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October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015
The LSU Hilltop Arboretum will hold its 32nd Annual PLANTFEST! on Saturday, October 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, October 4, noon–4 p.m., at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road between Bluebonnet and Siegen Lane.
The 32nd anniversary of our fall plant sale celebrates three decades of masterfully collecting people and plants and bringing them together in the unique natural space that is the LSU Hilltop Arboretum. Brace yourself for a botanical “all you can tweet” plant feast: trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, fruits, gingers, camellias, incredible edibles, ornamental grasses, and more that run the gamut from native and traditional to eclectic and electric newcomers. To spice up the mix, plants are imported from a diverse range of nurseries located in Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana. More than 5,000 plants will be assembled representing 600 different species—some making their debut this year.
Landscape architects, contractors, and designers; arborists; horticultural specialists; growers; amateur home and master gardeners . . . all will be on hand to help you with your plant selections. Plant display vignettes that bedazzle with color or speak to those who want to go native or attract butterflies will help you get growing and suggest just the right plant for your space.
The Hilltop Gift Shop will be joined by specialty plant and craft vendors to meet all the needs of gardeners and their gardens. Hilltop offers both a tax and a membership incentive that add up to 20 percent in savings on plants purchased during the two days of the sale.