The LSU AgCenter will host a seasonal children’s garden activity at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Saturday, Feb. 20.

The program will focus on vegetable gardening and present information on which plants are native to America and which are not, said AgCenter fruit and vegetable specialist Kiki Fontenot.

“Kids will have an opportunity to come play in the soil and learn about gardening,” Fontenot said. “They will create vegetable characters and vegetable gardens.”

East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will participate in the program, which be held from 9-11 a.m. Youngsters will receive snacks and take-home garden crafts, Fontenot said.

The cost is $15, and an adult must accompany each child. To make a reservation, email Angie Wall at

Attendance will be limited to 15 for each session.

The Botanic Gardens at Burden is located at 4560 Essen Lane, off Interstate 10, in Baton Rouge.