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October 15

Each October, the annual green-thumbed crowd pleaser has been bringing people and plants together in the unique natural space that is Hilltop Arboretum. PlantFest! returns with another veritable botanical bonanza of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, gingers, camellias, ornamental grasses, and more, running the gamut from native and traditional to eclectic and electric newcomers.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, PlantFest! experts from landscape architects to Master Gardeners will help you pick the perfect plant. Plant display vignettes are set up to offer inspiration and help get gardeners growing. The Hilltop Gift Shop will be hosting specialty plant and craft vendors to meet the growing needs of gardeners, and shoppers can peruse the Vendor Village under the pavilion.

The plant list will be available a week prior to the sale at lsu.edu/hilltop. 9 am–4 pm.

As a teaser for PlantFest, Director of Mississippi State University’s Crosby Arboretum Pat Drackett will present a talk titled “25 Native Plants to Provide Benefits to your Home and Neighborhood” on October 2.

11855 Highland Road
Baton Rouge


October 15