Phase 1

Opening in 2019

A campaign to raise $1 million

toward building the Graeser Family Education Center

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Relive the successes of 2017

with our first ever Annual Report

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Leave your mark

Purchase a brick in the new Beargrass Creek Pathway

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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.


The Prelude: Urban Garden Party

Please join us for libations and a farm-to-table supper at our annual fundraiser, The Prelude: Urban Garden Party, this year set directly on Frankfort Ave – where city meets garden. Featuring performances …


Vince Dooley: The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach

As seen in Garden and Gun, join us for a lunch, talk, and self-guided garden tour at Lincliffe, featuring former University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, with an introduction and Q&A …


Phase 1 Fundraising Progress

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

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