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Nearby Events in the Baton Rouge area

Hilltop Arboretum 

Hilltop Arboretum

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

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.

August, Sept., Oct. Programs of Interest at Hilltop Arboretum

Discover Nature Programs:  Through a partnership with the Capital Area Native Plant Society (CANPS) and the Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater Baton Rouge (LMNGBR) we are proud to offer an exciting series of “Discover Nature” programs featuring local experts that are in touch with nature and are eager to share their experiences. All programs will begin at 6:30pm in the Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium. For members of Hilltop, CANPS and LMNGBR the fee is $5 per program, $10 for non-members, pay at the door.
                        Sept. 25, 2018

“It’s About Birds and Butterflies”

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 6:30pm

Featuring: Helen Peebles

                        Oct. 23, 2018

“Creating Safe Passages for Plants and Pollinators”

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 6:30pm

Featuring: Mary Williams

                         Sept. 30, 2018

Featuring: Neil Odenwald
Date: Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2018|
Registration: 12:30 pm
Program: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Post-Program: “Walk-About” through Hodge Podge Nursery to Follow
Cost: Members: $10.00 |  Non-Members: $15.00 

                      Oct. 6th & 7th, 2018

Saturday, Oct 6, 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Oct 7, 12 noon – 4 pm

BREC Parks in Baton Rouge

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 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!

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