All About Parterre Gardens with Fransen Mills’ John Mills

At Southern Home, we've always admired the simple elegance of a formal parterre garden but had always assumed this stylish landscape design was slightly out of reach for our own yards. Not so! We sat down with John Mills, Landscape Architect, CEO of New Orleans' Fransen Mills, and an expert on Parterre Gardens, to learn how any humble plot can be transformed into a beacon of symmetry and order. Read article at

A New Orleans Home Takes Inspiration From Local Traditions

From the archives of Architectural Digest, By Jean Strouse, Photography by Jeff HerrIn

Hurricane Katrina’s wake, architect Ken Tate draws on a medley of styles to create a grand home near New Orleans. Read article at

A new website for our new business

Fransen Mills Landscape Architects is entering a new era with new branding and a new website. In addition to the beautiful home page and photo galleries, we've added this news section where we'll occasionally post stories about our jobs and media mentions.

Thank you for visiting and come back soon!


John & René article features René Fransen's "hidden" garden

Oct 2, 2019 article by R. Stephanie Bruno

Rene Fransen and Eddie Bonin's courtyard is featured in the Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre Tour, October 12 and 13 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM each day. Read article at