United States of America, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge
Rural Life Museum (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
"The Rural Life Museum tells the story of rural Louisiana history. Located on the Burden Research Plantation, a 450 acre agricultural research experiment station, the museum spreads over five acres of a plantation. Adjacent to the museum are the Burden house and garden. The five acres of garden embrace the visitor and invites them down winding paths and through large open areas.The semiformal garden is filled with representative varieties of crepe myrtle, azaleas, camellias and other plants used in nineteenth century gardens.
Persons associated with the property include: Steele Burden (gardener, designer); Ione Burden (gardener, designer); and W. Pike Burden (former owner).
Materials relating to the public gardens at the Louisiana State University's Rural Life Museum, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The folder includes a slide list, brochures, and a description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Clare Billett. The gardens are noted for horticultural, floricultural, agronomic, wildlife and landscape design research.
Garden has been featured in Joyce Yeldell LeBlanc,The Pelican Guide to Gardens of Louisiana (Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Pub. Co., 1974)