NEWS & EVENTS
A full day of guest speakers covering Bartram’s Louisiana Travels; Marking Bartram’s Trail; Literature, Art, and the Natural World; Remembering John Hall; The History of the Bartram Trail Conference. Followed up with cocktails on the plaza, banquet and keynote address.
Begin this field trip with a tree stroll and brunch at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum which will be offered at two different times during the morning (9am or 11am). Then follow William Bartram’s trail as you travel in your card to New Roads in Point Coupee Parish, the terminus of his travels in Louisiana. Randy Harelson and Richard Gibbs will be your hosts for a tour of their historic home, LeJuene House (Circa 1810) and its garden.
After attending a butterfly festival at Mt. Magazine, Arkansas in August 1998, Loice Kendrick-Lacy decided that Haynesville, Louisiana needed such an event for children of all ages. With support from the city officials the first “Haynesville Butterfly Festival” was held in September 1999. The annual event has been going strong ever since. Join us for an evening with Loice who will share her experiences with butterfly gardening and watching.
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.