The Burden Horticulture Society (BHS) is a non-profit organization of people interested in participating in and supporting LSU AgCenter's Burden Center. The purpose of BHS is education, fund raising, and assisting in the promotion and development of the Burden Center.
Our educational programs include Project Learning Tree and monthly lectures; our promotional activities include art and music events, hayride tours, Arbor day, and a fun family weekend in the fall. The gardens and Trees and Trails are open to the public year round.
November 30, 2013 Deadline for entries for 2014 Brush with Burden Juried Art Competition.
Theme: The Nature and Culture of Louisiana.
All media welcomed.
Entry fee $15 per submission.
Paintings and 3-D
Juror: Billy Solitario, renown en plein aire artist
from New Orleans
Click here for Brush with Burden entry form and more information
New for 2014: Photographic Art Competition
Jurors: CC Lockwood, David Humphreys, and Beverly Coates
Click here for Photography entry form
Burden Horticultural Society will be a strategic partner in fulfilling the goals of the Burden Center Master Plan, including developing garden collections that reflect the heritage of south Louisiana and establishing focused gardens; greenhouses; and training and support facilities that will provide a complete horticultural education experience for the general public.
Barbara Quirk, Chair
Mary Jane Howell, Treasurer
Aline Creed, Secretary
Scott Courtright, Director
Ron Dunham, Director
Sherry Eubanks, Director
Judy Foil, Director
Kathryn Hessburg, Director
Leonard Kilgore, Director
Simone Kramer, Director
Kay Martin, Director
John McCarthy, Director
Doreen Maxcy, Director
Mitzi Miller, Director
Penny Miller, Director
Martha Rome, Director
Susan Severance, Director
Diana Wells, Director
Dr. Jeff Kuehny, Ex-Officiao Director
Annette Barton, Ex-Officiao Director
Dr. John Russin, Liaason to LSU AgCenter
Dr. Pat Hegwood