Local garden club visits Windrush Gardens

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Strolling though the winding paths with docent Barbara Swain were (first row) Ruby West, Margie Leclere, Marie Estopinal, Weezie Cashat; (second row) Barbara Schaeffer, Pat Stone, Sandy Cusick, Saundra Robert; (third) Theresa Neckameyer, Sue Devall, Sherry Brisco, Sue Dupuis, Millie Matherne; (fourth) Jean Linn, Eileen Weber, Gloria Kyler.

Members of the Pelican Point-Greens Garden Club recently enjoyed a beautiful spring afternoon visiting Windrush Gardens in Baton Rouge. Windrush, designed by Ollie Steele Burden who donated the land to LSU, is now part of the Burden Museum and Gardens, along with the LSU Rural Life Museum and LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. The semiformal garden features flowering shrubs and trees native to Louisiana, but also uses form and texture of plants to create a lush landscape. Mature oaks, pines and magnolias tower over the gardens, increasing the sense of enclosure and tranquility.