Louisiana State University

PlantFest! 2019 Teaser

Featuring: Brian Sean Early
Post-Program: “Walk-About” through Hodge Podge Nursery to Follow

The annual pre-sale PlantFest! Teaser will feature Brian Sean Early, who will talk about his “Top 25 Native Plants” that are underutilized in urban gardens.  All participants will receive a copy of his must have native plant reference, Louisiana Native Plant Resource Guide for Gardeners and Landscapers

Brian Sean Early works for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) as a botanist for the Wildlife Diversity Program where he is part of a team studying and working to preserve Louisiana’s coastal prairie remnants. Brian Sean also serves as a botanist for the Kitsatchie National Forest and maintains the native plant garden at LDWF.  

To put the “tease” in this annual PlantFest! “pre-quel”, one of each of the plants presented will be eligible for purchase. We will host a drawing to determine who gets to purchase what. The rules of engagement are as follows:

  • only Teaser registrants may participate
  • they may put their name in up to six plant hats
  • and they must be present to win their opportunity to purchase

After his program, Brian Sean will lead a walk about through the plant sale area that will already be set up for PlantFest! 2019 the following weekend (Oct 5th and Oct 6th).  We can’t think of a better way to finalize a plant list in preparation for the sale, and to ask the plant expert questions.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Hilltop Arboretum, Imo Brown Complex in the Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium
11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

General Public




Members: $10.00 | Non-Members: $15.00

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