Meeting Space

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden offers 2 different locations for meetings.  The largest space is the Conference Center.  Also available is the conference room in the Orangerie.

Conference Center

Ione E. Burden Visitor Information and Conference Center was built in memory of Miss Ione and her love for education.


The conference center offers:

  • WiFi

  • LCD projector

  • sound system

  • catering-ready kitchen

  • wood floors

  • large tables

  • leather chairs

Catering services are available.



Facility use charges include the use of lobby and/or foyer space, the exposed beam and stained glass conference room, parking lot, catering kitchen and outdoor cooking space/areas.  The facility accommodates up to 120 persons. 




Orangerie Meeting Room

The Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie was designed by A. Hays Town.  The Orangerie, Mr. Town's last design,  was a tribute to his long-time friend Steele in recognition of his landscape contributions to LSU and the surrounding region.  

Facility use charges include the use of the conference room.  The space allows for seating of up to 15 people.  Executive table and seating is provided for 10 people.  The room provides a view of the Rose Garden and includes nearby parking. 

Contact us at (225) 763-3990 or for reservations. 

Rental Fees and Policies