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August 2021

Chair Yoga: Freedom Through Movement

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classroom $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility.   BYOM - bring your own…

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Members-Only Member Mornings

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

Thursday August 5th 8:00 am - 10:00 am Free to members WBG is hosting a new members-only event, Member Mornings! In August and September, members can enjoy early mornings with a cup of coffee and a stroll through the gardens to start their day. Reservations will include breakfast pastries and coffee Coffee for the series is being generously provided by Heine Bros.  The link to register for the August events went out to WBG members via email on FRIDAY, JULY 23,…

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Pilates Movement High and Low

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, August 5 10:30-11:30am  Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members each session (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   (Flex class 30 or 60 minutes) You choose! This class is divided up into two harmonious sections. The first 30 minutes can be a warm-up for the Mat class or it can be a stand-alone class. 30 minutes *standing (or chair) We begin by exploring the importance of breath as an integral part of overall body functioning and…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, August 5 6:30-7:30pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for Tai Ji at the Gardens! Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in…

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SOLD OUT Artistic Succulent Driftwood Planter

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

SOLD OUT Tuesday, August 10 6:30 - 8:00 pm Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG $40, $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Build a beautiful living succulent planting on driftwood to be displayed proudly in any part of your home. Sue Massey, an experienced succulent grower, will walk you through the basics on the plants as well as care. She’ll pepper tips and tricks so you leave feeling comfortable with this plant and your new creation.…

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SOLD OUT Music in the Gardens – Brooks Ritter

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Thursday, Aug. 12 WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave 7pm (doors at 6pm) $35, $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Join us for a live performance in the Gardens, featuring the musical stylings of Brooks Ritter. Refreshments will be provided by LUPO Pizza. Event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be transferred to another guest.

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Yoga at the Gardens

August 13 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Friday, August 13 7:30 - 8:30 am Leslie Botanical Classrooms  $15, $10 WBG members each session (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with Leigh Anne Albrechta at the Botanical Gardens for a morning yoga session. Class is geared toward all levels. BYOM - bring your own mat! REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another…

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Recycling Nature: Papermaking Workshop

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Louisville, 2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292 United States
$35

Saturday, August 14 9am - 12pm Grawemeyer Hall at the University of Louisville  $35 | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Roll up your sleeves for this introductory papermaking workshop where you will create unique sheets of (Western-style) paper with moulds and deckles and a variety of fibers. The history of papermaking and its contemporary uses as an art-making material will be discussed. Be prepared to have fun and make sheets of paper that can be used for…

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Pilates: Love Your Back! (By Strengthening Your Core…)

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, August 18 6:30 - 7:30pm  Graeser Family Education Center $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) 60 minutes of Mat Pilates that is accessible to all levels. Using the Polestar Principles of Movement; Breathing, Axial Elongation and Core Control, Spine Articulation, Organization of Head Neck and Shoulders, Weight Bearing and Alignment of Extremities and Movement Integration. Learn how we can use the same exercises to challenge beginners thru advanced…

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SOLD OUT August Members-Only Sunset Sips

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Thursday, August 19 7-9pm $20   This summer WBG is hosting Sunset Sips, a members-only event! From May-September, enjoy an after-hours walk through the gardens as the sun goes down. We’re offering food and drinks from local sponsors, plus an opportunity to learn more about local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and more.   In August, we’re featuring: Mayan Cafe plus wine and spirits   The link to register will go out to WBG members via email on MONDAY, MAY 3 at 9am, so…

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Yoga at the Gardens

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Friday, August 20 8-9am Graeser Family Education Center $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with Leigh Anne Albrechta at the botanical gardens for a morning yoga session. Class is geared toward all levels. BYOM - bring your own mat! Register Here Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. In this…

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Yoga at the Avish

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$15

Saturday, August 21 8:00-9:00 am $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Join Leigh Anne Albrechta for yoga among the plants as the sun climbs in the sky. Yoga practice is geared toward all levels. BYOM - bring your own mat! Participants will receive and email with the Avish address and any other instructions the day before class. REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the…

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Ikebana

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$145

Saturday, August 21 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Graeser Family Education Center $145, $120 WBG and JASK members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Ikebana is a Japanese floral art form rooted in ancient tradition.  Practicing it reconnects us to an appreciation of nature's gifts and allows your creativity to blossom. This 6-hour, hands-on workshop introduces you to ikebana's basic forms as well as concepts behind "free style" expression. You will create arrangements with Brooke Pohl as your guide and have the benefit…

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SOLD OUT Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour (Special Full Moon Paddle!)

August 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

SOLD OUT Saturday, August 21 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Registrants will meet at the Louisville Community Boathouse next to UofL Rowing, 1325 River Road, 40206 $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Partake in a moonlit canoe tour of Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with our guide David Wicks. Paddle along with David as he discusses the local biome and Louisville's waterway history. Dr. Wicks is board chair of River City Paddle Sports with a home at…

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Blooms ‘N Brushes

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$80

Tuesday, August 24 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $80 nonmembers, $60 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   This is an intermediate watercolor class.  Our artist, Dean Christensen, will teach you new techniques, refresh your vocabulary, and help develop your skills through this watercolor class.  The subject will be summer flowers in bloom. Some prior experience with watercolor is advised before taking this class. Creativity will be encouraged! Each attendee will receive an apron they can…

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Members-Only Member Mornings

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

Thursday August 26th 8:00 am – 10:00 am Free to members WBG is hosting a new members-only event, Member Mornings! In August and September, members can enjoy early mornings with a cup of coffee and a stroll through the gardens to start their day. Reservations will include breakfast pastries and coffee Coffee for the series is being generously provided by Heine Bros.  The link to register for the August events went out to WBG members via email on FRIDAY, JULY 23,…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, August 26 6:30-7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for Tai Ji at the Gardens! Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors…

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North America’s Native Orchids

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Saturday, August 28 10am-12pm Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG $20 | $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   How many orchid species can be found in the U.S? How can we protect them? Our instructor, Jim Burnett, is back to answer these questions and more in a class focused on temperate orchid species in North America. In addition, there will be a detailed discussion focused on cultivation of terrestrial orchids.   With this in-person class you…

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September 2021

SOLD OUT Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

SOLD OUT Thursday, September 2 9am-12pm Registrants will meet at the Louisville Community Boathouse next to UofL Rowing, 1325 River Road, 40206 $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Hop in a canoe and tour Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with our guide David Wicks. Paddle along with David as he discusses the local biome and Louisville's waterway history. Dr. Wicks is board chair of River City Paddle Sports with a home at the community boathouse in…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, September 2 6:30-7:30pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for Tai Ji at the Gardens! Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in…

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Yoga at the Gardens

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Yoga at the Gardens Friday, September 3 7:30-8:30 am Graeser Family Education Center $15 / $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with Leigh Anne Albrechta at the Botanical Gardens for a morning yoga session. Class is geared toward all levels. BYOM - bring your own mat! REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can…

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Flower Photography Seminar

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Saturday, September 8 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $40 nonmembers | $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Have you ever wanted to take better photos of the flowers in your garden, or maybe right here at Waterfront Botanical Gardens? Then this seminar is for you. Come join professional nature photographer Mike Matthews as he shows you different ways to capture beautiful images of flowers and turn them into artistic masterpieces. Some of the topics he…

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SOLD OUT – Music in the Gardens – The Baroque and Broadway, feat. Emily Yocum Black and John Austin Clark

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Thursday, Sep. 9 WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave 7pm (doors at 6pm) $35, $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Join us for a live performance in the Gardens, featuring the musical stylings of The Baroque and Broadway (featuring Emily Yocum Black and John Austin Clark). Refreshments will be provided by LUPO Pizza. Event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be transferred…

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Members-Only Member Mornings

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

Thursday September 16th 8:00 am – 10:00 am Free to members WBG is hosting a new members-only event, Member Mornings! In August and September, members can enjoy early mornings with a cup of coffee and a stroll through the gardens to start their day. Reservations will include breakfast pastries and coffee Coffee for the series is being generously provided by Heine Bros.  ***The link to register for the September dates will drop on Monday, August 16th, so keep an eye out***…

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SOLD OUT September Members-Only Sunset Sips

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Thursday, September 16 7-9pm $20   This summer WBG is hosting Sunset Sips, a members-only event! From May-September, enjoy an after-hours walk through the gardens as the sun goes down. We’re offering food and drinks from local sponsors, plus an opportunity to learn more about local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and more.   In September, we’re featuring: Cultured Cheese + Charcuterie and West Sixth Brewing   The link to register will go out to WBG members via email on MONDAY, MAY 10 at…

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Yoga at the Gardens

September 17 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Yoga Friday, September 17 7:30-8:30 am Graeser Family Education Center $15 / $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with Leigh Anne Albrechta at the Botanical Gardens for a morning yoga session. Class is geared toward all levels. BYOM - bring your own mat! REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to…

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The Art of Bonsai: Temperate Plants

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twisted Nature Bonsai, 7209 Greenlawn Rd
Louisville, KY 40222 United States
$120

Saturday, September 18 9am - 12pm Offsite Class at Twisted Nature Bonsai $120 | $100 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   This 3-hour program will provide a comprehensive overview of the art, as well as horticultural techniques to help you become successful at growing bonsai and plants in general. All participants will receive a pre-bonsai tree and instruction. Temperate plants will be used for this class. They like to live outdoors year-round. Learn to wire…

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SOLD OUT Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

SOLD OUT Saturday, September 18 9am-12pm Registrants will meet at the Louisville Community Boathouse next to UofL Rowing, 1325 River Road, 40206 $15 / $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Hop in a canoe and tour Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with our guide David Wicks. Paddle along with David as he discusses the local biome and Louisville's waterway history. Dr. Wicks is board chair of River City Paddle Sports with a home at the community…

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Woods of the Trees of Africa and Australia

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, September 19 2 - 4pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 | $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Let's explore the trees in Africa and Australia! During this lecture, Janice Staugas will go back to the basics with you. She'll explore the question, "What is a tree?". Learn their lifecycle, uses, and significance. The discussion will evolve into an exploration of rainforests and grasslands. Experience Australia's and Africa's ecosystem through their trees. Appreciate the beauty of…

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Culinary Series: Mindful Living in the Garden

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$35

Culinary Series: Mindful Living in the Garden Saturday, September 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am Avish Estate $35 / $30 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join yoga teacher and healthy foodie Helene Kusman for a morning of mindful living in the gardens. Begin your day with a guided meditation followed by a chat on inviting mindfulness into your day to day life. You’ll experience a sense of groundedness tuning into the peaceful surroundings while…

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Members-Only Member Mornings

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

Thursday September 30th 8:00 am – 10:00 am Free to members WBG is hosting a new members-only event, Member Mornings! In August and September, members can enjoy early mornings with a cup of coffee and a stroll through the gardens to start their day. Reservations will include breakfast pastries and coffee Coffee for the series is being generously provided by Heine Bros.  ***The link to register for the September dates will drop on Monday, August 16th, so keep an eye out***…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, September 30 6:30-7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for Tai Ji at the Gardens! Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors…

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October 2021

SOLD OUT – Music in the Gardens – Small Time Napoleon

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Thursday, Oct. 14 WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave 7pm (doors at 6pm) $35, $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Join us for a live performance in the Gardens, featuring the musical stylings of Small Time Napoleon. Refreshments will be provided by LUPO Pizza. Event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be transferred to another guest. RESERVE YOUR SPOTS

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Autumnal Air Tree Tour

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204 United States
$20

Saturday, October 23 10:30am - 12pm Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, 40204 $20 | $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   The majestic trees at Louisville’s famous Cave Hill Cemetery begin to put on their fall color.  The Cemetery’s horticulturist and arborist lead you through the historic avenues among the solemn graves on an open-air wagon as they share the legacy and unique characteristics of many of our region’s most lauded trees, right at the seasonal peak of…

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November 2021

Repotting Orchids

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, November 6 10am -12pm Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG $35 | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   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 and names of orchids that have been bred by humans…

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Woods of the Central and South American Rainforest

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

***RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 11*** Sunday, November 7th 2 - 4pm Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Let's explore some trees and their woods from Central and South America! During this lecture, Janice Staugas revisits the basics of trees with you. She'll explore the question, "What is a tree?" Learn the life cycle, uses, significance and more of tropical American tree wood. The discussion will evolve into an exploration of rainforests. Experience…

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Autumnal Air Tree Tour

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204 United States
$20

Saturday, November 13 10:30am - 12pm Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, 40204 $20 | $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   The majestic trees at Louisville’s famous Cave Hill Cemetery begin to put on their fall color.  The Cemetery’s horticulturist and arborist lead you through the historic avenues among the solemn graves on an open-air wagon as they share the legacy and unique characteristics of many of our region’s most lauded trees, right at the seasonal peak of their…

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