Select from over 5,000 homegrown perennials (and a few annuals) specifically selected
by the EBR Master Gardeners for success in your garden!
The EBR Master Gardener annual spring plant sale raises money to support both the
education and benevolent activities of Master Gardeners and the LSU AgCenter Botanic
Gardens at Burden. The sale includes thousands of plants in hundreds of varieties
of landscape ornamentals. Activities that are supported by the funds raised during
this plant sale are plant health clinics, school gardens, educational classes for
the community and various other children's programs.
The Plant Sale website lets you browse our selections in advance of the sale with images and specifications
on the available varieties.
April 1, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Parents, bring your children to the garden for a special reading.
Parents with children ages 3 through 8 are invited to join in the fun from 9:00 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m.
Registration is not required. The event is free of charge.
Future date: May 6
Gourmet in the Garden
April 20, 2017 - 6 - 9 p.m.
Gourmet in the Garden is a special event where we invite Baton Rouge's top chefs and
mixologists to compete in a Culinary and Cocktail Competition. Stroll through the
gardens and sample the cocktails and cuisine, LCI student desert extravaganza while
listening to the Kirk Holder band. Tickets at www.GIG2017.eventbrite.com. All the proceeds from this event go towards education programs at the Botanic Gardens
and the Louisiana Culinary Institute Foundation.
Fruit and Vegetable Lab. What is a fruit and what is a vegetable?
Is there really a difference? Sort, plant, eat and take home edibles for your own
This month's program is a part of the Children's Garden Series hosted by the East
Baton Rouge Master Gardeners. Enjoy hands-on activities with your children on Saturday
mornings from 9 to 11am at the Ione Burden Conference Center. Activities are age appropriate for 6 to 12 year olds.
Each event will require a small fee of $15 per child, and an adult must accompany
each child. Children will receive snacks and a neat garden take-home crafts!
Attendance is limited to 20 - 30 children for each session. Make your reservation
by contacting Angie Wall at email@example.com.
Sat June 24 2017 –Native Trees. Trees are an important part of our environment. Take
a nature hike with us as we discover which trees are native to Louisiana and the United
States and which have travelled many miles to live here.
Sat Sept 30 2017 – Bees/ Plants to Attract Pollinators to Your Yard. Gardens are living
spaces with more than just plant life growing. Discover the sounds and sights of insects
that help us tend to our garden. Make a mason bee house to bring home.
June 17, 2017 - 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Garden Fest focuses on locally grown and produced foods and beverages. Garden and
trial plot tours and food sampling will be featured, along with fun, family activities,
such as hay rides to the trial gardens and testing of new vegetable varieties. Many
of our partnering garden organization will offer booths with products for sale and
demonstrations. Fun summer activities will be available for the children.
Byzantine Icon Workshop
June 26 - 30, 2017
The workshop will teach participants to paint an icon of "The Virgin of Vladimir."
Classes are held in the Ione Burden Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
daily. No art experience is required. All materials are included in the course fee.
Registration is $350 per workshop. Call 225-763-3990 to reserve your seat.
Baton Rouge Orchid Society Show
July 8-9, 2017
The show features displays of various gulf coast orchid societies and by the vendors
who will be selling orchid plants and supplies. Orchid Society members will be on
hand to offer expert advice on orchid culture. Other Show features potting demonstrations.
The show is open to the public with free admission.
October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017 - 10 AM - 5 PM
Find your way out of the Corn Maze, paint a pumpkin, visit the Red Barn Petting Zoo,
enjoy a hayride, climb the straw mountain, play in the corn box and more! Featuring
our most popular attraction, a children's zipline!
Admission -- $10 Free for children 3 and younger
Night Maze and Bonfire
October 28, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bring the family and enjoy an evening bonfire, corn dogs, s'mores and live music.
Costumes are welcomed.
Admission -- $10 Free for children 3 and younger.
Wine & Roses
October 2017 - 6 p.m.
Share a magical night of dining under the stars at the Burden Horticulture Society
annual fundraising event.
Cocktails and Hors' d'oeuvres under The Pavilion starting at 6:00 p.m. Dinner in
the Rose Garden starting at 7:00 p.m.
Call 225-763-3990, Ext. 6 for reservations.
December 1, 2017- 8 am to noon
Burden's Poinsettias are special!
Our Poinsettias are selected from years of research and buyers' favorites. They are
carefully nurtured and are assured to be sturdy and healthy plants to last your holiday
season. Stock up to decorate your home or office. Poinsettias also make wonderful
January 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Plant a family tree and make a memory.
Celebrate Arbor Day and learn more about trees and their uses at this family-friendly
event. Activities include: family tree planting, a scavenger hunt in the Burden Woods,
Story Time, children's tree climbing, a visit with Smokey Bear, hayrides and more...
Camellia Society Sale
The annual Camellia Show and Sale features camellia flowers from around the state
along with the current award winners. Various camellia varieties grown by the Camellia
Society will be available to purchase The event is held at the Rural Life Museum.
March 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Unit of the Herb Society of America, this event offers
a fantastic opportunity to get some relief from our individual cases of Nature Deficit
Disorder and to generally have a great day outside!
Proceeds support the Herb Garden at the Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Brush with Burden
Come celebrate Louisiana's talented artists as a sponsor of the seventh annual Brush
with Burden art exhibition. A juried multimedia exhibition, Brush with Burden features
all types of art inspired by Louisiana's natural beauty, flora and fauna.