LSU AgCenters Baton Rouge Garden Show To Blossom March 19-20

David Himelrick, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  4/22/2005 1:19:43 AM

News Release Distributed 03/10/05

The LSU AgCenter’s Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show will blossom again March 19-20 on the campus in Baton Rouge.

The show, which will be held in the John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum, is intended to encourage gardening activities, as well as to let people know where to obtain gardening products and services. It also is designed to stimulate the horticultural industry and to provide a sales area that makes quality plants and garden products available to the general public.

Dr. David Himelrick, head of the LSU AgCenter’s Department of Horticulture, said the show will feature a wide variety of events.

"We’ve got a great lineup of vendors and educational programs," Himelrick said, adding, "The show should provide information and fun for the whole family."

The show will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, and educational presentations will begin at 10 a.m. March 19 and at 1 p.m. March 20. The horticultural topics to be covered range from the challenges and opportunities of organic gardening to reliable plants for summer color in your landscape.

More than 60 exhibitors will show off items for sale ranging from plants to sprinkler systems. In addition, representatives of such groups as the Baton Rouge Rose Society, the Capitol Area Pond and Water Gardening Society, the Louisiana Fern Society and many more will be on hand.

The LSU AgCenter also will have horticulturists, other specialists and volunteers on hand to answer gardening and lawn care questions and to conduct a plant health clinic. Citizens can bring plants with disease and insect problems to obtain a diagnosis of the problem and recommendations for control.

Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show is presented by the LSU AgCenter and the LSU Department of Horticulture with additional sponsorship from WBRZ Channel 2 and 96.1 The River.

For further information about the show, contact Himelrick at (225) 578-2158.

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Contact:     David Himelrick at (225) 578-2158 or dhimelrick@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer:        Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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