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adult reading to children

StoryTime in the Garden: video broadcast 

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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 September through April 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 and Christmas in the Garden activities which has an entrance fee.

 

 

people planting trees

Arbor Day

January 23, 2021 | 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.

 

 

 

houseplants viewed from above

Green Stick Workshop 

February 20, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Ficus, ferns, philodendrons, oh my! Do you seem to kill every houseplant you buy? Sign up for our workshop today!

Join houseplant guru, Tyler Carr, as he shares best practices for common houseplant care in 2021's first virtual Green Stick Workshop: Houseplants 101. Your plants will thank you for it! In this 2-hour workshop, you can expect to learn about selecting houseplants, placing them, fulfilling their needs, treating common problems, and all of their amazing benefits.

Each registered participant will be entered to win one of three surprise potted houseplants. Tyler will draw the winners live at the end of the workshop. You must be registered to enter the giveaway. Giveaway is generously sponsored by Clegg's Nursery.

A free workshop series provided by the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners. 

 

 

 

Student paints a Byzantine Icon

Byzantine Icon Workshop 

February 22 - 26, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 proceed benefit the Friends of the Gardens to further the implementation of the Botanic Gardens Master Plan. Email dianawells1548@gmail.com to check for availability. 

 

light pink camellia on a spring day

Camellia Sale

 January 23rd & February 20th, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

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.

visitors choosing herbs to purchase

Herb Day

February 27, 2021 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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. We will have various types of herbs on sale to get you started with your very own herb garden.

 

Master Gardener Plant Sale

March 27, 2021 

Shop from over 5,000 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 of the Master Gardeners and the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.

Visit the Plant Sale website before the sale to browse the selections with images and specifications on the available varieties.

The event is free and open to the public.

See the 2020 Master Gardener Plant Sale Flyer!


The Plant Sale website lets you browse our selections in advance of the sale with images and specifications on the available varieties.

 

 

field of pink pollinator flowers

National Public Gardens Week

May 11-16, 2020 | Online recap! 

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating National Public Gardens Week. This annual, weeklong event will be committed to emphasizing the import role public gardens across the country play in promoting education and exposure to our environment as well as our gardens. Each day of the week will have a themed agenda with an informational video.  

gift basket and painting sitting on a table

Wine and Roses 

TBA 2021

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens invite you to our most elegant event of the year! Wine and Roses is an annual fundraiser for the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. We look forward to bringing you a unique and beautiful event this year! Check back for more updates!

 

kids sitting on haybales at Corn Maze

Corn Maze 

October 2021 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Corn Maze is a family friendly, day of fall fun with numerous farm related activities. Join the crazy mazy fun every Saturday in October. Corn Maze is Baton Rouge's most aMAZEing event!

 Admission is $15 per person and free for children 3 and under. Friends of the Gardens family memberships receive 4 free admissions  for 2 Corn Maze Sessions. To get your member tickets, please email events@burdengardens.com for more information. 

 

 

 

red poinsettias

Poinsettia Sale 

November 27, 2021 | 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!