The Hogg mansion (Baypu Bend) is not open to the public on a regular basis.
It is open -- both the house and the gardens -- during the annual Azalea
Trail, which is normally around the first of March. If you are in the area,
and interested, the Hogg Plantation Home in West Columbia, TX -- about an
hour's drive south of Houston -- is open for visitors. (Before I drove down
there, though -- I'd call to check (The actual name is the Varner-Hogg
Mansion). Bayou Bend is worth a visit, and IF the weather cooperates, the
azaleas should be spectacular this year.
Mitchell Daniel, Granville Co., NC/CannonCo. TN
John C. Daniel
Sarah Jane Daniel
J. Harvey Hayes