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Nearby Events in the Baton Rouge area

Baton Rouge Garden Club Flower Show

Free and Open to the Public Sat. & Sun., Nov. 5-6, 2022 from 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Nation National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show and Tea!

Baton Rouge Garden Center,  7950 Independence Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA

Hilltop Arboretum

Click here for link to their website:  Hilltop Arboretum 
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Parking Guide for Plant Sale

The Arboretum is open to the public free of charge, seven days a week during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk).

The Office is open from 9:00-4:00pm Tues. - Fri. 

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum is located at 11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge (70810), approximately 6 miles south of LSU, between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Siegen Lane.  Support our Hilltop Arboretum!!

BREC Parks in Baton Rouge

BREC Parks
(The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge was created in 1946)

Nearby BREC Parks

Burbank Soccer Complex 247.84 Acres


  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Dog Park
  • Lake
  • Soccer Field

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center -  102.75 Acres 
  • Natural Area/Nature Preserve
  • Nature Trails

Highland Road Community Park - 144.04 Acres


  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • Basketball - Indoor Court
  • Boat Launch
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Rugby Field
  • Spray Pad
  • Tennis Court (Lighted)
The Highland Road Park Observatory, brought to the public by BREC, LSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society,  is located on the south side of BREC's Highland Road Park.  The observatory houses a state-of-the-art 20-inch reflecting telescope, which has been used to discover over 50 asteroids, and an all accessible 16-inch reflecting telescope.

Perkins Road Community Park -  52.2 Acres
  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
  • BMX Track
  • Cycling Velodrome
  • Lake
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Skate Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Stadium
  • Tennis Court (Unlighted)
  • Walking Track/Loop – Outdoor

Rue LeBouef Park -  5.97 Acres

  • Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Unlighted)
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court (Unlighted)

LA Art & Science Museum

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


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

Monthly Programs

Yard of the Month

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 pot plant.

2020 Yards of the Month

August 2020
Farris & Yolanda Gransberry on Mossy Oak Ave.

July 2020
Richard & Pat Hollowell on Oak Hills Pkwy.

June 2020
Travis & Amie Besselman on Wyatt Dr.

2019 Yards of the Month

September 2019

Michael & Dianna Clawson on Oakdale Dr.

August 2019
Lynne & Jack Stiteler on Chester Dr.

July 2019
Karen & Don Davis on Wyatt Dr.

June 2019
Blaine & Liz Briggs on Mossy Oak Ave.

Stanley and Pam Mong on Pastureview Dr.

2018 Yards of the Month

August 2018
Sid and Liz Seymour on Sundance Dr.

July 2018 
Kim and Don Moore on Oak Haven Ave.
June 2018

Bill and Monie Herbert on Oakdale St.  

May 2018

Wanda Launey on W. Lakeview Dr.

                                  2017 Yards of the Month 

September 2017

Charles and Frances Brady on Pastureview Dr.

August 2017

Frank and Gerry Prestia on Mossy Oak

July 2017
Roy and Laurie Aicklen on Twisted Oak Dr.

May 2017

Stephanie and Simon Nguyen Oak Haven Ave.

April  2017
Farris and Yolanda Gransberry on Mossy Oak Dr.

2016 Yards of the Month

March 2016

Lynne and Jack Stitelar on Chester Dr.

April 2016 
Roger and Karin Simmons on Willows End Dr.

May 2016

Bill & Monie Herbert on Oakdale Dr.

June 2016
Wendy Waguespack on Pastureview Dr.

July 2016
Mark and Debbie Kirsch on Masterson Dr.

August 2016
Mark and Leah Calandro on Mossy Oak on Mossy Oak Ave.
September 2016
James and Darleen Schexnayder on Mossy Oak Ave.
October 2016

Farris and Yolanda Gransberry  on Mossy Oak Ave.

2015 Yards of the Month

October 2015 Yard of the Month

September 2015 Yard of the Month

March, 2015 Yard of the Month

2014 Yards of the Month

Sept 2014 Yard of the Month
August 2014 Yard of the Month

July 2014 Yard of the Month 

June 2014 Yard of the Month

May 2014 Yard of the Month

April 2014 Yard of the Month

2013 Yards of the Month

May 2013 Yard of the Month

June 2013 Yard of the Month

July 2013 Yard of the Month

August 2013 Yard of the Month