Visitor Information


Hours & Days  


Gates open at 8:00 a.m. weekdays and weekends and close at 5:00 p.m.

We are closed on:  


  • New Year's Day

  • Easter Sunday

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day 




4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA  70809


Museum and Gardens
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Botanic Gardens
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Trees & Trails
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Windrush Gardens
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LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens - No Admission fee

Windrush Gardens - $3 per day or $25 for annual pass  (Access through Rural Life Museum)

Rural Life Museum - Click for Admission fees


Free parking is available in various locations near the different attractions.  Refer to the Burden Museum and Gardens map for specific locations.


The Botanic Gardens offer many different venues available to host your wedding, reception, special event or meeting.  See our rentals page for more information. 

Visitor Etiquette

Please help us keep the gardens beautiful and safe for everyone.  Go to visitor etiquette for a list of policies.

What's in Season?

        We offer a variety of plants for display and produce to purchase. Visit our What's in Season? page to learn more about what we offer.