Multiples dates available
Did you know 320 species of birds have been recorded in and around Burden, including common species, such as northern mockingbirds and ruby-throated hummingbirds, seven different woodpeckers, waterfowl and wading birds, and a variety of resident migratory songbirds?
Grab your birding gear and join us bright and early to catch a glimpse of some of these species on a three-hour guided tour lead by different birding specialists through the birding loops at Burden.
The excursion is designed to maintain appropriate social distancing between participants. Capacity for each excursion is limited to 10 guests.
StoryTime in the Garden is a creative way of mixing storytelling and imagination with hands on craft activities for children. The program meets one Saturday a month August through May from 9 a.m. - noon. Children ages 3-8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. All children participating in the program must be accompanied by an adult. The last reading begins at 11:30. Registration is not required and admission is free except in October when StoryTime is associated with Corn Maze which has an entrance fee.
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Corn Maze at Burden is celebrating its' 11th year in Baton Rouge with more family fun than ever!
Join us as we open our fields and crank up our tractors to usher in the Fall season with some safe crazy mazy outdoor fun.
October 30 | 6 - 9 p.m.
Don't stay home this Halloween! Night Maze has made its' way back to the Botanic Gardens for another evening of family fun.
Grab your costumes, glow sticks, and flash lights and make your way over to enjoy the family-friendly Night Maze. Night Maze includes the nighttime corn maze, bonfire, hay mountain, corn crib, games, and a live concert from one of our talented local bands.
Purchase your tickets now! Night Maze tickets are not included with daytime Corn Maze tickets and must be purchased separately.
November 7 | Noon - 3 p.m.
The Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden invite you to ramble through the Gardens!
A progressive version of the traditional sit-down dinner will wind you through the garden as you enjoy a series of tasting stations with live music, a wine toss, a fun, floral raffle and a grand prize of an original art piece.
Delight your taste buds and try your luck at the 2021 Wine & Roses Rambler!
Admission is $85 per person and $75 for Friends Members. Purchase your tickets today!
The Botanic Garden’s Green Stick Workshops are an initiative to provide hands-on learning about all things green.
These workshops provide the Baton Rouge community with the opportunity to explore the positive impacts of plants and the environment both indoors and outdoors. Throughout the year the Botanic Gardens will host a variety of workshops that will provide demonstration and hands-on learning conducted by garden staff, local experts and affiliated organizations.
Stay tuned for updates!
November 27 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
It's not Christmas in Louisiana without our Burden poinsettias! Over 50 varieties of poinsettia will be on display and available for sale at the Botanic Gardens greenhouse on Saturday, November 27, 2020, from 8 AM to 2 PM. The botanic gardens evaluates poinsettia varieties developed by breeders worldwide and they will be exclusively sold at the annual show and sale. A limited number of each variety are available so arrive on time so that you don't miss out on these rare varieties of poinsettias!
January 22, 2022 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Be an arborist for a day! Enjoy a scavenger hunt and more! Your family can learn about native trees; plant a tree and watch your tree grow for generations using your tree's GPS coordinates in the Burden Woods. All trees planted help to reforest our native trees lost during Hurricane Gustav. We will also have native trees for sale at Arbor Day for $15.
The event is free and open to the public.
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens invites you to our annual Camellia Sale. Featuring award winning camellias grown by the Baton Rouge Camellia Society and the general public. Many of these camellias have been meticulously propagated from our expansive camellia collections. The Baton Rouge Camellia Society will be on hand to give camellia planting and management advice.
Have you ever wanted to start an herb garden? Come out and take part in our herb sale! Herb Day is an educational outdoor gardening event and sale sponsored by the American Herb Society Baton Rouge Unit. Please contact the Herb Society at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join us for the biggest plant sale of the year! Shop from over 3,000 homegrown perennials and annuals specifically selected by the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners for success in your garden. The EBR Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale raises money to support the educational activities provided by Master Gardeners and the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.
Experience the unique peace of the Byzantine Era through icon painting. The Byzantine Icon Workshop is a thoughtful and meditative 5 day retreat of traditional painting techniques that dates back 2000 years. If you have a desire for a peaceful, contemplative setting join the Iconographers and create an individual piece of meaningful art. No previous artistic skill or experience is required.
All tools and supplies are provided. However, if you'd like to use any of your own brushes, Ott light, or wet pallet, you are encouraged to bring them. Coffee and lunch are provided daily.
The cost of the workshop is $350. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Email email@example.com for registration.