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.
Tips, lessons, and secrets to get started!
CEU’s for master gardeners and landscape architects!
Due to COVID-19, Hilltop’s Annual 2021 Symposium has been transformed into a series of four monthly lectures online that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. Last year’s symposium featured Dr. Doug Tallamy, Linda Auld, and Bill Fontenot, who shared compelling scientific research about why your garden should have native plants. The problem is how to get started in the process and how to use native plants that adapt to a traditional residential, commercial, or public garden. To help with the first step, Hilltop is featuring five experts, Sean Brian Early, Jimmy Culpepper, Rick Webb, Phyllis Griffard, and Tammany Baumgarten, who will share practical, hands-on experience with the transition of your garden to one that is more abundant with native plants to attract more wildlife and appeal to more people. These programs would not have been possible without the generosity and talent of videographer Erin Bryan, a Hilltop volunteer, and Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater Baton Rouge.