PlantFest! Teaser 2018 | LSU Hilltop Arboretum

PlantFest! Teaser 2018

neil odenwaldFeaturing: Neil Odenwald
Date: Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2018|
Registration: 12:30 pm
Program: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Post-Program: “Walk-About” through Hodge Podge Nursery to Follow
Cost: Members: $10.00 |  Non-Members: $15.00 

Neil Odenwald, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and former Director, LSU School of Landscape Architecture, will talk about his “Top 25 Garden Plants”. Neil is an author of five books including Attracting Birds to Southern GardensLive Oak SplendorPlants for American LandscapesThe Bountiful Flower Garden, and the award-winning reference Southern Plants. He is a fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects.

To put the “tease” in this annual PlantFest! “pre-quel”, one of each of the plants presented will be eligible for purchase. We will host a drawing to determine who gets to purchase what. The rules of engagement are as follows:

  • only Teaser registrants may participate
  • they may put their name in up to six plant hats
  • and they must be present to win their opportunity to purchase

If this is not enough to set your horticultural barometer rising, the post-program “walk about” through the Hodge Podge Nursery and its field of plant dreams ought to do it. Scheduled 6 days prior to the “main event”, the Teaser will find the PlantFest! arena already set up with plants in their final nestling place and their infomercial signs installed.

What better occasion to start your plant list and check it twice, to determine which plants will be naughty or nice for your landscape and guess-timate just how many wagons and co-conspirators you will need to achieve your gardening mission.

PlantFest! proper is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, at the Arboretum. 


Questions call 225.767.6916 or email

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