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LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Open Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Nice Gardens

The garden portions and the trails are all free. My kids loved the Children's garden and the tree... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
Need better signage

We drove past the entrance because the sign was so small and in a hard to see area as soon as you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexandra T
Murrieta, California
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Burden Museum & Gardens offers discovery and adventure through historic, natural and educational experiences that provide a window into Louisiana’s rich, cultural past. Situated on 440 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, it is a must-visit...more
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4560 Essen Ln, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3424
+1 225-763-3990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden portions and the trails are all free. My kids loved the Children's garden and the tree swings.

Thank Thompsonian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove past the entrance because the sign was so small and in a hard to see area as soon as you get off the highway. But the gardens were very nice with trails among the plants and trees. It was not crowded here at...More

1  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I visited here with my 75+ mother because she loves plants and flowers and thought the outing would be good. The gardens did not disappoint and the rural life museum was educational (starting with indoor museum) and the rural life area was mostly shaded so...More

3  Thank ursule813
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Mornings Bg wall was nice and cool on the Botany Gardens trails. Even after yesterday’s storms, the elevated trails were easily traversed.

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited the gardens at the end of March. The roses were in full bloom and were so colorful and scented. Roses are plant in long rows. Across from the garden is a Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie. You can rent the building out for wedding...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

In the heart of south Baton Rouge, you turn off busy Essen Lane to enter a quiet tranquil manicured expanse of lawn. There is a children’s play area and many areas to walk through with species of plants and trees. Definitely a great place to...More

1  Thank 409gingerg
Reviewed 30 November 2017

LSU has done a beautiful job with the botanic gardens. The walkways through the area just enhance the experience. Lots of wildlife to see as well.

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Not the biggest or nicest botanical garden, but well worth a visit. Clean, lots of information posted. Plus Facilities for private events.

Thank TheCajun
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Looked for a place to walk before continuing our road trip. The GPS landed us here. This is a great spot with excellent trails to walk. The maps and trail signs are not the best but you still can't get lost. Be sure to walk...More

2  Thank RdTripper_USA
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to take a quiet walk. Beautiful plants and lots of wildlife. It's a nice place to get away that is right in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

1  Thank Jennifer D
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