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Inside the Baton Rouge Sensory Garden, a hidden gem that’s three decades in the making

There’s an oasis of mint, basil, sunflowers and even okra right in the middle of the city. The recently completed Baton Rouge Sensory Garden inside BREC’s Botanic Gardens at Independence Park feels miles away from the cars passing through the surrounding Goodwood neighborhood. The Sensory Garden has been a work in progress for around 30 years, and its transformation has continued since the Herb Society took it over about three…