PlantFest! 2018 | LSU Hilltop Arboretum

PlantFest! 2019

Celebrating Our 36th Annual Sale - Rain or Shine!

Saturday, Oct 5, 9am – 4pm, exclusive shopping in Vendor Village starting at 8am
Sunday, Oct 6, 12noon – 4pm

PlantFest! offers the best opportunity to learn from Hilltop’s family of gardeners!

The Friends of Hilltop Arboretum will hold its 36th annual PlantFest! on Saturday, October 5th from 9am - 4pm and Sunday, October 6th from 12noon - 4pm. New for this year, shoppers can enter the gate to the arboretum at Pecan Grove Court in Oak Hills Subdivision at 8:00 am to shop in Vendor Village, under the open-air pavilion, before the plant sale begins in the nursery at 9:00am.

The 36th 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 (best selection in BR), 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 diversity of nurseries located in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. Well over 5,000 plants will be assembled representing 600 different species … some making their debut at Hilltop this year.

Landscape architects, contractors and designers; arborists; horticultural specialists; growers; plants men and women; 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 garden and food vendors in Vendor Village, located under the open-air pavilion, to meet all the needs of gardeners and their gardens.  Our "Yarden" sale will be in the library space across from the Gift Shop. We offer both a tax and a membership incentive that add up to 20% in savings on plants purchased during the two days of the sale, 10% discount in the gift shop, and a free Hilltop t-shirt.

Hilltop nursery entranceFernsvolunteer talking with a shoppershoppers in plant nursery

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PlantFest! Basics

Plant Availability
Botanical Name Sort

Common Name Sort

Vendor Listing

2019 Vendors

Site Map
Site Map for Sale


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