Phase 1

Opening in 2019

A campaign to raise $1 million

toward building the Graeser Family Education Center

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The Excitement Continues...

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The Vision

The mission of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens is to develop experiences that promote appreciation and understanding of plants for a more harmonious and sustainable world. Our vision is to create a botanical garden and conservatory of extraordinary beauty that engages, enlightens, and inspires people about plants and nature.


Your financial support of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens project is critical at this early stage.



Join us today! You’ll support a great cause and get an inside view as we realize our vision of building Louisville’s botanical gardens.



Find out how you can join other members of our community as we roll up our sleeves to make the gardens a reality.


Monarch Waystations 101: Creating Your Garden Oasis for Monarch Butterflies

Come out for the first WBG event of 2018! This workshop is presented by Chris Padgett, a member of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Monarch Watch certified his garden as one of the …


Romancing the Plant, with Louisville Literary Arts

Join us (and our MC, the one and only Bob Hill!) for open mic readings of classic and contemporary writing that celebrates nature. This event will be hosted by Waterfront Botanical Gardens …


Phase 1 Fundraising Progress

$7,800,000 raised toward $10,000,000 goal

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