Thu, Apr 04|
LSU Hilltop Arboretum
Field Trip: LSU Hilltop Arboretum, Private Garden Lunch, & Clegg’s Nursery #2
This day-long event is open to Master Gardeners and their guests. Seating is limited, so please sign up early to reserve your a seat!
T I M E & L O C A T I O N
Apr 04, 2019, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
A B O U T
This day-long event is open to Master Gardeners and their guests. Seating is limited, so please sign up early to reserve your seat!
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:30 am Board bus at LSU AgCenter
8:00 am Bus departs
Visit and tour of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum
Lunch in the private garden of The Westfalls
Visit and explore Clegg’s Nursery #2
4:30 pm Bus returns to LSU AgCenter
COST & INCLUSIONS
The cost is $55 per person and payable online or by mail. Coffee, water, and snacks are included and will be available on the bus. Lunch is included in the cost.
ABOUT LSU HILLTOP ARBORETUM
Explore fourteen beautiful acres in Baton Rouge that showcase an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs. Hilltop Arboretum Director Peggy Coates will present a lecture on native plants. You are invited to cross the old footbridge overlooking a twenty foot deep ravine and to wander into the tranquil “cathedral”, where tree canopies form a green protective room. Discover the bamboo grove where you can sit and listen to the wind in the trees. In the meadow, tall grasses and colorful autumn wildflowers shimmer in the bright Louisiana sunlight. The visitor to LSU Hilltop Arboretum will find not only a place of learning, but a quiet place, far removed from the pressures of life; a place of solace and contemplation. This description of Hilltop is taken from https://lsu.edu/hilltop. The gift shop at Hilltop has a great selection of gardening books and memorabilia. There is also a greenhouse with native plants and pass-alongs for purchase.
ABOUT LUNCH IN THE WESTFALL GARDEN
Tour and lunch in the private garden of Russ and Nancy Westfall. They have visited gardens all over the world. Russ is a master gardener. His garden has an English influence. In addition to ornamental plants and flowers, he grows vegetables and citrus.
ABOUT CLEGG’S NURSERY
Clegg's Nursery is a locally owned garden center that has been flourishing in Baton Rouge since 1955. Current owners are Scott Ricca and Tom Fennell. Clegg’s has both retail and wholesale facilities in four different locations. They have an extensive collection of plants and an experienced staff who enables the retail stores to provide customers with some of the best locally grown bedding plants in Baton Rouge. You will have the opportunity to purchase beautiful additions to your own gardens.
TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THIS EVENT, complete the form then click "sign up and continue" to pay online.
TO REGISTER BY MAIL, click here.
YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE CONFIRMED BY EMAIL. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Jan Pesses. firstname.lastname@example.org
T I C K E T S
Day Trip, LSU Hillside Arboret
Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:30 am Board bus at LSU AgCenter 8:00 am Bus departs Visit and tour of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, visit and lunch at the private garden home of The Westfalls, visit to Clegg’s Nursery #2. 4:30 pm Bus returns to LSU AgCenter COST & INCLUSIONS Breakfast snacks, coffee and water included and will be available on the bus. Lunch in the private garden is included.