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Hilltop Arboretum: Historic Highland Road Garden Tour

May 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Photo from the Hilltop Garden Tour

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum will hold its second spring garden tour, “Historic Highland Gardens” on Sunday, May 3rd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Weaving along a line of natural bluffs that served as a barrier to the Mississippi River flood plain, Highland Road was established as a supply road for indigo and cotton plantations of the earlier settler’s, as an alternative to the often flooded River Road.  Following Bayou Fountain south from the City of Baton Rouge, the high land allowed for settlements safe from flooding, and one will marvel at the dips and rises along Highland Road in travelling to our garden sites along the way in some of the roads most beautiful subdivisions — Highland Ridge, Myrtle Hill, and Knox Hill.

The garden tour hosts are Charla and David Wade (16612 Autumn Ridge Avenue, 70810), Dr. Anthony and Susan Ioppolo (846 Myrtle Hill Drive, 70810), Belinda and Charles King (10245 Knox Hill Court, 70810), and Sherryl and Bob Tucker (10229 Veranda Court, 70810).

Tour tickets are $20 and available for purchase at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, online at or at each garden on the day of the tour. Student tickets (with ID) are $5.

You can start the tour at any of the four gardens featured. Visit for garden descriptions, and a tour map.


May 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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LSU Hilltop Arboretum


LSU Hilltop Arboretum
11855 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 United States
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