Explore, discover, and enrich your life through adult education opportunities with Waterfront Botanical Gardens.

Whether you’re trying a new hobby or digging deeper into plants and nature, we welcome you and hope to provide ways to keep you learning no matter your age and ability. Take what you learned with us and apply it to some aspect of your daily life.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ team strives to educate, inspire, and enhance appreciation of the relationship between plant life and a healthy environment.

From our staff and local experts to regional cultural partners from across Louisville and Kentuckiana, we are excited to share knowledge and enthusiasm.

Adult classes and workshops have a focus in the areas of:

  • Horticulture and Gardening
  • Art and Design
  • Science and Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Nature Photography
  • City and Waterway History
  • Distance Tours/Trips

Throughout the year, during two semesters of education programs, the Gardens offers lectures, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and specialty learn-and-socialize events. Our adult offerings require advance registration and are open to both WBG members and the general public. The majority of in-person learning opportunities will take place at the Graeser Family Education Center, with occasional workshops and culinary demonstrations at our satellite facility at The Avish Estate.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, WBG utilizes a mix of in-person lectures as well as virtual presentations to best serve the varying needs of students. Following the Commonwealth of Kentucky guidelines, we limit our class sizes and require social distancing and the use of non-surgical face masks for all in-person programs we host.


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See the list of upcoming adult education events on our Event Calendar:

Adult Education Calendar