Annual Gardening Symposium | LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Annual Gardening Symposium


Growing A Living Wall

Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:15am – 1:00pm

EBRP Main Branch Library Conference Room

 Main Baranch Library


Featuring Shawna Coronado, Jeanne and Stephen Luna


Shawna Coronado along with Jeanne and Stephen Luna will reveal the potential of dramatic vertical green walls and hanging gardens to create a sense of natural wonder in urban spaces and to connect us to plant life. The concept of these planting systems began in Europe but is now becoming popular all over the world as people become more aware of their aesthetic and environmental benefits. Shawna will show us how to grow vertically using full-color photos featuring her extensive garden and discuss her creative sustainable ideas for organic soil maintenance, water collection, and artful reuse of around-the-house items as vertical wall systems. Using examples of their work in New Orleans at Luna Botanicals, Jeanne and Stephen will show us how gardeners and designers can use the principles of biophilic design to create spaces that foster a sense of well-being for the people that occupy them, and encourage biodiversity through flora and fauna. Designing to encourage genuine re-connection and meaningful experiences between people and nature is critical for the vitality of both us and the planet.


Shawna Coronado

Shawna Coronado successful author, blogger, photographer, and media host specializing in green lifestyle living.


Jeanne Steve Luna

 Jeanne and Stephen Luna owners of Luna Botanicals in New Orleans.


Questions call 225-767-6916 or email

Online registrations coming soon.

Plant Availability List Available 1 Week Prior to Symposium