Louisiana State Arboretum

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United States of America - Louisiana - Ville Platte

Institution Code: BATON

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Louisiana State Arboretum Visitor Center
Louisiana State Arboretum Visitor Center

About the Louisiana State Arboretum

The Louisiana State Arboretum is run by the Louisiana Office of State Parks. It is the only Preservation Area in the State Parks system. It is dedicated to preserving the native trees of Louisiana and educating the public about them. The new visitor center opened in September 2009 and has an exhibit on the forest of Louisiana. There are also 6 miles of hiking trails with marked trees.

Main Address:
Louisiana State Arboretum
1300 Sudie Lawton Lane
Ville Platte
Louisiana 70586 United States of America

Telephone: (337) 363-6289
URL: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iarbor.aspx
Primary Email: arboretum@crt.state.la.us

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jim Robinson, Park Manager
    Curator's Name: Kimberley Hollier, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1961
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 242 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 243 Hectares
    Latitude: 30.6879750
    Longitude: -92.2715160
    Annual Rainfall: 1521 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Louisiana State Arboretum
  • Local Address: 1300 Sudie Lawton Lane
  • Locality: City: Ville Platte
  • Locality: State: Louisiana

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 417
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 243
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 7000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 50

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes