PlantFest! 2019 Teaser

Brian Sean EarlyFeaturing: Brian Sean Early
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
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 

The annual pre-sale PlantFest Teaser will feature Brian Sean Early, who will talk about his “Top 25 Native Plants” that are underutilized in urban gardens.  All participants will receive a copy of his must have native plant reference, Louisiana Native Plant Resource Guide for Gardeners and Landscapers

Brian Sean Early works for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) as a botanist for the Wildlife Diversity Program where he is part of a team studying and working to preserve Louisiana’s coastal prairie remnants. Brian Sean also serves as a botanist for the Kitsatchie National Forest and Cover of Louisiana Native Plant Resource Guide for Gardeners and Landscapersmaintains the native plant garden at LDWF.  

To put the “tease” in this annual PlantFest! “pre-quel”, some 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

After his program, Brian Sean will lead a walk about through the plant sale area that will already be set up for PlantFest! 2019 the following weekend (Oct 5th and Oct 6th).  We can’t think of a better way to finalize a plant list in preparation for the sale, and to ask the plant expert questions.


On-line ticket sales are closed. You may pay at the door. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Question?  Call 225.767.6916 or email