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The LSU AgCenter's Hammond Research Station has established the Margie Y. Jenkins Azalea Garden in recognition of one of Louisiana's most widely known nursery owners and nationally known lover, breeder and authority of azaleas.

Come enjoy the dappled shade and gazebo in the Margie Y. Jenkins Azalea Garden! Established in 2006, this collection was established to honor the enormous horticultural contributions of “Ms. Margie” – owner of Jenkins Farm and Nursery in Amite, LA. Ms. Margie blazed trails by introducing unusual azalea varieties to the south central and Gulf Coast markets, as well as propagating and promoting the use of native plants in the landscape. Many of those plants form the foundation of this garden, along with favorite companion plants, many different series of re-blooming azaleas, hydrangeas, different camellia species and beautyberries. With plants blooming in spring, summer, and fall, it is always a great time to visit the Margie Y. Jenkins Azalea Garden!

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