Hilltop Arboretum is a 14 acre showcase with an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs. It was donated by Emory Smith to LSU and adjoins Oak Hills Subdivision. It is a busy place with plant sales, educational programs, a pavilion for rentals, and a garden, book & nature shop. Join "Friends of Hilltop" and become active in its growth. Hilltop Arboretum ~ 11855 Highland Road
Hilltop Arboretum Hours: The Arboretum is open to the public free of charge during daylight hours seven days a week.
Tours: Self-guided tour maps are located on the grounds of the Arboretum.
First Sunday at LA Art & Science Museum and other Current Programs at the Museum
For more information on the museum and registration for activities below, go to www.lasm.org
Programs for children and families
Special Programs for Children and Families
Kids' Lab Weekend Chemistry Program
Second and Fourth Saturdays and Sundays of each month
Sessions are 45 minutes in length. Saturdays at 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM, & 2:00 PM Sundays at 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
A "Yard of the Month," is awarded during the spring, summer and fall months. Judges for this award are members of the beautification committee and other volunteers. The judging is usually during the 2nd week of the current month. A sign in the winning yard is displayed for the month and the winner is awarded a gift certificate to Harb's Oasis. The winning yards can be seen on the links below.
A special thanks to the Harb family for sponsoring this event to encourage individual residents to beautify and maintain their yards!
2017 Yards of the Month
Charles and Frances Brady on Pastureview Dr.
Frank and Gerry Prestia on Mossy Oak
Roy and Laurie Aicklen on Twisted Oak Dr.
Stephanie and Simon Nguyen Oak Haven Ave.
Farris and Yolanda Gransberry on Mossy Oak Dr.
2016 Yards of the Month
Lynne and Jack Stitelar on Chester Dr.April 2016
Bill & Monie Herbert on Oakdale Dr.
Wendy Waguespack on Pastureview Dr.
Mark and Debbie Kirsch on Masterson Dr.
Farris and Yolanda Gransberry on Mossy Oak Ave.
2015 Yards of the Month
2013 Yards of the Month