An annual event in January featuring lectures on gardening topics by regional, nation and Internationally-recognized experts in horticulture, landscape architecture, and landscape design accompanied by a plant sale organized by Hilltop’s Hodge Podge volunteers. Through the generosity of the College of Art and Design the Symposium is held at the design auditorium on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
A six-part interactive design program featuring local landscape designers that develop skills needed by participants to create their own garden plans, and express themselves like a designer. Course materials include a design and plant material reference book, design sketchbook, and drawing pencils and erasers. The program includes field trips to local gardens for inspirational design ideas.