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LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Reopening

Updated: May 15, 2020

We are  reopening on May 18, 2020. Please view this page for our guidelines before visiting. We appreciate your continued patience and support during this time. For updates, please check our website and social media channels, and for university updates please visit https://www.lsuagcenter.com/covid-19.


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.

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.

Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. 

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.