Match campaign

In memory of Mary Lee Duthie

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Phase 1

Opening in 2019

A campaign to raise $1 million

toward building the Graeser Family Education Center

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Speak for the Trees

Sponsor an American Beech in the Tree Allée

Sponsor an american beech

Relive the successes of 2017

with our first ever Annual Report

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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.


Community Tree Planting with TreesLouisville

Come out and help us plant the first 100 trees on the site of the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens! Thanks to a grant from the CSX Foundation, a collaboration with TreesLouisville Inc., …


Introducing Jamie Burghardt: WBG’s New Director of Horticulture and Education

Waterfront Botanical Gardens hires first Director of Horticulture and Education, Jamie Burghardt Waterfront Botanical Gardens is under construction with the first building to open in October 2019. Garden design and educational program …


Phase 1 Fundraising Progress

$8,400,000 raised toward $16,000,000 goal

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