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

Hodge Podge Nursery Closed in Preparation for Spring Fling Plant Sale
March 10 - April 16, 2021

Spring Fling Plant Sale
April 17, 2021, 9:00am-4:00pm

Designing and Installing a Native Woodland Landscape (virtual program)
April 28, 2021, 6:30pm

A Grower’s Perspective on Native Plants in the Landscape (virtual program)
May 12, 2021, 6:30pm 

Conserve Louisiana’s Natural Heritage: Grow a Louisiana Certified Habitat (virtual program)
May 26, 2021, 6:30pm 



 

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.