Bring the family and enjoy a day in the gardens from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the LSU Agricultural Center Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane.

The cost is $10 per adult; $5, ages 4 to 20; free for children 3 and younger. Events will include sample omelets from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. prepared by Louisiana Culinary Institute and Louisiana Egg Commission, hayrides to Fresh Vegetable Taste Test Outstanding Tomato Contest from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., local gourmet dish samples prepared by the Louisiana Culinary Institute and LSU AgCenter nutritionists from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and children’s activities and water slide starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m.

There also will be hayrides to fruit and vegetable plots, All-America Selections and Children’s Gardens, LSU AgCenter Plant Diagnostic Clinic, horticulture organization booths, antique tractor display, and plant and produce sale.

For more information, visit or call (225) 763-3990.