By Martha Elson, Courier-Journal, September 8, 2014
Visitors to a proposed Waterfront Botanical Gardens at Frankfort Avenue and River Road would not only see ever-changing landscapes within the complex but also a new view of Louisville and the Big Four Bridge from an elevated walkway and overlook.
Other attractions could include a [...]
Over the past few weeks, our garden design process has gotten off to a fantastic start! I thought I’d share with you an update on how we’re progressing.
We recently completed two design sessions that helped the board and our Perkins+Will design team begin to shape the vision for the future garden’s Master [...]Continue Reading →
VIP Garden Party & Reception Fundraiser
Friday, September 5th from 6pm to 8pm
Tickets: $75. Purchase tickets online
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Tickets: $10 available at the door
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Thank you to all who came out to volunteer for the summer planing at the Founder’s Garden. Great job everyone!Continue Reading →
Thank you! We raised over $4,400 on May 6.
Give Local Louisville is a 24-hour Give Day on May 6 dedicated to increasing your impact with stretch dollars and prize money contributed from the Community Foundation of Louisville and its supporting sponsors: LG&E and KY Energy, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kentucky, and [...]Continue Reading →
Spring has brought us new things to see at the site! If you would like to join Pat and Valerie on one of the site documentation walks meet us at the Founder’s Garden at 10am Monday, April 29th. Future document walks will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
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Site Documentation Day 2
Botanist Pat Haragan and Botanica Board Member Valerie Smith
A few more things springing up at site for our documentation. More to come as spring moves in to or area in earnest.
Photos by: Valerie J. Smith
By Patricia Dalton Haragan
The concept of a herbarium took shape around 1530 when Luca Ghini, a professor of Botany at the University of Bologna and avid plant collector, discovered that when plants he collected from the field were dried under pressure and pasted on sheets of paper, they could be preserved in an economical [...]Continue Reading →
On March 10th, Botanist Pat Haragan and Botanica Board Member Valerie Smith began documenting the plants on the Waterfront Gardens site as they are in the site’s original condition. We will continue to document what we find the rest of the year for historical record of the site in its original state and to have [...]Continue Reading →
- Emil Graeser on Plan for botanical gardens is being cultivated
- Wayne Bennett on Garden Design Process Begins
- Sharon Grace on Botanica secures future garden site
- Duanna Taylor on Botanica to Host Grand Opening of the Founders’ Garden at the Heigold House
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