2015 … 32nd Edition – “Bringing Natives Home”
Saturday, OCT 3, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 2015
Sunday, OCT 4, 12 noon – 4 pm, 2015
On Saturday, OCT 3rd and Sunday, OCT 4th LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum will host its 32nd PlantFest! The sale will continue our annual celebration of plants in general and natives in particular, honoring the 240thanniversary of naturalist William Bartram’s visit to Louisiana in 1775. Our fall plant sale celebrates three decades of masterfully collecting people and plants and bringing them together in the unique natural space that is the LSU Hilltop Arboretum.
Brace yourself for a botanical “all you can tweet” plant feast … trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, fruits, gingers, camellias, incredible edibles, ornamental grasses, and more that run the gamut from native and traditional to eclectic and electric newcomers. To spice up the mix, plants are imported from a diversity of nurseries located in Alabama and, Texas, as well as Louisiana. Well over 5,000 plants will be assembled representing 600 different species … some making their debut at Hilltop this year.
Landscape architects, contractors and designers; arborists; horticultural specialists; growers; plants men and women; Master Gardeners … all will be on hand to help you with your plant selections. Plant display vignettes that bedazzle with color, or speak to those who want to go native or attract butterflies will help you get growing and suggest just the right plant for your space.
The Hilltop Gift Shop will be joined by specialty plant and craft vendors to meet all the needs of gardeners and their gardens. We offer both a tax and a membership incentive that add up to 20% in savings on plants purchased during the two days of the sale.
One week prior to the sale, check the website (www.lsu.edu/hilltop) for a list of the plants being offered at PLANTFEST!