Southwest Louisiana Garden Fest set Friday, Saturday in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The 14th annual Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.

The festival opens a 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on both days.

Admission is $3, and children age 12 and younger are free.

"The garden festival is a wholesome, educational environment and the perfect activity to bring together friends and families," said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Robert Turley.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Southwest Louisiana will have a flower show.

Vendors will have garden-related products for sale, and LSU AgCenter experts will be available to diagnose plant problems and answer questions. Also, 4-H Club members will be available for a fee to help haul plants to vehicles.

Master Gardeners will present a preview party, gumbo supper and silent auction on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Chalkley Room of Burton Coliseum.

Tickets are $10 and can be obtained from the LSU AgCenter Extension Office adjacent to the Burton Coliseum parking lot.

For more information, contact Turley at 337-475-8812.

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