DUE TO COVID-19, ALL EVENTS ARE ON HOLD – POSTPONED, CANCELLED OR BEING RE-IMAGINED.
REFLECTIONS LECTURES WILL BE ONLINE AND RECORDED. CLICK HERE FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS. BE SURE TO CHECK THE HORTICULTURE/GARDENING GROUP.
Reflections in the Garden is a monthly “lunch and learn” series presented by Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. The lectures are usually held the first Monday of the month at noon at the Botanic Gardens. Admission is $10 per person (free for Friends members).
Everyone is welcome!
January 4, 2021 “Margaret Stones and the Native Flora of Louisiana” Speaker: Randy Harelson
February 1, 2021 “Parterre Gardens” Speaker: Anna Timmerman, Assistant Extension Agent for Jefferson Parish, LSU AgCenter
March 2, 2021 “Briarwood Nature Preserve, the gardens of Caroline Dormon”, Speaker: Richard Johnson, Steward of the Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve
April 5, 2021 “The Gardening Legacy of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath” Speaker: F. Todd Lasseigne, Executive Director, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
May 3, 2021 “Bee Experience with Honey Tasting: Introduction to Beekeeping Pollination for your Garden and the Taste of Honey”, Speaker: Kevin Langley and a tour of Burden Pollinator Garden following
June 7, 2021 “Enrique Alferez work in New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Garden”, Speaker: Paul Soniat, Director of Botanical Garden at City Park
July 5, 2021 “The Challenges and Rewards to doing Conservation along a Highly Dynamic (Ephemeral) Coast” Speaker: Seth Blitch, Director of Coastal and Marine Conservation, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana
August 2, 2021 “A Pollinator’s Moon Garden” Speaker: Tammany Baumgarten, Owner of Baumgardens Landscape and Design New Orleans, LA
September 6, 2021 “History and Flora of the Louisiana Arboretum”, Speaker: Kim Hollier, Curator of Louisiana State Arboretum located in Chicot State Park
October 4, 2021 Master Plan for Burden Museum & Gardens: Envisioning the Future, Speaker: Suzanne Turner and Associates and Fall Hayride Tour of Burden Grounds immediately following presentation
November 8, 2021 ”Fantastical Poinsettias”, Speakers: Elena Fennell co-owner of Clegg’s Nursery and Wanda Ellis, Research Associate LSU AgCenter
December 6, 2021 “Creating Herbal Holiday Gifts”, Speakers: Cynthia Nobles, Cookbook editor for LSU Press and Melinda Winans, Teacher and a founding member of Baton Rouge Chapter of Herb Society
Arbor Day, January 23
Camellia Sale, February 20 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Green Stick Workshop, February 20 | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Byzantine Icon Workshop, February 22 – 26 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Herb Day, February 27 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Master Gardener Plant Sale, March 27
National Public Gardens Week, May
Wine and Roses,TBA
Corn Maze, October
Poinsettia Sale, November
For additional information, visit our website: www.LSUAgCenter.com/BotanicGardens.
Or contact the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at 225-763-3990