Louisiana State University

Burden Museum & Gardens

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 destination for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of Louisiana’s lush landscapes and agricultural heritage.

Burden Museum & Gardens includes the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens.

4560 Essen Lane

Place Type

Museums & Galleries, Outdoors

Upcoming Events

Herb Society of America, Baton Rouge Unit

Monthly meeting; 'Propagating Herbs from Cuttings' Debi O’Neill.

4/25 6:30pm
Children's Garden Festival

Topics include vegetable painting, composting, snakes, bees & butterflies, bird feeder stations, planting plants and more.

5/4 8:30am
Orchid Society of Baton Rouge

Monthly meeting.

5/15 7pm
Garden Fest

Local grown and produced foods and beverages, new Louisiana food products, taste testing in Trial Gardens, children's activities

6/15 8am
Orchid Society of Baton Rouge

Monthly meeting.

6/19 7pm

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