Botanic Gardens
225-928-2270 Garden Center

Located within Independence Park

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to sundown daily
Admission: Free and open to the public

About the Botanic Gardens
Public gardens dedicated to horticultural education, recreation and nature studies are located in BREC's Independence Park. Special programming and hands-on gardening activities for children are offered to provide recreational activities that will build an appreciation of our southern environment.

The Botanic Gardens contain displays of blooming woody ornamental plants, perennials, annuals, ground covers and wetland plants. These include the Rose Garden, the Crape Myrtle Garden, Sensory Garden, Children's Forest and the Louisiana Iris Garden. Visitors can walk 1.8 miles of walking trails and fully experience the beauty of the Botanic Gardens.


Volunteers Wanted!
Volunteers maintain these gardens. Get involved and volunteer today; become a member of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens! Call 225-272-9200,581 or email for more information about the volunteer program.

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