Baton Rouge garden show set for March 21-22

David Himelrick, Bogren, Richard C.  |  3/7/2009 1:41:34 AM

News Release Distributed 03/06/09

The LSU AgCenter’s seventh annual Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, at the John M. Parker Coliseum on Highland Road in Baton Rouge.

The show will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days and include local nurseries and other vendors selling plants and other garden wares, including tools, pots, ornaments and landscaping materials, according to Dr. David Himelrick, LSU AgCenter professor of horticulture.

The floor of the coliseum will be “transformed into a fascinating world of plants and gardens,” Himelrick said.

Local garden societies also will be on hand with information about their specialties and plants for sale.

“The show is a great opportunity to get the information you need in order to be a successful gardener and to interact with local and LSU AgCenter gardening experts,” Himelrick said.

Representatives from the LSU AgCenter will conduct a plant health clinic to help gardeners diagnose plant pest and health problems and answer garden questions. Other faculty members and horticulture experts will give one-hour talks during the day.

Children’s activities will include planting seeds, playing with insects and learning about animals, and the Kiwanis Club will again sponsor a chili cook-off on Saturday at the 4-H Mini Farm adjacent to Parker Coliseum.

Admission to the show is $5 for ages 13 and over. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, contact Himelrick at (225) 578-2158 or dhimelrick@agctr.lsu.edu.

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Rick Bogren

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