Hours & Directions

The Arboretum is open to the public free of charge, seven days a week during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk).

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum is located at 11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge (70810), approximately 6 miles south of LSU, between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Siegen Lane.

 

Events

Tree Planting - Feb 23rd Postponed. Soil is too wet. 

Discover Nature Program: Backyard Birding
February 26, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dallas Blooms - Life's a Picnic and Fiesta!
March 20-22, 2019

Discover Nature Program: Louisiana Hikes
March 26, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring Fling Plant Sale
April 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discover Nature Program: Take a Walk on the Wild Side ~ Delectable Edibles
April 23, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Backyard Habitat Gardener Spring Bird Camp
April 24-25, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM



 

Picture of Purple Flower

Welcome!

Welcome to LSU Hilltop Arboretum! These fourteen extraordinarily beautiful acres in Baton Rouge showcase an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs. The property known as Hilltop is located on Highland Road south of LSU.

You are invited to cross the old footbridge overlooking a twenty foot deep ravine and 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.