On Wednesday, November 2nd, Botanica was pleased to host a community breakfast at the Louisville Water Tower on River Road. The event was titled “An Urban Garden: Growing Louisville Green” and featured Daniel Stark, former Director of the American Public Garden Association. Mr. Stark spoke about the many benefits an urban botanical garden provides to the community. He also discussed many of the challenges and obstacles that must be addressed during the planning stages of such a project to ensure long-term success and viability.
Those in attendance at the breakfast also had the chance to learn about the progress of Botanica’s plans to reclaim the former Ohio Street dump and build a botanical garden and conservatory for Louisville. The proposed site for the gardens is located at the intersection of Frankfort Avenue and River Road, near the Heigold House facade.
We had a great turn out for the event! We filled the banquet hall at the Water Tower and we’re looking forward to hosting many similar events in the near future to help spread the word about Botanica and its mission to build a botanical garden and conservatory in Louisville.
Check out some of these photos from the event!