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Hilltop Arboretum Fall 2015 Garden Tour
November 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The LSU Hilltop Arboretum will hold a “Fall Garden Stroll at the Lake of White Oak Landing” on Sunday, November 22, from 1–5 p.m.
Nestled in the native woodland around lakes flowing into the Amite River is the premier neighborhood of The Lake at White Oak Landing. Begun in the 1980s in Southeast Baton Rouge, this subdivision is a private, wooded, nature-rich community of custom homes on acre lots. Families jog and cycle on the miles of trails through native woodlands that run behind the residences and connect with the lakes, which are perfect for fishing and canoeing. Hilltop Arboretum’s fall garden tour includes four gardens within this lovely space. We invite you to experience the native woodland gardens and the walking trails between residences. You will enjoy being tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life on a beautiful fall day in October.
Refreshments will be served in the beautiful outdoor living space and kitchen at the home of Kim and Mark Morgan, where you will enjoy views of the lake and wildlife.
Garden tour hosts are Virginia and Charles Yarbrough (18626 Tranquility Court, 70817), Michael Ann and Grady Crawford (19173 Hickory Bay Court, 70817), Kim and Mark Morgan (5016 Woodlake Drive, 70817) and Vicki and Jay Brooks (4756 Elm Shadow Drive, 70817).
You can start the tour at any of the four gardens featured. Visit www.lsu.edu/hilltop for garden descriptions and a tour map.
Tour tickets are $20 and available for purchase at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, online at lsu.edu/hilltop, or at each garden on the day of the tour. Student tickets (with ID) are $5.
Before or after you tour the gardens, a nice selection of plants will be available for sale at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 11855 Highland Road from 1–5pm the afternoon of the tour.
The LSU Hilltop Arboretum strives to be a nationally-recognized center for the study of plants and landscape design. The 14-acre nature preserve is noted for its collection of more than 150 species of plants native to Louisiana, its unique topography, and its reputation as a readily accessible space where people can experience and learn about nature, plants and the Louisiana landscape.