Garden program will feature roses

Johnny Morgan  |  3/11/2016 7:44:51 PM

(03/11/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Roses in south Louisiana will be featured at a horticulture educational program at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on April 13.

The program, which is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the American Rose Society, will begin with registration at 8 a.m., with the presentations from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., according to AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.

“We will have an impressive lineup of speakers presenting information ranging from the care of roses to overcoming diseases in the rose garden,” Owings said.

Speakers for the event will include B. J. Abshire from the Acadiana Rose Society, Mark Windham from the University of Tennessee and Peggy Martin from the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society and Heritage Foundation.

The program will include a tour of the Botanic Gardens Rose Garden featuring David Austin Roses, Kordes Roses, American Rose Trials for Sustainability and American Garden Rose Selection variety trials.

Admission to the program is $10, with refreshments provided by the Baton Rouge Rose Society.

The AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is located on Essen Lane at I-10 in Baton Rouge.

For additional information contact Owings at 985-543-4125, or 225-603-8096 or email aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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