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LSU Hilltop Arboretum Plantfest! TEASER featuring Tammany Baumgarten

October 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

LSU Hilltop Arboretum at twilight, illuminated building reflected on pond water

This year’s PlantFest! Teaser program will feature Tammany Baumgarten, owner of BaumGardens Landscape and Design, based out of New Orleans. A passionate advocate for sustainability, Tammany will share her philosophy on incorporating native plants into the landscape and introduce us to her “Top 25 Native Plants that Promote a Healthy Ecosystem in the Backyard and Beyond.”

The program will take place Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 2pm to 3:30pm in the Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium, 11855 Highland Road between Bluebonnet and Siegen Lane. 

All plants featured in the Teaser will be for sale during PlantFest at the members-only sale on Oct 25 and the public sale on Oct. 28 and 29.  

Registration is free for members of the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum at the Azalea ($50) level and above; $25 for the general public and members below the Azalea level; and $20 for students. 

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Tammany Baumgarten is a licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and owner of BaumGardens, a landscaping company serving the New Orleans area since 1997. Tammany has a keen interest in creating habitat and is an intense advocate of native gardens but applies these principles with a practicality sited to the needs of each client and space. Tammany is heavily involved with horticultural and ecological organizations and continues to study landscape diversity and ecological function to apply those principles to her designs. 

For more information about PlantFest, to register for the Teaser or to become a member, please contact LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 225-767-6916, visit, or email


October 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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