Go Public Gardens Days to be held at Burden

(05/06/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is proud to join the American Public Gardens Association and 500-plus gardens nationwide in celebrating Go Public Gardens Days on May 15 and 16.

Gates will open on May 15 at 7:30 a.m. with activities ending at 2 p.m. The event will be open all day on May 16. Admission is free both days.

This fun-filled weekend celebration will be full of free events for the whole family to enjoy.

Go Public Gardens Days is an ongoing, evergreen initiative of the American Public Gardens Association meant to drive the public to visit, value and volunteer at public gardens in their area and when they travel.

On Saturday, May 15, there will be three guided birding tours, a herbaceous plant walk, a woody plant walk, StoryTime in the Garden, Sculpt + Flow Exercise Class with TreadBR and more.

LSU horticulture instructor Bob Mirabello will offer fun facts and identification of the woody and herbaceous plants on walks around the Botanic Gardens.

Then on Sunday, May 16, there will be free admission to Windrush Gardens, with hourly tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register for the TreadBR exercise classes at bit.ly/3aSzcNt.

Organizations involved in the Go Public Gardens Days include TreadBR and the Junior League of Baton Rouge.

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is located at 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.

For additional information email the garden at botanicgardens@agcenter.lsu or call 225-763-3990.

5/6/2021 7:51:30 PM
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