Briarwood is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist and the first woman to be hired in the United States Forest Service. 

The Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve carries on the work started by Miss Dormon by preserving wildflowers native to the south and educating the public on how natural forest ecosystems work.  A mecca for high school and college students studying horticulture, Briarwood provides a complete ecosystem for them to study.  

Today, people from all over the world come to Briarwood to walk down forest trails, to savor the beauty of the Louisiana iris bog, to admire the ancient longleaf pine, "Grandpappy" and enjoy the most complete botanical and wildlife sanctuary in Louisiana.

The Briarwood Nature Preserve has concluded its spring touring season at this time. 

We will be available for appointment tours in the summer starting after June 16th.

We thank you so much for your support and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

For more information contact Richard Johnson.

​Office Number: 318-576-3379

Briarwood Nature Preserve National Historic Place