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January 2021

Recycling Nature: A Virtual Papermaking Workshop

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
$15

Saturday, January 16 10 - 11:15 am ZOOM virtual program $15, $12 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Roll up your virtual sleeves and follow along during this one-hour introductory papermaking workshop demonstration live from the papermaking studio at the University of Louisville. Rachel Singel, Associate Professor of Art at UofL, leads the way! Learn to create unique sheets of (Western-style) paper with moulds and deckles and a variety of fibers. She will discuss the…

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February 2021

Winter Garden Guide Training

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - March 1 @ 6:00 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

M. 2/22 and T. 2/23, via ZOOM, 4-6pm M. 3/1, evaluations at WBG main site, 5-6pm $10   The WBG Garden Guides are specialized volunteers who serve as an essential part of the daily operations of the botanical gardens during public visiting hours. They are dependable, committed individuals who are willing and able to help us educate and inspire our guests and ensure that they have a positive garden experience. THIS CLASS IS FOR NEW GARDEN GUIDES ONLY. CURRENT GUIDES SHOULD…

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March 2021

DIY Youth Workshops: Flower Bunting

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Saturday, Mar. 13 2-3pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 3pm. Use felt, fabric and buttons to create a simple flower bunting, just time for spring.   Register Here

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Second Sundays: Cue the Chlorophyll

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Cue the Chlorophyll March 14, 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required by the Friday ahead of the program.   In this program:  As…

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Basic Floral Arrangements on a Budget

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:10 am
$15

Saturday, March 20 10 - 11:15am Interactive Virtual Program (ZOOM link provided the day before class) $15, $11 WBG members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)\ Create gorgeous spring floral arrangements perfect to display for any upcoming celebrations or to simply bring some beauty in your home, all on a budget! During this virtual demonstration, gain an understanding of the basic elements of floral design, steps for arrangement execution, overall flower care, and general tips for success.…

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Garden Wake-Up and Getting to Work

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Tuesday, Mar. 23 7 - 8:30 pm Interactive Virtual Program (ZOOM link provided the day before class) $10  | $5 WBG members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Winter fades away in March and your garden soil and dormant plants begin to wake up. What tasks should you be doing? Time to get those fingernails dirty! Do you prune, throw down mulch, or till the soil now? What about annuals, perennials, shrubs, or trees? What about the…

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Sprouts Spring Break Camp

March 29 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 1:00 pm
$150

Mar. 29 – Apr. 2 9am-1pm Ages 5-10 $150, $125 WBG Members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Location: The Avish gardens and greenhouse in Harrods Creek, Prospect   This week of hands on-gardening activities and games will help foster skills & inspire your junior horticulturist.   These weeklong, half-day camps will include investigative garden activities, craft projects, outdoor movement/play, and opportunities to create lasting friendships.  All camps will take place at our satellite, living classroom: The Avish greenhouse…

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April 2021

SOLD OUT – The Wonderful World of Orchids

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, Apr. 10 10am-12pm Graeser Family Education Center - limited in-person enrollment available $35 | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Become enchanted with the dynamic orchid plant family – one of the largest of all on the planet. This introductory, in-person workshop presents basic lifeforms and biology of orchid plants, including flower anatomy, growth habit, and understanding the taxonomy and names of orchids that have been bred by humans for generations. View several…

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DIY Youth Programs: Rainboot Porch Planter

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Saturday, Apr. 10 2-3pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 3pm. Join us as we upcycle an old rain boot to become a cute porch planter with flowers.   Register Here

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Second Sundays: Whatever the Weather

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Whatever the Weather April 11, 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required by the Friday ahead of the program.   In this program:  April…

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Heart, Mind, Spirit Series: Tai Ji

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, Apr. 14 6:30-7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Waterfront Botanical Gardens kicks off the 2021 Wellness Program series with Tai Ji at the Gardens. Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai Ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser…

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Springtime Tips to Boost Your Fall and Winter Landscape

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$14

Thursday, Apr. 15 7 - 8:30pm Interactive ZOOM Workshop $14 | $9 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) We had a brutal winter – both weather-wise and socially. While the snow and ice blanketed your garden and you looked out the windows, did your garden look as pleasant and beautiful as it could? It’s easy to quickly make a garden to look terrific from April to June, but sadly the delights in a fall and winter…

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