Celebrating Our 35th Annual Sale
Saturday, Oct 6, 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Oct 7, 12 noon – 4 pm
PlantFest! offers the best opportunity to learn from Hilltop’s family of gardeners!
The Friends of Hilltop Arboretum will hold its 35th annual PlantFest! on Saturday, October 6th from 9am -4pm and Sunday, October 7th from 12noon-4pm. The 35th anniversary of our fall plant sale celebrates three and a half decades of masterfully collecting people and plants and bringing them together in the unique natural space that is the LSU Hilltop Arboretum.
Our Hodge Podge Volunteer Plant Selection Committee has assembled a collection of plants that we know will thrive in your garden. Plant signs provide all the information you need to know to make the best selection for your garden.
The sale will offer the largest selection of natives and adapted plants in one place at one time in the Gulf South. 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 diversity of nurseries located in Alabama and Texas, as well as Louisiana. Well over 5,000 plants will be assembled … some making their debut at Hilltop this year.
Landscape architects, contractors and designers; arborists; horticultural specialists; growers; plant 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 craft vendors to meet all the needs of gardeners and their gardens. We offer a membership incentive that adds up to 20% in savings on plants purchased during the two days of the sale.
Check back one week before the sale for a list of the plants being offered at PlantFest!