LSU AgCenter Sponsors Camellia Garden Stroll Feb. 11 At Hammond Station

Coco Annie, Morgan, Johnny W.  |  1/31/2007 9:16:24 PM

News Release Distributed 01/31/07

The LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station is inviting the public to stroll through its camellia gardens.

The annual Camellia Garden Stroll at the Hammond Station is set for 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Feb. 11. It is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and its Tangipahoa Master Gardeners and is designed to give the public a glimpse at results of some of the station’s research from years past.

LSU AgCenter county agent Annie Coco said visitors are invited to stroll through a collection of more than 500 camellias, which were planted by Hody Wilson from the 1930s through the early 1950s when he was the superintendent at research station.

"The camellias were research trials of the varieties available at that time and a few that were bred but never named and released," Coco explained.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LSU AgCenter Tangipahoa Extension office at 985-748-9381.

The LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station is located at 21549 Old Covington Highway (Hwy. 1067 just off Hwy. 190).

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Contact: Annie Coco at (985) 748-9381 or acoco@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Johnny Morgan at (225) 578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu

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