Louisiana State University

Backyard Habitat Gardener Summer Camp

Who Can Participate?

Children Ages 7-10

Why You Should?

  • Interact and bond with nature
  • Learn about the habitat basics all creatures need
  • Habitat gardens are 100% pesticide free
  • Learn about native plants and communities through horticulture activities
  • Learn more about habitat specific gardens for butterflies, birds, hummingbirds, and bees
  • Explore the world through horticultural and environmental science activities
  • Encourage children to take action beyond their own backyards

A Backyard Habitat Garden is a place where birds, butterflies, bees, toads, and other little creatures can find food, water, cover, and a place to raise their young; a place where there are no pesticides or herbicides used that would be unhealthy for these creatures or for you. Native plants provide unmatched habitat value because these plants and critters depend on each other for food, water, and shelter. It’s a place that’s full of life from hummingbirds to bees and lizards to toads —a very exciting place to be!

Hilltop’s week-long camp will focus on the basic of creating, growing and maintain a natural garden that will provide children with a healthy outdoor experience where they can play, learn, and develop a genuine respect for nature. Pollinators are significant to habitat gardening because they often have wings! Winged pollinators can and will travel long distances to seek out reliable nectar sources, so gardening to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators is particularly rewarding. If you build it, they will come! Each child will receive “A Habitat Garden To Go” which will include Louisiana meadow plants and seeds, a recycled water garden and shelters for birds, toads, and frogs.

Louisiana Master Gardeners of East Baton Rouge Parish

Thank you to our local Master Gardeners for sponsoring and providing volunteers for the program.

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

Hilltop Arboretum
11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Event Type


Target Audience

General Public




$125 Members; $160 Non-Members (Includes one year membership)

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