Wine & Roses: A Remote Raffle Affair

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Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is a green oasis which promotes the importance of plants and their environment to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of our community and visitors.  The Gardens are fast becoming one of the most popular outdoor destinations for families and children in our region.

The Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens promote the further development of the Gardens master plan through friendship making and fund raising.  Wine and Roses, the Friends elegant, annual gala held in the beautiful Rose Garden takes on a new form this year, an extravagant remote raffle affair. The Friends have curated a collection of 20 differently themed baskets that are overflowing with something for everyone. Along with the curated items, each basket contains wine glasses, wine, prosecco and a bouquet of roses.  The raffle ends and tickets are drawn for each basket at 1:00 PM on November 23, 2020.

Don't miss this opportunity to win items that are uniquely from the Gardens at Burden!

HERE IS HOW YOU ENTER:
1. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and sit back in your favorite chair.
2. Grab your smartphone, tablet or computer.
3. Scroll through all of the amazing baskets. Click on the photo of the basket to enlarge it.  NOTE: Don't forget to look at all 20! Each basket is unique for a wide variety of interests!
4. Make a list of the baskets that you love.
5. Fill out the "Enter Now" section at the bottom of this page.
6. Indicate the prize number you are entering for with the number of tickets for each prize.  E.g. Prize 5 - 2 tickets; Prize 13 - 3 tickets


Hint: The more you buy, the more affordable the tickets become and the greater your chance at winning!!

Proceeds support the building of the new Burden Museum & Gardens Welcome Center designed by  EskewDumezRipple Architecture & Design Firm.

Thank you to our supporters!
Gerard and Selma Ruth
Acadian Frame & Art
Purple and Gold
Randy Roussell
Kathleen Mears
Missy Jones
Lorice Say
Kitty Hessburg Weimerr
Judy Foil


1) Art Collector's Dream: Don Wright Oil Painting
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From the art collection of Gerard and Selma Ruth
"Rooster's Paradise" (1981), signed Don Wright original acrylic on canvas,  framed 35 x 30 in.
Don Wright was one of Steele Burden's favorite local artists.  While the theme of Wright's subjects varied, he is well known for rural farm scenes that include a proud rooster.

"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel 

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



2) Art Collector's Dream: Collette P. Heldner Oil Painting
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From the art collection of Gerard and Selma Ruth
"Swamp Idyl", signed Collette P Heldner original oil on canvas, framed 24 x 20 in.
Collette was one of the most flamboyant members of the bohemian art colony in the French Quarter. After the passing of her artist husband Knut Heldner, Collette became well known for her colorful Louisiana swamp scenes.

"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel 

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



3) Art Collector's Dream: Robert Rucker Watercolor Painting
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From the art collection of Gerard and Selma Ruth
"Farmstead", signed Robert Rucker original watercolor,  framed 23 x 27 in.
Rucker is well known for oil paintings of steamboats on the Mississippi River.  This painting is a rare watercolor exemplifying his ability to combine realism and impressionism.

"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel 

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



4) Art Collector's Dream: Rodrigue and Roses
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From the art collection of Gerard and Selma Ruth
"Morning Glories Blonde" (1989), signed George Rodrigue serigraph, framed 40 x 30 in.
This painting of a beautiful blonde on a morning glory swing is the center piece of triptych by Rodrigue, which captures the artist’s distinctive style through its scale, striking color and skillful composition.

"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel 

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



5) LSU AgCenter Poinsettia Basket
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Ten Poinsettias, choice plants grown by LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens delivered to your home 

40" Christmas Bauble Swag by Jeanne Leblanc

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



6) Christmas with Clegg's
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1 Clegg's Christmas Tree in stand (6 to 8')
1,000 White Christmas Lights

2 Clegg's Holiday Plants

40" Christmas Bauble Swag by Jeanne Leblanc

Christmas Cocktail Napkins
2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



7) Art Collector's Dream: Beth Watson Pen and Ink Drawing
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From the art collection of Gerard and Selma Ruth
"Wilson Bridge Barn in St. Helena Parish" (1991), signed Beth Watson pen and ink, framed 23 x 25 in.
Ms. Watson was best known for her China painting. This is a rare pencil and ink depicting a barn in St. Helena Parish where she traveled often to gain inspiration for her nature and rural-themed artwork.

"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel 

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



8) Best of Burden Basket
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Hayride Tour & Lunch for 6 at Burden Museum & Gardens with Director Dr. Jeff Kuehny

Burden Satsumas (2 bags per week during season)

Insulated Coffee Mugs

Buttered Rum Candle 

VonShef Blanket

Community Coffee 
        Breakfast Blend
        Cafe Special Decaf

Decorative Paper Cocktail Coasters 

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



9) Culinary Creator Basket
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Louisiana Culinary Institute cooking class (2 participants)

Red Stick Spice Gift Card

Seasonal Produce Pass, handpicked produce from the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Burden Honey from the bees at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Herb Society of America, Baton Rouge Unit - 1-Year Membership

Kitchen Necessities
     Cheese Board
     Kitchen Notepad w/Spatula
     Ceramic Kitchen Canisters

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



 10) Home Garden Face-lift Basket
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Garden Design Consultation by the fabulous landscape architect Wanda Imahara of Imahara's Landscape Company

The Southern Living Garden Book

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden - 1-Year membership

Caravan doormat  (21 x 34 in)

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



11) Family Photography Basket: Featuring Kaela Rodehorst
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Family Mini-Session with Kaela Rodehorst Photography

Single-Session Photography Pass for the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Painted Bamboo Picture Frame from Queen Bee

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



12) Get Your Family Gardening
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No-Tools-Needed Raised-Garden Bracket Set

Garden Assessment with Dr. Jeff Kuehny

Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden (1-Year Family Membership)

Beginner Gardening Tools

Kid's Flower Growing Kit

Cactus Plant - Stapelia gigantea

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



13) Sucker for Succulents Basket
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Succulent Strawberry Pot by East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardener Plant Makers

Choice Potted Succulents by East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardener Plant Makers

6" Canvas Decorative Pot from Baton Rouge Succulent Co.
3" Ceramic Decorative Pot from Baton Rouge Succulent Co.
Miniature Succulent Garden Tools from Baton Rouge Succulent Co.

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



14) Guided Birding at Burden Basket
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Private Birding at Burden Excursion with Dr. Luke Laborde, great for all skill levels!

Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card

Hontry Binoculars

"Sibley's Birding Basics" by David Allen Sibley

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



15) Bleed Purple and Gold Basket
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National Championship Football signed by LSU Football Head Coach Ed Orgeron

Baseball signed by LSU Baseball Head Coach Paul Mainieri
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Alumni Hall Gift Card

"Burreaux" Football Jersey (size S)

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



16) Picnic in Windrush Gardens
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Historic Windrush Gardens - two free passes to explore the gardens

Business & Pleasure Travel Cooler

Cotton Picnic Blanket

Maxwell's Gift Card to create your ultimate picnic pack

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



17) Garden Wellness Featuring Grace Yoga
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Forest Bathing at Burden Session for 2 Participants with Arborist Scott Courtright

Teatery Gift Card

Yoga Classes (3) at Grace Yoga

Adiago Tropical and Summer Teas

Wellness Candle

Travelers Essentials
     Grace Yoga Peppermint Room Spray
     Addison & Gates Pillow Mist
     Chloe Perfume Travel Kit
     Castelbel Body Soap

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



18) Book Lover's Basket
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"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

"Color Me Floral" by Kiana Underwood

"Under the Stately Oaks" by Thomas Ruffin

"Nature of the Forest" by Baxter Parent

Herb Society of America, Baton Rouge Unit - 1-year Membership

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens - 1-Year membership

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



19) Art Lover's Basket: Featuring Original Painting by G C Stewart & 3 Signed Prints
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From the art collection of Gerard and Selma Ruth
"Dogwood Lane", signed GC Stewart original oil on canvas,  framed 27.5 x 39.5in.
Grover Cleveland Stewart is well known for oil paintings of landscapes and his detailed depiction of nature.

Burny Myrick Print -  "Natchez Mississippi" (1980), signed Burny Myrick 319/985, 23.5 x 32 in.

Burny Myrick Print - "Before the Fair" (1973), signed Burny Myrick 208/985, 20.75 x 37 in.

Don Wright Print - "Louisiana Landscape" (1983), signed Don Wright 341/1,000, 24.75 x 30 in.

Isaac Mizrahi Vase - world-renowned fashion designer draws upon his artistic talents for home decor

Anthropologie Volcano Candle

"Alluvial" featuring photography by Randy Roussel

"The Cajuns of George Rodrigue" featuring paintings by George Rodrigue

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team



20) Tropical Plant Paradise Basket
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Baton Rouge Orchid Society - 1-Year Membership

Unique Tropical Plants grown and selected by Tyler Carr, curator of the Tropical Garden.  

2 Wine Glasses 
1 Bottle of Sean Minor Chardonnay
1 Bottle of Enrico Prosecco

Custom Rose Bouquet made by the Wine and Roses Design Team

The Prizes

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