American Public Gardens Association. Go Public Gardens Days. May 14-15, 2022

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating Go Public Gardens Days. This fun-filled weekend celebration will be full of free events for the whole family to enjoy. Go Public Gardens Days is an ongoing, evergreen initiative of the American Public Gardens Association meant to drive the public to visit, value, and volunteer at public gardens in their area and when they travel.

2022 Schedule:

Saturday, May 14

7 - 9 a.m. | Birding at Burden
Birding enthusiasts will lead three separate guided birding tours through several of the six birding loops at Burden.

9 - 10 a.m | Walk With a Doc
Get moving and take a walk with Our Lady of the Lake psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Zielinski, to learn the ins and outs of what psychiatrists do.

9 a.m. - Noon | Children’s Activities
Join us for StoryTime in the Garden with the Junior League of Baton Rouge and for Fairy Gardening with the EBR Master Gardeners

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Yoga Class with Pilates Plus Baton Rouge 
Tone up and relax with yoga in the gardens.

12:30 - 1:30 a.m. | Forest Bathing with the Red Shoes
Immerse yourselves into the forest and experience its sights, sounds, aromas and textures to connect with nature and to experience a positive benefit for your mind, body, and spirit.  

2-3 p.m. – Herbal Teas with the Baton Rouge Unit of the Herb Society of America
Join the Herb Society to learn all about common herbal teas and their many benefits. Stick around for a tea sampling afterward.

Sunday, May 15

All Day - Free admission to Windrush Gardens

Noon - 2 p.m. | Picnic & Plant Health Clinic

Bring your own garden picnic to Windrush Gardens and ask an expert your burning plant health questions! 

woman and children creature miniature vitory fairy gardengroup of people listen to speaker giving a tour of a gardengroup of people do yoga stretches under open air pavilion

Participating Organizations

Junior League of Baton Rouge logo
the Red Shoes logo
Louisiana Master Gardener logo
Pilates Plus logo