With summer break just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for fun outdoor excursions and enjoying the bounty of locally grown goodness our Louisiana climate offers. One such, not to miss, event is Garden Fest. Saturday, June 17th is Baton Rouge Garden Fest at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at the Burden Center on Essen at I-10. The Botanic Gardens are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Baton Rouge Garden Fest
Garden Fest is a family friendly festival in the middle of Baton Rouge, enjoy an early morning of omelets provided by the Louisiana Egg Commission, fresh Bloody Mary samples by Mason’s Grill, fun hayrides for kids and adults alike, educational programs, and it’s summer so… water slides! There will be vegetable tastings, plant advice, and answers to your burning plant questions. Taco de Paco, Ninja Snowballs, and City Gelato vendors will be present for lunch, snacks, and a refreshing dessert!
Baton Rouge Garden Fest Educational Programs:
9 AM Jean Pittman “Introduction to honey bees”
9:30 AM Dr. Chrissy Mogren “Good gardening practices for good bugs”
10 AM Tyler Carr “Guide to creating unique container gardens”
10:30 AM Dr. Yan Chen “Pollinator protection and neonicotinoids”
11 AM Dr. Kiki Fontenot “Backyard vegetable basics”
Tickets are $5 for ages 4 and up and free for ages 3 and below, we hope to see you there! Please come out, bring your swimsuits, and prepare for a fun Saturday in Baton Rouge.
WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
TICKETS: Purchase tickets online or at the event as well!