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Baton Rouge Garden Club Records

Identifier: brfa044

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of scrapbooks (some in very poor condition), yearbooks, and several miscellaneous folders.


  • 1932-2013


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access. Only members can remove items for loan.

Biographical / Historical

Organized in 1929 to stimulate the interest and love of gardening among the women in the City of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas; to encourage civic beautification and protection of native flora; to conduct educational programs. To acquire all necessary buildings and appurtenances to further the ends of this corporation and to generally do and perform all things necessary or proper to achieve the ends hereinabove set forth. (Taken from the by-laws). The Baton Rouge Garden Club owns and manages the Baton Rouge Garden Center located in the BREC Botanical Gardens at Independence Park in Baton Rouge, La.


1 box

12 scrapbooks

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Physical Location

BRS R12 8.6-8.7

Custodial History

Collection donated by Sally Daigle February 22, 2018.

Related Materials

East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardeners Association (sc_004) Baton Rouge Green Records (brfa034) Beautification Commission Papers Sherwood Forest Garden Club (brfa027)

Related Materials at LSU

Abstract: Summary: The records comprise nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, programs, award ribbons, and other materials, for the years 1938-1941, 1952-1963, 1969-1971, and 1981-1983. Additional materials pertain to flower shows, awards, and study groups. A typescript of the club's history from 1929-1989, compiled by Beulah E. Bates, is included.


Baton Rouge Garden Club, Inc., Records, Mss. 4191, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La. The Baton Rouge Garden Club was organized in 1928 by members of the Baton Rouge Civic Association. During the last sixty years, it has sponsored numerous flower shows, lectures, and courses in flower arranging and gardening, as well as several civic beautification projects.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Eastin on 2/23/18.

Baton Rouge Garden Club Records
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Repository Details

Part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Repository

7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806 USA