Phase 1C includes the Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms, opened in 2021. This 6,000 square foot building is the center of youth education in Phase 1 and complements the larger space provided by the Graeser Family Education Center. The Tree Allée will be filled with two dozen American Dream™ Swamp White Oak trees, benches, and a paved walkway. The Beargrass Creek Overlook will showcase a beautiful view of the creek and the wetlands beyond.

Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms

Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms

Phase 1 of the Gardens will focus on our mission, education. The Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms sit across the plaza from the Graeser Family Education Center. This 6,000 square foot complex includes the Learning Lab, Teaching Greenhouse, Courtyard and Horticulture Workshop. These teaching spaces provide space for students to work with plants, have access to virtual learning opportunities, and other hands-on learning challenges.

 

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