2022 Upcoming Events at Burden Museum & Gardens

Birding at Burden


Multiple dates
$5 per person
Tickets, dates and times at Eventbrite.com

Did you know 320 species of birds have been recorded in and around Burden, including common species, such as northern mockingbirds and ruby-throated hummingbirds, seven different woodpeckers, waterfowl and wading birds, and a variety of resident migratory songbirds?

Grab your birding gear and join us bright and early to catch a glimpse of some of these species on a three-hour guided tour lead by different birding specialists through the birding loops at Burden.

Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

Arbor Day


LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
January 22, 2022
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Be an arborist for a day! Enjoy a scavenger hunt and more! Your family can learn about native trees and plant a tree. Watch your tree grow for generations using your tree's GPS coordinates in the Burden Woods. All trees planted help to reforest our native trees lost during Hurricane Gustav. Native trees will be available for sale at Arbor Day for $15.

The event is free and open to the public.

StoryTime in the Garden

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LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden
9 a.m.-Noon

View StoryTime in the Garden Videos

StoryTime in the Garden is a creative way of mixing storytelling and imagination with hands on craft activities for children. The program meets one Saturday a month August through May from 9 a.m. - noon. Children ages 3-8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. All children participating in the program must be accompanied by an adult. The last reading begins at 11:30 a.m.

Registration is not required and admission is free except in October when StoryTime is associated with Corn Maze which has an entrance fee.

2021-2022 dates

  • Jan. 22 - Arbor Day
  • Feb. 5 - Pavilion
  • March 5 - Orangerie
  • April 2 - Pavilion
  • May 14 - Pavilion

Camellia Show & Sale


LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
February 12, 2022
Time TBA

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens invites you to the annual Camellia Sale. Featuring award winning camellias grown by the Baton Rouge Camellia Society and the general public. Many of these camellias have been meticulously propagated from our expansive camellia collections. The Baton Rouge Camellia Society will be on hand to give camellia planting and management advice.