Education for Adults


Reflections in the Garden

The public is invited to monthly presentations by prominent, local specialists that include a wide variety of garden related topics.  Bring your lunch; the drinks are on us!  The one-hour sessions are held at the Ione Burden Conference Center at noon every first Monday of the month.  Admission is free for members of the Burden Horticulture Society (BHS) and $10 per person for all others.  Become a member of Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens (formerly known as BHS) and take advantage of attending Reflections in the Garden at no charge, along with many other benefits. 

January 9

 Louisiana Live Oaks:  The 100 Oaks Project - William Guion, Live Oak Society

February 6

 Super Plants - Dr. Dan Gill, Associate Professor, LSU AgCenter

March 6

 Vegetable Trial Updates - Dr. Kiki Fontenot, Assistant Professor, LSU AgCenter

April 3

 Azaleas for Every Season - Peggy Cox, Azalea Society of America

May 1

 Pollinator Gardening & Bees - Dr. Crissy Morgen, Post Doc with LSU AgCenter, Entomology Department

June 5

 Weed Control for Lawns & Landscapes - Dr. Ron Strahan, Associate Professor, LSU AgCenter

July 10

 Cooking Up LA Treasures:  Delicious Ways to Prepare Local Summer Produce - Chef Celeste Gill, Chef Celeste's Bistro

August 7

 Southern Living Plants - Buddy Lee, Southern Living, Consulting Plantsman

September 11

 Maples & Small Ornamental Trees - Dr. Allen Owings, Director of the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Center

October 2

 Fruit Trees for the Home Landscape - Dr. Charlie Johnson, Professor Emeritus, LSU AgCenter, School of Plant Environmental & Soil Sciences

November 6

 Southern Landscape Design - Michael Hopping, Landscape Architect

December 4

 Pet Friendly Yards - Susan Teddlie, LA Master Gardener


Trees & Trails

TreesEnjoy approximately five miles of trails on a hike or leisurely stroll along interactive walking paths through an urban forest and a boardwalk through wetlands in the heart of Baton Rouge. The trails are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. seven days a week for self-guided exploration. Click here for a map of the trails.



Gardening Organizations

Various gardening organizations provide educational and work sessions for members and the general public.  Memberships may be required for some activities.  Check the calendar of events to see when these groups are meeting.MG Logo

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens (formerly known as BHS)

Camellia Society

Capital Area Beekeepers Association

Capital Area Native Plant Society

EBR Master Gardener Association

Herb Society

Orchid Society