2021 Reflections in the Garden

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 12 2021 (new date) “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 13, 2021 (new date) “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

2021 Events supported by Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

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 15-16
Green Stick Workshop, July 17 | 10 a.m. – Noon 
Byzantine Icon Workshop, August 9 – 13 | 8 a.m. –5 p.m.
Corn MazeOctober 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 | 10a.m.-5p.m. 
Wine and Roses Rambler, November 7 | Noon –3 p.m.
Poinsettia Sale, November 27 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Or contact the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at 225-763-3990