The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is an expansive collection of specialty gardens, woodlands, wetlands and arboreta. Trees and Trails offers file miles of serene walking paths through the Burden Woods. The Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and All-America Selections Garden showcase the beauty of plants and flowers and provide educational experiences for gardeners of all ages. In all, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens consists of five specialty gardens, multiple, walking trails, a boardwalk over the Black Swamp and two event facilities

 There is more to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens than just green spaces. The facility plays an important role in the LSU AgCenter extension and research programs, which support the state’s nursery, landscape, and fruit and vegetable industries; wetlands and coastal restoration; and forestry industry. The Botanic Gardens also serve as an integral part of undergraduate and graduate education for the LSU College of Agriculture and numerous horticulture-related organizations.

Trial site manager:  Jeff Kuehny, Director & Professor of Horticulture; Wanda Ellis, Research Associate

Trial site contact:

Location of A.R.T.S.® site within property:  South side of the rose garden across the parking lot from the Ione E Burden Conference Center

Geographic region for A.R.T.S.® trial data purposes:  Cfa-Humid Subtropical Climate (see CLIMATE MAP)



4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge  LA  70809


Hours of Operation:

Open 7 Days a week during daylight hours except major holidays