Public Gardens Week celebration set for May 11-16 at Burden

(03/10/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden join more than 500 gardens nationwide in celebrating National Public Gardens Week May 11-16.

“We will be celebrating with the American Public Gardens Association and hundreds of other gardens across the country the importance and positive impact that our nation’s public gardens have on their surrounding communities,” said Jeff Kuehny, resident director at Burden. “This weeklong event will provide a deeper look into the many wonderful attractions available at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.”

The week will feature activities for all ages. Educational sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16.

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

Monday will be birding at Burden day.

Tuesday will be garden cuisine day.

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

Thursday will be health and wellness day.

Friday will be floral demonstration day.

Saturday will feature a children’s garden festival.

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

3/10/2020 6:54:08 PM
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