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March 2023

Shrub Pruning Workshop

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday, March 4 • 10 - 11:15 am Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 | $12 WBG members  Late winter is the prime time to complete numerous pruning tasks in the landscape. Build your confidence in the task by gaining insight into the tools to have in your arsenal, learning how shrubs respond to pruning, and prioritizing what to prune in a shrub that appears to be a mess of twigs. Also, find out which flowering shrubs to prune now, and which…

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First Sunday Fun Day: Japan

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Sunday, March 5 • 12 – 2 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms FREE, no reservation required Ready for some free family fun? Children ages 5 – 12 and their grown-ups are invited to join us every first Sunday for nature-based learning and crafts in our beautiful gardens and classrooms. Join us rain or shine; no registration is required.

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Chair Yoga

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Chair Yoga Every Wednesday 10 - 11 a.m. $15 | $12 WBG members per each session Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also still supportive and beneficial. Build strength and confidence by joining any one or all of the sessions! Hosted every Wednesday. This program is geared toward beginners, retirees, and those with limited flexibility. BYOM - bring your own mat (and water)! REGISTER HERE

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Origami: Beginner Level

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, March 8 • 6 - 7 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms  $15 | $12 WBG members 18+ For our beginner origami class, we'll be making ohinasama dolls in celebration of the Japanese holiday "Hinamatsuri". Students will create simple emperor and empress dolls.  Presented in partnership with the Japan / America Society of Kentucky REGISTER HERE

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Origami: Intermediate Level

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, March 8 • 7 - 8 pm  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 | $12 WBG members   Celebrate the Japanese holiday, “Hinamatsuri,” by learning to make Ohinasama emperor and empress dolls with Japanese Cultural Specialist Yuriko! The intermediate class will cover more advanced versions of folding an emperor and empress dolls.   REGISTER HERE   Presented in partnership with 

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Early Spring Walking Meditation

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$55

4-week series; March 9, 16, 23, and 30 2 - 3 pm $55 | $44 WBG members Watch Spring unfold with Walking Meditation. Learn to enjoy the journey and practice mindful presence with every step. All are welcome. Ticket price covers registration to all four Thursday sessions. Instructor: Heidi Caballero - a retired prosecutor, experienced meditator and compassionate run coach. She sits on the Board at Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion and has studied meditation with His Holiness the Dalai…

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SOLD OUT – Starting a Pollinator Garden 

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

SOLD OUT Thursday, March 9 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 | $12 WBG members  Focus will be on some stunning perennials that come back year round to provide to our tiny pollinator friends. Learn their names, how to plant them, how to care for them and their pollinators, and where in your yard they’ll fit best. Taught by our Lead Horticulturist, Andrew Hagerty. 

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Chair Yoga

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Chair Yoga Every Wednesday • 10 - 11 a.m. $15 | $12 WBG members per each session Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also still supportive and beneficial. Build strength and confidence by joining any one or all of the sessions! Hosted every Wednesday. This program is geared toward beginners, retirees, and those with limited flexibility. BYOM - bring your own mat (and water)! REGISTER HERE

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Yoga

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Yoga Every other Wednesday • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $15 | $12 WBG members per each session Build strength and practice mindfulness with experienced, thoughtful teachers. All skill levels are welcome! BYOM - bring your own mat (and water)!   REGISTER HERE    

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Garden Storytime

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Thursday, March 16 • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms Gather round for storytime! Children ages 3-5 and their grown-up caregivers will love this inaugural early-learning program: Gardens Storytime. Two colorful stories and a nature-inspired activity help young friends build early reading, social-interactive and creative skills. This program is FREE for kids and caregivers, but registration is required. Find us at the Gardens, every other Thursday from January through May at 10 am–rain or shine!   REGISTER HERE

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Ikebana Workshop

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$75

Saturday, March 18 • 1 - 3 pm  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $75 | $60 WBG members  This two-hour demonstration and workshop introduces you to the mindful practice of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Instructor Brooke Pohl will guide the class as you create a basic arrangement to take home. You will leave with flowers, a kenzan, and a new container for your creation.   REGISTER HERE

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Mindfulness in Nature

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday • March 19 2 - 3 pm $15 | $12 WBG members This program will explore mindfulness as a practice to help you live in the present so you can more fully enjoy your life.  In the uncertainty of our times, mindfulness helps you find peace by being more aware of the surroundings. Discover how it may be used in everyday activities.  Enjoy some self-care and be introduced to beginning a mindfulness practice. Instructor: Nicole Bartlett founded the Louisville Salt…

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