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Great place for an outdoor wedding!

Had my daughter's wedding there. The grounds, pond, flowers - all made a fantastic backdrop for the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
gordonmcdowell
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Junior Master Gardener camp

I had an opportunity to participate in the junior master gardener camp. As an orchid society, we... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
lataj2015
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4 Aug 2018
“Great place for an outdoor wedding!”
16 Mar 2018
“Wow! Go here.”
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11855 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-4808
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Had my daughter's wedding there. The grounds, pond, flowers - all made a fantastic backdrop for the wedding. We did not spend a bunch on flowers, because we could never buy anything to top the plantings. Other than setting the chairs out and hanging a...More

Thank gordonmcdowell
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a fantastic natural plants arboretum with an amazing and heartfelt history from a man named Emory Smith, through a friendship wit LSU's Robert Reich, to becoming an LSU legacy. Architecture by Lake-Flato is vernacular Louisiana inspired. Has new and achievable master plan bring...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

A must, if you love natural landscape, hilltop was a private home donated to LSU and created with love and hard work from one man, I had the pleasure of meeting him when he was alive, and we will be forever greatful for his contributions...More

Thank LA-Traveler70043
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This small property has some nice buildings overlooking a pond that are suitable for small to medium sized meetings and special events. The arboretum aspect is underdeveloped with one short trail that has signs identifying different species of trees.

Thank chazwill
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

On a late Sunday evening we decided to take a drive to go shoot some photographs. We looked up some new places to explore and we ended up on Highland and came across the Hilltop Arboretum. We were pleasantly surprised to find out it was...More

Thank Angelle225
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had an opportunity to participate in the junior master gardener camp. As an orchid society, we were invited to show and talk about the orchids as epiphytes. Several Master gardener members were spending time with young kids showing them lots of hands on fun...More

Thank lataj2015
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The arboretum isn't large, but it's nice. They have a number of different plant and tree species. A lot of the trees are labeled with markers in the ground, but many more are identified on their brochure. It doesn't take long at all to walk...More

Thank LuziAnne68
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Nice if you like outdoors weddings. Small area for a wedding but it does well for small weddings. People were very nice. Did not know if food was catered in or not.

Thank Stassimark
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The Hilltop Arboretum is a nice and relaxing spot to check out in Baton Rouge. Despite its small size, the arboretum is split up into three distinct areas: the woods, the pond, and the meadow. The woods have a very short trail, about a quarter-mile,...More

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