By Bob Hill

The best gardens will linger well past the lives of their creators, their presence constant and comforting reminders of the loved ones who planted them. They can also provide inspiration to give to the Louisville community for a future garden – to have $500,000 pledged in your name to help Botanica create […]

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$1.75 million raised for WBG

On October 11, 2015 By

We are very happy to share the news that we have raised over $1.75 million for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens!

As you may recall, Louisville Metro and Botanica agreed on a $1 purchase price for the 23-acre property. Part of the agreement includes achieving our final milestone: raising $2 million toward the creation of the garden. […]

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2015 Annual Meeting

On September 8, 2015 By

Join us for Botanica’s Annual Meeting and Speaker Program on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Our meeting will feature environmentalist and Louisville native, Ben Grumbles, Secretary of of the Environment for the state of Maryland.  Ben’s topic will be The Dirt on Soil, Water and Climate, with introduction by Ted Smith, Chief of Civic Innovation at Louisville Metro Government.

Saturday, October […]

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Boat trip on Beargrass Creek

On September 7, 2015 By

Join us for a boat trip on Beargrass Creek, hosted by Botanica, with tour guide David Wicks

Two Dates:
Sat, October 17, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 pm

Wed, October 21, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm

Refreshments served before departure
Trip begins and ends at the Louisville Community Boathouse, in Waterfront Park


Weds, October […]

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Waterfront Botanical Gardens (Short) from Thomas Johns on Vimeo.

An overview of Botanica and Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens project. Courier-Journal contributor Bob Hill shares in commenting on the initiative’s nature, direction and timeline with Botanica Program Development Director Kasey Maier and President Brian Voelker.

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Join us for an exciting speaker event: Curating  an Organic Rose Collection: 6 years at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Sarah Owens

Tuesday, June 23
6:00 pm refreshments, 7:00 pm speaker
Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Rd.
Includes tour of the garden

Sorry – this event is sold out

Members: Free.  
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We are thrilled to share news with you about the latest milestone we’ve achieved in our effort to build the Waterfront Botanical Gardens where Frankfort Avenue meets River Road.

We’ve recently agreed on a $1.00 purchase price for the 23-acre property that will become our future home. The price was formalized when Botanica and Metro […]

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Remembering Dot Wade

On March 2, 2015 By

We are deeply saddened by the death of Board member and long time supporter of Botanica, Dot Wade. Dot has been working toward the development of a botanical garden for 30 years.

When asked why she believed in this project, Dot said:

“We need places where children can learn about nature and interact […]

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