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February 2023

Chair Yoga

February 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 • Starting February 1 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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Laugh & Learn: Indigo Love Notes

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classroom $40 - WBG Members Only    Join interdisciplinary artist Tammy M. Burke and experience Shibori, an ancient dyeing process. Participants will leave with self-designed indigo-dyed bandanas perfect as a lovely wearable gift for yourself or your Valentine's sweetheart. Our Laugh and Learn series is an amazing perk of WBG Membership, and only available to members! Not a member? Join today so you don't miss out on this opportunity! Already a member?…

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SOLD OUT – Chair Rushing Workshop

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$75

SOLD OUT Saturday, February 11 • 10 am - 3 pm  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $75 | $60 WBG members  Maximum class size: 12 students Registration Deadline: February 3, 2023 Benefitting from small class size and individual teaching, learn how to install a rush seat in a chair or stool. Learn differences between rush and other seat weaving materials. Class is perfect whether or not you have your own chair since chairs or stools will be provided at nominal cost for anyone…

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Chair Yoga

February 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 • Starting February 1 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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Garden Storytime

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

Thursday, February 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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Pastel Playshop

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$75

Sunday, February 19 • 2 - 4 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $75 | $60 WBG members   As you step into this Pastel PlayShop, you are invited to carve out a creative space for a transformative journey of letting go, freedom to play with nature as you study floral arrangements and then play with chalk pastels to document their beauty. Students will sketch composition with Charcoal, Watercolor Pencil or Crayons. Finally, complete the work by layering on the pastels. All…

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Inspiring Historic Garden Designs 

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Tuesday, February 21 • 6 - 7 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $25 | $20 WBG members For centuries, certain garden designs and plant palettes evolved in various parts of the globe. Their looks developed out of necessity from climate and topography as well as cultural thoughts on the view of garden paradise. Gain insight and inspiration for making your own landscape more exciting by seeing how Islamic, English, Italian, French, Chinese and Japanese garden styles remain alluring and relevant even…

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Chair Yoga

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Chair Yoga Every Wednesday • Starting February 1 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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SOLD OUT – Raised Garden Beds: Care and Design 

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$36

SOLD OUT Thursday, February 23 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms  $36 | $30 WBG members Learn to design, structure, and maintain raised bed gardens this coming growing season. This class will be led by an expert in Horticulture from Edible Gardens Inc., Marlena Wolf. Her goal is to create more gardening retention by teaching others to grow productive and manageable edible gardens. In this session, you’ll explore various designs, chart out your space and garden shape, make…

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March 2023

Chair Yoga

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Chair Yoga Every Wednesday • Starting February 1 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 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Yoga Every other Wednesday • Starting March 1 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 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Thursday, March 2 • 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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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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Houseplant Still-life Workshop

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$45

Tuesday, March 21 • 6 - 8 pm  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $45 | $36 WBG members For this class, you can bring your favorite houseplant. Háloy will show you how to sketch your plant, and paint it using watercolor and gouache. You’ll leave with a beautiful 8x10” botanical painting. All supplies will be provided to create one masterpiece.  Instructor: Háloy Prevette   REGISTER HERE

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Chair Yoga

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Chair Yoga Every Wednesday • Starting February 1 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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SOLD OUT – Lovely Edible Flowers Workshop

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

SOLD OUT Tuesday, March 28 • 6 - 7 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $25 | $20 WBG members Become a culinary gardener! Learn which edible flowers to grow, their perfect growing season, flavor variations, and the tastiest recipes. Enjoy and be inspired by a chef-prepared hearty salad with edible flower garnishes. Instructor: Marlena Wolf, an expert in Horticulture from Edible Gardens Inc.  

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Chair Yoga

March 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Thursday, March 30 • 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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April 2023

First Sunday Fun Day: Recycling

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

Sunday, April 2 • 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

April 5 @ 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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Bento Box Demonstration

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, April 5 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classroms $25 | $20 WBG & JASK members Bento box meals are common in Japanese culture. Many Japanese pack their meals in bento boxes or buy a pre-made bento box meal. There are many ways to make a bento box fun and decorative. Participants will receive their own bento box and ingredients to create a bento box to eat in class or take home.      REGISTER HERE     In…

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Garden Highlights Walk and Talk

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, April 6 • 6 - 7:15 pm Waterfront Botanical Gardens $10 | $7.50 WBG members As Spring unfolds across the Gardens, enjoy a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a staff horticulturist. Find out more about the plants at the Gardens: from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pick and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from mid April to before Memorial Day.…

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Gardening Boot Camp for Beginners

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$60

3-week series; April 6, 13, and 20 • 6 - 8 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $55 | $44 WBG members Are you ready to start and maintain a garden? Let our horticulturists help you build your confidence through this three-session workshop that teaches gardening basics. Take the lessons from this boot camp and apply them to create a manageable, well-designed garden of your own. You will leave encouraged and prepared to apply your gardening and design skills during any season! Registration…

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Repotting Orchids Workshop

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, April 8 • 1 - 3 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $35 | $28 WBG members  Our popular orchid class is back! Become enchanted again 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 of orchids that have been bred by humans for generations. View several different flowering orchid plant types. Learn to…

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Chair Yoga

April 12 @ 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

April 12 @ 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

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Thursday, April 13 • 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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Earth Week: Transforming Trash Workshop

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Sunday, April 16 • 2 - 4 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $25 | $20 WBG members  Create your own one-of-a-kind vase using recycled milk jugs! Using acrylic paint, students will paint on recycled plastic almond milk jugs to transform them into beautiful, one of a kind vases to hold many future flower arrangements. Artistic freedom is encouraged so expect to explore your style during this unique program. Instructor: Rhonda Goodall is a painter, interior designer, and a corporate art consultant…

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Earth Week: Eco Leaf Printing Workshop

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$75

Tuesday, April 18 • 6 - 8 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $75 | $60 WBG members  Using home-collected leaves, students will make dramatic prints on bandanas to take home! Claire Krueger, a Louisville-based artist and your mentor throughout this experiment, will discuss her passion in eco printing, and how you can get started at home recycling your old clothing with natural dyes. Basic dying principles, PH color changes, and a bit of color theory will be explored in this 2-hour…

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Chair Yoga

April 19 @ 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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Earth Week: Beneficial Fungi in Veggie Gardens Workshop

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$45

Wednesday, April 19 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $45 | $36 WBG members  Katy Marshall and Rebecca Norton from Studio Spore will teach participants about the many benefits of using mushrooms in the garden.  Students will learn which fungi work well with different plants, how and why mushrooms improve the soil and increase production, and how to install a mushroom bed at home through a hands-on demonstration.  They will also cover how to properly identify your gourmet…

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Chair Yoga

April 26 @ 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

April 26 @ 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

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Thursday, April 27 • 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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Garden Highlights Walk and Talk

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, April 27 • 6 - 7:15 pm Waterfront Botanical Gardens $10 | $7.50 WBG members As Spring unfolds across the Gardens, enjoy a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a staff horticulturist. Find out more about the plants at the Gardens: from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pick and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from mid April to before Memorial Day.…

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May 2023

Chair Yoga

May 3 @ 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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First Sunday Fun Day: Seeds

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Sunday, May 7 • 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

May 10 @ 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

May 10 @ 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

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

Thursday, May 11 • 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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Birds and Butterflies: The Amazing World of Color

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Tuesday, May 16 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $35 | $28 WBG members Have you ever wanted to get great photos of the different birds or butterflies that live in your backyard or local park? Then join us for this lecture where photographer Mike Mathews will share some of his many tips and techniques for getting great photos with your camera.  He’ll show you how you can set up props for birds with a few simple steps and…

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Chair Yoga

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Chair Yoga Every Wednesday • Starting February 1 10 - 11 am $15 | $11 WBG members per each session Try a softer and gentler approach to mobility. Beginners, retirees, and those with limited flexibility are welcome. BYOM - bring your own mat (and water)! REGISTER HERE

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Bonsai at the Gardens

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, May 17 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $25 | $20 WBG members Join our Chief Horticulture and Education Officer, Jamie Burghardt, in exploring the plans for our future Bonsai Garden here at WBG. The concept and outline will be introduced, followed by a lecture by Russel Stevens, from Twisted Nature Bonsai. Russel will take a deep dive into the importance of this artform. Coniferous bonsai will be thoughtfully examined.   REGISTER HERE    

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Kentucky Tea Time 

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$45

Saturday, May 20 • 10:30 am - 12 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $45 | $36 WBG members Chef Hannah of Biscuit Belly is bringing the sauce (or rather, jam) to pair with a delightful spring inspired spread of scones PLUS a Build Your Own Mimosa bar. So, join us for a Kentucky Tea Time as we teach you how to incorporate homegrown herbs into your very own homemade jams and jellies. Featuring scones + homemade jams. Guests will have the…

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Chair Yoga

May 24 @ 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

May 24 @ 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

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Thursday, May 25 • 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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Garden Highlights Walk and Talk

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, May 25 • 6 - 7:15 pm Waterfront Botanical Gardens $10 | $7.50 WBG members As Spring unfolds across the Gardens, enjoy a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a staff horticulturist. Find out more about the plants at the Gardens: from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pick and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from mid April to before Memorial Day.…

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Building Confidence with Bird Watching

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday, May 27 • 8 - 10 am Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site $15 | $12 WBG members Enjoy the quiet peace of the Gardens and learn the basics of mindful birdwatching with identification, note-taking, and binocular use. Take home a birding guide and sketching notebook to practice your new skills!   REGISTER HERE    

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Summer Cutting Garden: Planting and Design

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Tuesday, May 30 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $35 | $28 WBG members  Students will get insider information on planting a flower garden for Summer fresh cut bouquets. Seeds, trays and soil included, along with tips on planning the layout of the garden and bouquets from the bounty! This lesson will be taught by Pure Pollen Flowers – a full-scale flower farming business featuring locally-grown and native flora.   REGISTER HERE

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Chair Yoga

May 31 @ 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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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, May 31 • 6 - 7:30 pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $25 | $20 WBG & JASK members Japanese calligraphy is an artistic method of writing the Japanese language. A calligraphy expert will introduce basic calligraphy materials and how to use them. You will learn how to write Japanese characters during a step-by-step lesson, surrounded by fresh cut flowers and views of the Gardens.     REGISTER HERE   In partnership with

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