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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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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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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)
Ione E. Burden Conference Center
Ione E. Burden Conference Center & Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie Facility Use Policy
This describes the terms and conditions associated with renting these facilities. Information is given about the facilities and associated amenities and capacities. Details on how to make a reservation and schedule events are given. A reservation forms are also provided.
Gardens, publications & research
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The Botanical Garden is made up of several specialty gardens that serve as the foundation for providing educational programing in horticulture and the environment. The garden is free and open to the public 7 days a week.
Burden Center Reports
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Research Information
Research Information at the Botanic Gardens
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Annual Events
We host a variety of events throughout the year.
Please click here for the PDF version of the Arbor Day at Burden flyer.
Arbor Day 2015
Arbor Day Celebration set for January 17, 2015, at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Please click here for the PDF version of the Story Time at Burden flyer.
StoryTime at Burden
Information on the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden's upcoming "StoryTime" event.
PDF version of the Brush with Burden 2015 Art Exhibition call for entries.
Brush with Burden
Come celebrate Louisiana's talented artists as a sponsor of the fifth annual Brush with Burden art exhibition. A juried multimedia exhibition, Brush with Burden features all types of art inspired by Louisiana's natural beauty, flora and fauna.
Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie
Burden Center Research Station Profile
This report provides information on plans, program significance and research/outreach highlights for the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
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Wine & Roses at Burden
Information on the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden's upcoming Wine & Roses event.
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.
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Volunteer Program
Information about the volunteer program at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
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Corn Maze 2014
Information on the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden's Corn Maze.
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Botanic Gardens Pavilion at Burden
Pave the way for a future of learning with the Brick Campaign.
Steele Burden and his Windrush Gardens
Steele Burden and His Masterpiece: Windrush Gardens, an article published in the September 2005 issue of Louisiana Gardener Magazine
The history of Steele Burden's creation and development of Windrush Gardens at Burden Center including plant content and his landscape designs.
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