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Oct 8, 2012 5:17 PM by Melissa Canone

Native Plant Seminar

Join the site horticulturist at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte on Saturday, October 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., to learn more about gardening with native shrubs.

Participants in this seminar will learn the basics and benefits of using trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers that are native to Louisiana in their plantings. Information on site preparation, choosing the right native plant for your site and locating native plant material will be covered during this program led by staff horticulturist.

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. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $1 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.

PHOTO COURTESY OF http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iarbor.aspx

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