Gardening With Native Prairie Plants

Passion_logoVILLE PLATTE – Join the site horticulturist at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte on Saturday, July 27, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., in a program designed to inspire the use of native prairie plants in your landscape.

Whether you are planning to add a few prairie plants to your garden or convert acres into a remnant coastal prairie, you will find this program to be both interesting and helpful. Afterwards, visitors can view the some of the prairie plants located in the Arboretum.

The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 600-acre preservation area providing six miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana’s most magnificent trees.  Nature programs on varying subjects from wildlife gardening to birdwatching are offered throughout the year, and for groups of 10 or more by request.  The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 per person to enter Chicot State Park. Once inside Chicot, the Arboretum is free.

The Arboretum Visitor Center is located six miles north of Ville Platte on La. 3042, within Chicot State Park or three miles south of La. 106.

For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.

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