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Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about these three outstanding clubs that are committed to exploring nature. The LA Hiking Club meets the needs of Louisiana backpackers and hikers by offering classes, seminars, and educational resources. The Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club promotes the sport of paddling. Club members include canoeists and kayakers of all kinds. Paddle BR has made great strides in promoting awareness of access to, and conditions of our local waterways, with the Bayou Foundation Paddle Trail being their flagship project.
Without a doubt, Baton Rouge has some of the most beautiful public gardens in the state of Louisiana! Organized by the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum the tour will feature LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum on historic Highland Road, BREC’s Cohn Arboretum and Botanic Garden at Independence Park, and Windrush Gardens at Burden Museum and Gardens. Docents will be stationed at each garden to talk about garden history, plant collections and future plans. Music and refreshments will be served at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum throughout the afternoon of the tour.
Welcome to LSU Hilltop Arboretum! These fourteen extraordinarily beautiful acres in Baton Rouge showcase an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs. The property known as Hilltop is located on Highland Road south of LSU.
You are invited to cross the old footbridge overlooking a twenty foot deep ravine and wander into the tranquil “cathedral”, where tree canopies form a green protective room. Discover the bamboo grove where you can sit and listen to the wind in the trees. In the meadow, tall grasses and colorful autumn wildflowers shimmer in the bright Louisiana sunlight. The visitor to LSU Hilltop Arboretum will find not only a place of learning, but a quiet place, far removed from the pressures of life; a place of solace and contemplation.