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In Bloom: Fall 2020

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In this issue: Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms Creating Connections WBG Welcomes Jeff Cummins and Duncan Cherry Connecting with Our Plants Bonsai: the horticultural art hobby Adventures at the Avish Cultivators: Connecting …


NOW OPEN! Beargrass Creek Pathway

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On Wednesday, Sep. 2, our long-awaited Beargrass Creek Pathway finally opened to the public. Area news crews were present for the unveiling and ribbon cutting. Check out the stories below:   Wave …




WBG Reopens to the Public on Weekends

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WLKY reports on the Gardens’ COVID-19 adjusted public hours and additional guidelines for visiting the gardens: wearing masks/appropriate face covering 6 ft social distancing 20 cars at a time As well as …


In Bloom: Spring 2020

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In this issue: 2019 Strategic Planning Process Ask Me! Garden Guides a Growing Group Construction Update: 2020 Will Be a Busy Year Japanese Garden and Bonsai: Building a Japanese Garden at WBG …


Virtual Music in the Gardens Concert, 5/14

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We are excited to kick-off our Music in the Gardens monthly series with the Derby City Dandies! This is the first of six concerts this summer, and while we’re sorry you can’t …



Japanese Garden Plans Unveiled

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Waterfront Botanical Gardens shows off plans for major project   Waterfront Botanical Gardens unveiled plans Tuesday, 3/10 for for a Japanese Garden. The project should break ground later this year.   Full …


In Bloom: Fall 2019

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In this issue: Opening Events Remembering Ellen Leslie Volunteer Update Capriccio Join the Legacy Society Just Scratching the Surface of What’s Under Our Feet View Newsletter