Spring Fling Plant Sale

Saturday, April 17, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm

large collection of eight different native perennial plants among trees in the Hodge Podge nursery

Eight different native perennial wildflowers that bloomed in our Cajun Prairie Meadow last year have been grown from seed for the sale.

Plant Selection Expanded! 

Hilltop’s Hodge Podge Nursery stands ready turn your garden’s brown winter frown upside down!  We will offer native and adapted trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns (best selection in BR), fruits, incredible edibles, and ornamental grasses.  Eight different native perennial wildflowers that bloomed in our Cajun Prairie Meadow last year have been grown from seed for the sale by Hilltop’s LSU Graduate Assistant Dan Cooke and the MeadowKeepers, student volunteers from LSU.  

COVID-19 precautions are in place to keep you safe! Face masks are required.

To keep you safe at Hilltop, COVID-19 precautions will change the shopping experience. We offer self-serve shopping which means you are 100% responsible for managing your purchases and getting them to your car.  Face masks will be required. We recommend you bring your own wagon and helper. There will be no Hilltop wagons, holding areas, cart runners, or car loaders. Please note, our public restrooms will be open for the sale. Plans are subject to change as COVID-19 restrictions vary.

What has not changed!

A small number of “plants” men and women 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 and Yarden Sale will be joined by specialty plant and garden vendors in Vendor Village, located under the open-air pavilion, to meet all the needs of gardeners and their gardens. Except for Felco clippers, all items in the Gift shop will be discounted 30%! Members $75 and above will receive another 10% discount on Gift Shop items.

We offer both a tax and a membership incentive that add up to 20% in savings on plants purchased during the sale and may include additional benefits based on membership level. 

Plant availability list for the general public will be posted online the evening of Thursday, April 15th.

What has changed!

Current Hilltop members get first pick of plants on April 12-13, from 9am – 7pm.

Become a member of the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum online at the $35 level or above by Thursday, April 8th and enjoy member-only shopping days.  We have extended the hours of the sale significantly in order to space guests out safely and to allow people to shop after work. Members will be sent a plant availability list via email one week prior to the sale.

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum needs your support now more than ever. All of our revenue streams have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Your donation and/or membership directly supports our operations and keeps our mission alive.       

Copper Iris, Iris fulva

Shoppers are directed to park in the Oak Hills subdivision for the sale and walk into the arboretum from Pecan Grove Court. Please do not park on Highland Road it is not safe.

Spring Fling Basics

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Plant Availability List will be posted the evening of Thursday, April 15th


Participating Vendors


Call 225-767-6916