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July 2019

A Clementsville Tasting – SOLD OUT

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$30

A Clementsville Tasting Friday, July 26 5 - 7 pm The Avish Estate, driving directions and any other details to follow via email TWO DAYS days prior to the event $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) With roots from south-central Kentucky, Steve Clements will delight you with several delicious classic southern favorites in appetizer form. Steve will showcase a Clementsville tasting experience using items from the Avish kitchen garden as well as those of his farmer friends. At this time…

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Site Hard Hat Tours

July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Join us for a tour of the construction of the Graeser Family Education Center and get an update on the project. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly for the weather. It is windier on the site than at street level. In case of downpour, tours will be rescheduled. You will receive an email reminder the day before your tour. Available dates: 2018 Th, Nov. 8 > 4-5pm F, Nov. 16 > 8:30-9:30am T, Nov. 27 > 4-5pm, FULL  M,…

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August 2019

Kentucky Fare with Israeli Flair – SOLD OUT

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$30

Sunday, August 4 4 - 6 pm The Avish Estate $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Join chef Mat Shalenko as he blends traditional Israeli flavors with traditional Kentucky fare using some fresh veggies and herbs from the summer kitchen gardens at The Avish. Enjoy wines from Israel and a stroll among the edible garden and flower beds while relishing in various appetizers. Mat will also conduct a food demonstration showcasing procedure and presentation of one of…

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Site Hard Hat Tours

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Join us for a tour of the construction of the Graeser Family Education Center and get an update on the project. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly for the weather. It is windier on the site than at street level. In case of downpour, tours will be rescheduled. You will receive an email reminder the day before your tour. Available dates: 2018 Th, Nov. 8 > 4-5pm F, Nov. 16 > 8:30-9:30am T, Nov. 27 > 4-5pm, FULL  M,…

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Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours – SOLD OUT

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Join us for a canoe tour of Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with tour guide David Wicks. Please dress for outdoor activity. Bring water. Low difficulty level. Tours suitable for ages 10 and up. You will receive a reminder email TWO DAYS BEFORE your excursion, outlining important details. In case of inclement weather, we will send a cancellation email and make every effort to reschedule for another date. Cancellations will also be posted here on the official…

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Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours – SOLD OUT

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Join us for a canoe tour of Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with tour guide David Wicks. Please dress for outdoor activity. Bring water. Low difficulty level. Tours suitable for ages 10 and up. You will receive a reminder email TWO DAYS BEFORE your excursion, outlining important details. In case of inclement weather, we will send a cancellation email and make every effort to reschedule for another date. Cancellations will also be posted here on the official…

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Yoga and Herbal Tea

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$15

Saturday, August 17 9 - 10:30 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Instructor: Leigh Anne Albrechta Join us for an hour on any of three early summer mornings for yoga among the plants as the sun climbs in the sky. Yoga practice is geared to all levels. Following each yoga session, enjoy a natural refreshment in the gardens at The Avish to continue your day.   Register here Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration…

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September 2019

Newfields: A Place for Nature and the Arts

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Newfields, 4000 N Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
$155

Motor Coach Day-Trip to Indianapolis Friday, September 6 8:30 am to 7:45 pm $155 per person, $140 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Newfields is the 152-acre cultural campus that includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Garden, Lilly House and the Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. We will spend a full day (11 am to 5 pm) exploring the art galleries and the outdoor grounds, gardens and historic buildings. Among the art exhibitions to see include the LED…

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Smartphon-ography

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, September 8 2 - 3:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)) In this lecture style class, students will explore the camera features of smartphones, whether Android or iPhone.  Taking control of your camera will allow more creativity and anticipated outcome of the images. We will address subjects of controlling shutter speed, white balance, and ISO so the photographer can move beyond always shooting from their phone in “auto” mode.  Instructor:…

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Smartphone Photo-in-the-Garden

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$25

Sunday, September 8 5 - 7 pm The Avish Estate $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) For those wishing to try some of their newly learned techniques in the afternoon Smartphon-ograpy lecture, the kitchen gardens and landscapes of The Avish estate will be open for a hands-on workshop with Patrick Pfister.  This will allow the exploration of a beautiful property that is robust with many types of plants, rolling landscape, and wildlife while gaining confidence with making spectacular photos…

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Plein Air Paint-Out

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25

Saturday, September 21 9 am - 4 pm The Avish Estate $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Work en plein air at The Avish estate! Choose a scene to paint outdoors across its privately owned 23 acres of rolling lawns, woodlands and formal gardens. Enjoy the vistas and fresh air as you observe the landscape and practice your plein air painting in the changing light and temperatures of a late summer’s day. Free parking, refrigerator/microwave and restrooms…

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Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours – SOLD OUT

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Join us for a canoe tour of Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with tour guide David Wicks. Please dress for outdoor activity. Bring water. Low difficulty level. Tours suitable for ages 10 and up. You will receive a reminder email TWO DAYS BEFORE your excursion, outlining important details. In case of inclement weather, we will send a cancellation email and make every effort to reschedule for another date. Cancellations will also be posted here on the official…

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Flowers in the Air: Monarchs in Mexico

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, September 25 2 - 3:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Join us for a first-hand account by a regional pollinator and plant expert of her two recent travels to the butterfly reserves of central Mexico’s Sierra Madres. This presentation showcases her photography and videos of the natural migration and overwintering phenomena of our imperiled monarch. She will share insight on the recent trends on the healthy, safety and most recent…

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The Three R’s of Container Gardening

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Plant Kingdom, 4101 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
$30

Thursday, Sept. 26. (rain date Oct. 3) 6 - 7:30 pm The Plant Kingdom 4101 Westport Rd, 40207 (Parking lot and street parking) $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Revive, revamp and reinvigorate your summer container gardens for a spectacular display through the fall and winter holidays. The Plant Kingdom team will demonstrate how to combine perennial flowers, shrubs, seasonally appropriate annuals, and cut greens for easy and beautiful container gardens even in the winter. This workshop is held outdoors…

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Gardens, Flora, and Flights of Fancy

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Friday, September 27 7:30 - 9 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $40, $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)) In this lecture-style presentation, look at the visuals and compositions of gardens, nature, and other delights. Gain insight into the perspective of the photographer through the camera lens and get a peek at portraits and travel. Instructor: John Nation After registering, you will receive a reminder email with further information TWO DAYS prior to the event. Register Here Refund Policy…

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Sunrise Photo Shoot Workshops

September 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
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One event on September 29, 2019 at 7:00 am

$35

Saturday, September 28 or Sunday, September 29 7 - 9:30am $35, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER) Join John Nation for an opportunity to shoot photos in the private gardens at the Avish Estate in Prospect. Sunrise to mid-morning offers excellent lighting for photography. Focus your eye or camera lens on large landscape vistas, architecture, individual plants and insects, and more. Workshop held rain or shine. Limited to 16 registrants. Instructor: John Nation Register Here for 9/28 Register Here for…

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Sunrise Photo Shoot Workshops

September 29 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
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One event on September 29, 2019 at 7:00 am

$35

Saturday, September 28 or Sunday, September 29 7 - 9:30am $35, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER) Join John Nation for an opportunity to shoot photos in the private gardens at the Avish Estate in Prospect. Sunrise to mid-morning offers excellent lighting for photography. Focus your eye or camera lens on large landscape vistas, architecture, individual plants and insects, and more. Workshop held rain or shine. Limited to 16 registrants. Instructor: John Nation Register Here for 9/28 Register Here for…

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October 2019

Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours – SOLD OUT

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Join us for a canoe tour of Beargrass Creek and its tributary into the Ohio River, with tour guide David Wicks. Please dress for outdoor activity. Bring water. Low difficulty level. Tours suitable for ages 10 and up. You will receive a reminder email TWO DAYS BEFORE your excursion, outlining important details. In case of inclement weather, we will send a cancellation email and make every effort to reschedule for another date. Cancellations will also be posted here on the official…

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