About Us

There's more to the gardens than just green spaces. Learn more about our facility today!

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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 facilities located in the heart of Baton Rouge. Our facility features "Trees and Trails," three miles of serene walking paths through the Burden Woods, as well as 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 the historic Windrush Gardens. Additionally, our facility plays an important role in the LSU AgCenter extension and research programs, which support coastal restoration of Louisiana's wetlands as well as the state’s nursery, landscape, farming and forestry industries. Our overarching mission is to showcase the natural beauty of our state while providing educational opportunities for all.

Our scenic event venues, the Pavilion and the Orangerie, are woven seamlessly into our beautiful garden atmosphere. Schedule a tour to view our rental facilities for your next special event! Contact us by filling out our lead form today!



 

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 need gardening advice, please contact the East Baton Rouge Parish County Agent.