Public Garden Week celebration set for Burden on May 13-17

Richard Bogren  |  4/23/2019 8:27:29 PM

(04/23/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden join with more than 500 gardens nationwide in celebrating National Public Gardens Week on May 13-17.

“The annual, weeklong event represents a commitment to emphasizing the important role public gardens across the country play in promoting education and exposure to our environment as well as our gardens,” said Jeff Kuehny, resident director at Burden.

The week will feature activities for all ages themed around the importance of the environment. Educational sessions will be held in the Ione E. Burden Conference Center, and local organizations will provide information on various plants.

Each day will focus on a particular aspect of the garden:

Monday will be specialty gardens day.

Tuesday will be family garden day with emphasis on the pollinator and herb gardens.

Wednesday will be farm day, with a hay ride and presentations on vegetables, ornamental plants and orchards.

Thursday will be volunteer appreciation day, an invitation-only event to recognize LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens volunteers.

Friday will be historical garden day with tours of Windrush Gardens.

The event is free and open to the public. National Public Gardens Week is a program supported by the American Public Gardens Association.

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