The Burden Horticulture Society (BHS) is a non-profit organization of people interested in participating in and supporting LSU AgCenter's Botanic Gardens at Burden, located at 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge, 70809. 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.
Click here to see a map of Burden Museum and Gardens
Click here to see a map of the Master Plan for the future.
Every Saturday in October
* Oct 3 (10 am - 6 pm), Corn Maze Festival: navigate the Maze, pet farm animals, paint a pumpkin, shoot water balloons using a giant sling shot, climb the hay mountain, and enjoy a hay ride and plenty of corn-dogs and popcorn.
* Oct 10,17 & 24 (10 am - 6 pm) Corn Maze Saturdays: navigate the Maze, climb the huge hay mountain, shoot tennis balls using the giant sling shots, and enjoy popcorn, drinks, and a hay ride.
* Oct 31 (10 am - 9 pm), Corn and Night Maze with Bonfire: navigate the Maze, pet farm animals, shoot targets with giant sling shots, hayride and hay mountain, and family evening bonfire with s'mores and music.
|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.||In concert with the Burden Center Master Plan, the mission of BHS is to enhance and promote the Burden Center and its serene environment for the benefit of the public through educational programs, fundraising, and volunteerism.|