Through a partnership with the Capital Area Native Plant Society (CANPS) and the Greater Baton Rouge Louisiana Master Naturalist Program (LMNGBR) we are proud to offer an exciting series of “Discover Nature” programs that feature local experts in touch with nature who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. All programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30pm.
Botanical Art Presentation and Workshop
November 11, 2018
Learn about mindfulness, creativity and growth through artful gardening. This Botanical Art Program includes a presentation, demonstration, workshop and Q & A session featuring Jeanne and Stephen Luna with Luna Botanicals. You will leave the workshop inspired and with the horticultural knowledge needed to nurture your living art for years to come.
Annual Gardening Symposium
January 26, 2019
Held in January the symposium features lectures on various gardening topics by regional, national and internationally recognized speakers in horticulture, landscape architecture, garden history, and other green industry professionals. CEU’s are offered for landscape architects and master gardeners. Hilltop’s Hodge Podge Volunteers provide refreshments and sell cookbooks, garden books, plants and garden gifts during the event.
NOLS Wilderness First Aid Training
February 16 -17, 2019
If you plan to spend time in the backcountry, you need to be prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors. The NOLS Wilderness First Aid Training course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other government agencies.