LSU Hilltop Arboretum to Host Annual Spring Garden Tours May 18

05/07/2014 03:46 PM

BATON ROUGE – After the deep freeze of winter, almost all gardens in the Baton Rouge area have been affected. What was not certain was the fate of the 2014 LSU Hilltop Arboretum Spring Garden Tours.


However, several brave and dedicated gardeners stepped up to the plate so that we can offer you one spring tour on Sunday, May 18, from 1-5 p.m.


The tour will feature eclectic gardens in the River Bend, University Lakes and Hundred Oaks areas of Baton Rouge, including a backyard fern oasis with outdoor art, a woodland garden with a meandering rock lined stream and a camellia collection, a whimsical garden with lots of surprises that will lift your spirits, an extraordinary landscape designer’s garden and a lush urban garden of varied textures and color. Also, Hilltop’s Hodge Podge Nursery will also be open for business the day of the tour from 1-5 p.m.


Tickets to the Spring Garden Tour are $20 each and are available at each garden the day of the tour. For more information on the Spring Garden Tour or to purchase tickets, visit the Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road, by calling 225-767-6916, online at or email





Contact Peggy Davis Coates
LSU Hilltop Arboretum


Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014