Plant Survey: March 10, 2014

On March 10, 2014 By Brian

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 [...]

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Botanica is participating in Give Local Louisville on May 6. For one day only, every dollar donated will be augmented through stretch dollars contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville and its supporting sponsors LG&E, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Churchill Downs and other national partners.

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Botanica has selected design firm Perkins+Will to lead the master planning process for the future botanical gardens.  Their work will create the visual design of the landscape, gardens, architecture and other aspects of the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ design.

If you look at their past work, you can get a clear sense of [...]

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Read Sheldon Shafer’s article in the Courier-Journal:

Design firm selected to develop master plan for Waterfront Botanical Gardens

A consulting design team, Perkins+Will, has been selected to lay out a master plan for the gardens by Botanica Inc., a local non-profit group dedicated to promoting the understanding of plants and gardening as well [...]

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“Frost Bite” by Bob Hill

On January 27, 2014 By Kasey

This year’s Polar Fleece Winter could be damaging to plants that are borderline hardy in the Louisville area, but the important thing to remember is that it’s way too soon to tell. The good news is that our plants are much more susceptible to damage in the Spring or Fall due to strong temperature fluctuation. [...]

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Watch video of the Annual Meeting

On December 1, 2013 By Brian

If you weren’t able to join us for Botanica’s Annual Meeting, and you wondered what you missed – you’re in luck!  We’ve posted the video from that night’s speakers.

At the beginning of the video, President Brian Voelker celebrates the successes of 2013 and looks ahead at what’s next for Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens project.


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Thanks to all who attended the member event at Locust Grove featuring Dr. Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Please join us for this year’s annual member event featuring Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, environmentalist and botanist.

Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30-8 pm

(Cocktails 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Speaker 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

Locust Grove Historic Home

561 Blankenbaker Lane

Louisville, KY 40207

Event is FREE for Botanica members: $10 [...]

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