Tammany Baumgarten in garden2021 Virtual Teaser!

October 4th – October 10th
Featuring Tammany Baumgarten with Online Plant Sale

To keep you safe during the latest surge of COVID-19, Hilltop’s annual PlantFest Teaser will be a virtual program featuring Tammany Baumgarten, owner of BaumGardens in New Orleans. In a recorded video, Tammany will discuss her favorite native plants, tips on how to grow them in your garden, and how they change from season to season.  

All plants featured in the video will be available for purchase online from October 4th to October 10th. We will notify you via email when your plants are ready to pick-up. The last day to pick-up plants will be Monday, October 11th. 

Members of the Friends of Hilltop at the $50 level and above will automatically receive an email on October 4th with links to the video on YouTube, a pdf file with descriptions and pictures of all of the plants featured, and a link to purchase plants online. No registration required.

Members below $50 and the public must register and pay a $20 fee online to receive the email and links. See link in Teaser Basics column on right.

Learn more about Tammany!

Tammany Baumgarten on a trail birdingTammany Baumgarten is a Master Gardener with the LSU AgCenter and a licensed Landscape Horticulturist. She has always been an avid proponent of native and wildlife gardening, weaving ecological principles in her landscape designs and in public discourse when opportunities arise.  As an avid wildlife and butterfly gardener, she likes to share her experiences in attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to outdoor spaces, and believes you can help to create a space where the wild visitors are as much of an attraction as the plants themselves. 

Tammany is heavily involved with horticultural and ecological activities and organizations in her community, region and state. She works to improve and preserve the wildlife diversity at Beechnut Nature Retreat, her 40-acre property in Tylertown, MS.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Native Plant Society, and helped develop and administer the Louisiana Certified Habitat Program. She is the founding President of the Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving native plantings in highly urban settings in the Crescent City. 

Teaser Perk of Membership!

Become a member of the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum at the $50 level or above and enjoy the Virtual Teaser and online plant sale free as a perk of membership.  The LSU Hilltop Arboretum needs your support now more than ever. All of our revenue streams have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  Your membership and/or donation directly supports our operations, and keeps our mission alive. Not sure about your membership status? Call or email Hilltop and we'll check it for you.

To put a “Tease in the Teaser” here is a sneak preview of a few of the hard to find plants Tammany will talk about! This is also a sample of the information included in the pdf file sent to those who register.

black cherry tree with growing information

button bush with growing information

swamp cryilla with growing information

Teaser Basics

Teaser Registration

After you register, you will receive an email from Hilltop on October 4th with a:

- link to the video

- pdf file with descriptions and pictures of the featured plants

- link to purchase the plants online

Question? Call 225-767-6916 or email hilltop@lsu.edu.