks, bobcats, raccoons, and much
more. Tour the alligator farm, and even visit an authentic trappers cabin which is filled with genuine hunting, fishing and trapping items donated by family, friends and visitors. It’s a rustic cottage, alive with history. The bed & breakfast cabins are very rustic – exactly what you would expect in a swamp. You can feed alligators right off the
porch. The delicious Cajun breakfast is not the norm either as you sit and visit with other guests and most likely with owner Betty and her husband Norm. As a matter of fact, Betty and Norm may be the best part of the experience. They are lovely and engaging hosts who enjoy talking about the history of the area, Cajun culture and life on the Bayou.
Where else can you enjoy a tranquil stay in an authentic cabin
on the bayou as you listen to the wildlife all around? A truly romantic Cajun experience.