COVID 19 Updates

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, in accordance with LSU AgCenter directives, local, state and federal requirements shall take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19. 

The Botanic Gardens will be closed to the general public until further notice.

Please see below for changes to some of our scheduled programs and events. 


The following events have been cancelled:

Baton Rouge Orchid Society | March 18th meeting

Herb Society of America Baton Rouge Unit | March 26th meeting

Story Time in the Garden | April 4th program

Reflections in the Garden | April 6th program

East Baton Rouge Parish | April 14th monthly meeting

Green Stick Workshops | April 18th 

Girl Scouts Day | April 25th 

Trees and Trails Field Trips | Spring 2020

All weddings and private, third-party events will not be allowed to go on at the Botanic Gardens until further notice. 

The following events have been postponed:

East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Plant Sale (A new date will be forthcoming.)

Gourmet in the Garden (A new date will be forthcoming.)

Green Stick Workshop (A new date will be forthcoming.)


For information on Private Events at the Botanic Gardens please contact Katie Guitreau at (225) 763-3990 ext. 2.

For information on LSU Rural Life Museum events and activities please contact the museum at (225) 765-2347.

This is an evolving situation so please check our website for updates and changes to the Botanic Gardens schedule. During this stressful time we ask for your patience and understanding and hope to make the Botanic Gardens available to our community in the near future. For more information regarding official updates from LSU please visit