About Us

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Welcome to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens!

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is an expansive collection of specialty gardens, woodlands, wetlands, arboreta and university research facility. The Botanic Gardens features Trees and Trails, five miles of serene walking paths through the Burden Woods, the Rose Garden, Children’s Garden, All-America Selections Garden, Stone Camellia Collection, Crowder Camellia Collection, Herb Garden, Tropical Garden, Memory Garden, Barton Arboretum, Oak Grove, StoryWalk loop, and Windrush Gardens showcase the beauty of plants and flowers and provide educational experiences for gardeners of all ages. 

We have two beautiful event venues nestled right in our beautiful garden atmosphere. Come visit our Orangerie and Pavilion and see what we have to offer for your next special event! Contact us by filling out our lead form today!

There is more to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens than just green spaces. The facility plays an important role in the LSU AgCenter extension and research programs, which support the state’s nursery, landscape, and fruit and vegetable industries; wetlands and coastal restoration; and forestry industry.


Hours of Operation

Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Grounds remain open until 5 p.m.

We are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

If you are in search of gardening advice, please contact the East Baton Rouge Parish County Agent.