Have you always wanted to learn more about landscape design? The program features local landscape architects and horticulturists who use inspirational photographs, studio exercises, and tours of local private gardens as their method to teach the principles of residential landscape design that you can apply immediately to your own garden. The six-week program, three hours per session once a week, is offered annually in March and April and is held at the Imo Brown Education Facility in the beautiful Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium with magnificent views of Emory Smith’s Hilltop. Course materials include a design and plant material reference book, design sketchbook, and drawing pencils and erasers. Click here for additional information about the 2016 program. Information and registration for the 2017 program will be available this fall.
Through a partnership with the Capital Area Native Plant Society (CANPS) and the Greater Baton Rouge Louisiana Master Naturalist Program (LMNGBR) we are proud to offer an exciting series of “Discover Nature” programs that feature local experts in touch with nature who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. All programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for a schedule of programs.
Held in January the symposium features lectures on various gardening topics by regional, national and internationally recognized speakers in horticulture, landscape architecture, garden history, nurseymen and nurserywomen, and other green industry professionals. CEU’s are offered for landscape architects and master gardeners. Hilltop’s Hodge Podge Volunteers provide refreshments and sell cookbooks, garden books, plants and garden gifts during the event held on a Saturday morning at the LSU College of Art and Design auditorium on the LSU campus. Click here for information about the 2017 symposium on January 28, 2017.
Hosted by the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum in partnership with the Bartram Trail Conference, Baton Rouge will be the host city for the 2017 conference “William Bartram’s Louisiana Trail” on March 24-26, 2017. The opening reception will be held at Magnolia Mound Plantation and will include tours of the home and a period dance performance by the LA Vintage Dancers — bring your dancing shoes and join the fun! The conference and banquet, with keynote speaker, will be held at the LEED Certified award-winning East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard. Field trips will include a Tree Stroll and Brunch at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, Pointe Coupee Historical Tour including St. Francis Chapel and the LeJeune Home, and the Burden Museum and Windrush Gardens. Click here for information about the 2017 conference program with registration information available this fall.