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Allen Acres Spring/Summer Activities


Hikes, Egg Gathering, Chicken Feeding, Photography, Butterflies, Wildflowers


Sky Watching, Hikes, Spider Eyes, Bon Fires, Firefly Counting, Hummingbird moths

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NEW BOOK! Louisiana Wildflower Guide [October 27, 2011]

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Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast now open! [December 2008]

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Sat Sept 20 September Field Trip to Ouida Plantation (North of St. Francisville in the Tunica Hills). Click here for more information

Sat Sept 20 Plant Fest 2014 hosted by the Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners. 8am-3pm at Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville, LA. Includes a host of plant and garden related vendors as well as good food! There will be a variety of speakers and events scheduled for the brochure just click here.

Sat Sept 20-Sun Sept 21 Almost Eden's 2014 Fall Open House. 9am-5pm both days. We will have a Plant Question and Answer Desk setup and manned from 9am-4pm both days so bring your plant questions and problems and we'll do our best to help get you growing! To get the full scoop on our Open House, things we might need to know in order to help you best,  and about how best to bring leaf, insect, or soil samples click here! Click here for a map and directions

Sun Sept 21 Louisiana Wildflowers at 2pm presented by Dr. Charles Allen at Almost Eden. He will bring along a variety of native wildflowers to exhibit and describe so bring your friends to learn about these important natives many of which are suitable garden plants, useful for roadside wildflower meadows, or worthy of enjoyment simply in their native habitat. While you’re here you can get an autographed copy of his latest book Louisiana Wildflower Guide and shop at Almost Eden.

Tue Sept 23-Thurs Sept 25 Plant ID class Allen Acres. Click here for more info and the registration form. Send in completed forms via email

Fri Sept 26-Sun Sept 28 Allen Acres Annual Butterfly Blast and Butterfly Count. Click here to see the full list of events.

Sat Oct 4 SFA Gardens Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale, Nacogdoches, Texas 9am-2pm. The handout reads "SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in historic Nacogdoches. A wide variety of hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and exclusive Greg Grant and SFA introductions. Most of the plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public, and most are produced by the SFA Gardens staff and volunteers.

Tues Oct 7-Thur Oct 9 Graminoid (Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes) ID Class Allen Acres Click here for more info and the registration form. Send in completed forms via email

Thurs Oct 16-Sun Oct 19 Texas Native Plant Society Annual Symposium, Texarkana. Click here for more info/

Sat Oct 18 Longue Vue Welcomes Judith Tankard for Fall Garden Design Lecture. Judith is the author of The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman and Longue Vue remains one of Shipman's most intact garden designs. The lecture takes place on October 18 at 2:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to stroll through the gardens of Longue Vue afterwards. Tickets are $30 for members of Longue Vue and the Royal Oak Foundation and $35 for nonmembers. To purchase, call 1-800-913-6565, extension 201 or visit online. For the full press release click here.

Tues Oct 21-Fri Oct 24 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference, Baton Rouge. Click here for more info/

Tues Oct 21-Fri Oct 24 2014 Longleaf Conference and Eastern Native Grass Symposium, Mobile. Click here for more info

Tues Oct 28-Thurs Oct 30 Plant ID class Allen Acres Click here for more info and the registration form. Send in completed forms via email

Nov 1-Nov 7 Allen’s Annual trip to the butterflies of south Texas. You are welcome to caravan with us. We stay at the Alamo B and B and visit butterfly gardens in Mission, Westlaco, McAllen etc. WE have been three years in a row and know where to go to see butterflies, plants, and even birds but find new spots each year to visit.

Sat Nov 15 Work Day at Eunice Prairie. Feel free to email me if you have any questions

For even more events check out the Louisiana Native Plant Society Trips and Events Page Click here

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