There are so many learning opportunities for children at the Botanic Gardens! Any
time the gardens are open, you can walk the trails in the Burden woods and take advantage
of the learning stations along the way. See our EVENTS page to see when activities such as "Story Time" and "Children's Gardening Series"
will be taking place. For teachers and parents, we offer resource materials and lesson
plans that can be used in the garden areas. Teachers can also schedule structured
field trips for students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Click here for more.
Learn from some of the most respected gardeners, scientists, professors, and leaders
in the nursery field at our "Reflections" lectures on the first Monday of each month
and at the regular meetings of the many gardening organizations that call the Botanic
Gardens their home. On your own, feel free to walk our limestone trails through the
Burden woods with learning centers along the way. Click here for more.
The Botanic Gardens at Burden is a unique part of the LSU AgCenter in that it conducts
both research and outreach on horticultural, agronomic, coastal and wetlands plants
as part of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service. In
line with our Mission, our research explores the subjects of Food and Fiber and Ornamental, Turf and Coastal horticulture.