Celebrate the 2023 Kentucky Derby at Waterfront Botanical Gardens, where we host a range of events devoted to enjoying Louisville’s favorite time of year.



Fascinator Affair 2023

April 13 @ 11:30 am

$75 per person
Graeser Family Education Center

Kicking off our Derby season events, the Fascinator Affair is a luncheon + fascinator fashion show courtesy of Ashley Russell and hosted by Jean West!

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SOLD OUT – Mint Juleps in the Gardens

April 17 @ 5:30 pm


$35 | $28 WBG Members & MM Ambassadors
Graeser Family Education Center
It’s Mint Julep season in the Bluegrass!
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Floral Necklaces and Boutonnières

May 3 @ 6:00 pm

$25 | $20 WBG Members
Leslie Botanical Classrooms
Join drag queen May O’Nays as she teaches you to make one-of-a-kind, wearable floral arrangements while enjoying refreshments.
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