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Phone: (337) 482-5339
Fax: (337) 482-1059

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday |
7:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Friday |
7:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Closed on Holidays

Physical Address

2206 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503

Mailing Address

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Drawer 43702
Lafayette, LA 70504

Horticulture Center Staff

Billy Welsh, Research Farm Manager

Billy Welsh
Research Farm Manager
Phone: (337) 482-5339
Fax: (337) 482-1059

Billy Welsh received his B.S. Degree in 1985 in Plant Science from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He joined the staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1989.Billy is responsible for managing the overall operation and the employees at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center.

Kristy Thompson
Phone: (337) 482-5339
Fax: (337) 482-1059

Phillip Cormier
Research Farm Specialist
Phone: (337) 482-5339
Fax: (337) 482-1059

Tour Information

Contact us in advance if you are interested in a group tour.

For Horticulture Center and Tour Information contact:

Billy Welsh | (337) 482-5339