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Friday Night Speaker Series: Abra Lee

February 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Speaker Series with Abra Lee 

Friday, February 11

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Graeser Family Education Center

$40 nonmembers | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)


Lift Ev’ry Voice!

Join as we discuss the historic and extraordinary horticultural legacy of some of our nation’s greatest agrarians, artists, writers, photographers, educators, and florists. This exciting cultural conversation will foster a deeper understanding of these vast contributions to the American landscape as well as some plants that inspired their gardens.

This lecture will take a deep dive into Kentucky’s plants along with an inclusive perspective on America’s horticulture history.


Abra Lee’s past positions in horticulture include being a Landscape Manager for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and as a horticulturalist at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Currently, she is a historian, lecturer, and freelance horticulture writer with a focus on researching and writing about Black American garden history. Her first book, Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers, will be published later this year.


Cocktail hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages available. Lecture follows including time for Q & A.


** Due to the ongoing pandemic, this program requires all attendees (regardless of vaccination status) to social distance and wear a face mask. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided. These guidelines may change per local Covid restrictions or CDC recommendations.




Backup/Snow Date: February 12, 2022

Refund Policy

Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. In this case, please notify KAT RIVERS at KRIVERS@WATERFRONTGARDENS.ORG or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend in your place. Multi-event series cannot be transferred. In the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.), we will attempt to reschedule the class or event. If there is no reschedule, the purchaser will be issued a full refund. Refunds are issued by check only.

Emergency Cancellation

In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event if possible.


February 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom
1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States