The Beauregarden

Some facts:

  •  Dedicated May, 2009
  •  Joint project of First United Methodist Church and the Beauregard Town Civic Assn.
  •  Planted on land donated to FUMC by Bob Pettit, Sr. in honor of his mother, Margaret Brandon Pettit
  •  A five-member steering committee led initial effort; now an eight-person Garden Committee will keep garden on track, send out regular newsletters, organize “garden party” work days, social events, community outreach
  •  24 raised beds, each 4x12 feet, all organic materials. No chemicals used as fertilizer or as herbicides/pesticides
  •  “Plotholders” pay a fee each growing season to farm their plots. All are encouraged to give a portion of their harvest to charity
  •  Charities which have received garden produce include: BR Food Bank, Connections for Life, HOPE Ministries, and the WCRC (Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center)
  •  Plotholders have included church members, residents of neighborhood, 2 LSU classes (an English composition class and an organic gardening class) and a Girl Scout troop (Troop 290)
  •  Plans for garden’s expansion include a seating area, herb gardens (hopefully a garden of herbs mentioned in the Bible), a “good Samaritan” help-yourself patch, and a living fence made of espaliered fig trees.
  •  The Beauregarden plans to join forces with the South Garden Project in Old South Baton Rouge to bring the joy of community gardening to neighborhoods in the Highland Road corridor


Contact info:

Brian Goad, President, Beauregard Town Civic Association



Thomas Parker, gardener



Rev. Susie Thomas, First United Methodist Church, church liaison



Connie DeLeo, administrator