LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
Rose Garden in front of Orangerie
About Us
The 440-acre area now referred to as the Burden Museum and Gardens, originally Windrush Plantation, was owned by the Burden family from the mid 1800s until the final segment was donated to LSU in the early 1990s.
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Horticulture Hints Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter from the Horticulture Division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. (PDF Format Only)
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Botanic Gardens Pavilion at Burden
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Annual Events
We host a variety of events throughout the year.
Burden Center
Burden Center Video
(Video) The Burden Center is home to the All-America rose garden, nature trails and a conference center. Much of the research focuses on ornamental plants, turfgrasses, and fruits and vegetables. A research goal is to find out what plants can perform best under the hot, humid conditions of Louisiana. Visitors to the station see the results of award-winning research and relax among beautiful roses, azaleas and camellias and wander the trails that meander through the wooded grounds.
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Cocktails in the Garden
Dance among the roses and the stars to the music of Ned Fasullo and The Fabulous Big Band. Enjoy a taste of stellar beverages created by local mixologists, and sample some of Baton Rouge's best cuisine.
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Corn Maze 2015
Information on the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden Corn Maze.
LSU Burden Center Cultural Landscape Report.
LSU Burden Center Cultural Landscape Report
The LSU Burden Center's report by Suzanne Turner Associates containing: Introduction, Methodology, Summary of Research Findings, Exisitng Conditions, Contexts for Historical Analysis, Narrative History of the Evolution of Windrush Plantation into the LSU Burden Center, Evaluating Significance, Evaluating Integrity, Treatment Recommendations.
Botanic Gardens map
This page contains maps for Burden Museum and Gardens, Windrush Gardens, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden and Trees and Trails.
The LSU Botanic Gardens provides several ways to give
Trees and Trails
Experience an adventure in nature
Photo Gallery
Photos of different events that take place throughout the year
Research and Education
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens offers an abundance of research and educational opportunities
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Cocktails in the Garden Photos
Photos that were taken at a Cocktails in the Garden event
Little girl painting a pumpkin
Corn Maze Photos
Photos taken at a Corn Maze event
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Brush with Burden Photos
Photos taken at a Brush with Burden event
Pavilion with small tables
Wine & Roses Photos
Photos taken during a Wine & Roses event
People interacting at the Garden Fest
Garden Fest Photos
Photos taken during the Garden Fest event
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Arbor Day Photos
Photos taken on Arbor Day
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Gourmet in the Garden Photos
Photos taken at the Gourmet in the Garden
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