Loading Events

← Back to Events

Waterfront Botanical Gardens

September 2019

Site Hard Hat Tours

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on August 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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

One event on September 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on September 24, 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,…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Gardens, Flora, and Flights of Fancy with John Nation

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…

Find out more »

Sunrise Photo Shoot Workshops

September 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Sunrise Photo Shoot Workshops

September 29 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

October 2019

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Friday, October 4, 9-10am Join us as we celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the long-awaited Graeser Family Education Center, the first building of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. This special event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but please plan ahead! Parking is extremely limited. We recommend carpooling, TARC routes 15 or 31, biking, walking, or using the trolley shuttle from the field adjacent to Hadley Pottery and the Yellow parking lot on Waterfront Park next to the U…

Find out more »

Pollinator View near Education Center. Hi-Res image.

Beer and Music in the Gardens

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Friday, October 4, 7-11pm Join us on the Graeser Family Education Center plaza for an evening of live music, featuring performances by Tyler Lance Walker Gill and James Lindsey. Food and local beers from Against the Grain, Mile Wide, and Apocalypse will be available for purchase. Pets are not permitted at this event. Limited spots available. (You will not receive physical tickets)   Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 (WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Register Here  …

Find out more »

Night of a Thousand Flowers

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$300

Saturday, October 5, 6-9:00pm   Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the opening of Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ first building, The Graeser Family Education Center. Gala Guests will enjoy a seated dinner by Farm to Fork Catering, cocktails, live music by the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, and complimentary admission to the Garden After Party. Garden After Party Guests will enjoy cocktails, desserts, and live music by Carly Johnson. Limited tickets available   Register Here   Sponsored by: Commonwealth Bank & Trust…

Find out more »

Night of a Thousand Flowers – AFTER PARTY – with Carly Johnson

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - October 6 @ 12:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$100

Saturday, October 5, 9pm-midnight Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the opening of Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ first building, The Graeser Family Education Center.  After Party Guests will enjoy cocktails, desserts, and live music by Carly Johnson. Limited tickets available   Register Here   Sponsored by: Commonwealth Bank & Trust Genscape Dean Dorton Bisig Impact Group Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Elizabeth Chandler at echandler@waterfrontgardens.org.

Find out more »

Yoga in the Gardens

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, Oct. 6, 10-11:30am Non-members: $15, WBG Members: $10 (WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with some yoga in the gardens! Join Leigh Anne Albrechta and fellow participants for an all-level flow in the new Graeser Family Education Center, with views of the surrounding gardens. Bring your own mat!   Register Here

Find out more »

Speaker Series Luncheon: Jon Carloftis, Gardens of Kentucky

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Monday, October 7, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Gardens of Kentucky: Before and After" After 30 years using Kentucky as his canvas, Jon has assembled the BEST before and after pics that really show how he’s created some fantastic gardens. From the hardscape to the plantings, Jon will leave you delighted, inspired, and…

Find out more »

Speaker Series Luncheon: Steve Bloom, The Allure of Japanese Gardens

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Tuesday, October 8, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features:   "The Allure of Japanese Gardens: Japan's Greatest Gift to the World" Explore the many facets of Japanese gardens. These living works of art are often not understood by many Americans who visit -- from their spiritual and social purposes and origins. The Japanese garden's practical…

Find out more »

Speaker Series Luncheon: Tom Owen, The Pointe’s Past: Ohio Street Neighborhood to Today’s Botanical Gardens

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features:   "The Pointe's Past: the Ohio Street Neighborhood to today's Botanical Gardens" From the layout and geography and usage of the Pointe in the 19th century, to contemporary development in Butchertown, learn more about Beargrass Creek and the people and stories of the Ohio Street neighborhood…

Find out more »

Speaker Series Luncheon: Tavia Cathcart Brown, Winged Landscapes – Birds, Butterflies, and Insects

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Thursday, October 10, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Winged Landscapes - Birds, Butterflies, and Insects" The Winged Garden encompasses all of the flying creatures that find their ways into our garden landscapes — from the widely known bees, songbirds, and butterflies to the more forgotten flies, beetles, and even nocturnal bats. All part of…

Find out more »

Speaker Series Luncheon: Joan Calder, Airplanes in the Garden – A Lesson from the Gardener

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Friday, October 11, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Airplanes in the Garden - A Lesson from the Gardener" Joan will share her passion for monarch butterflies and a burning desire to educate and excite children and adults about these wonders of nature. You'll also see footage of when Joan visits a school to share…

Find out more »

reGeneration Fair and LVA Plein Air Paint Out

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Saturday, October 12, 2-5pm FREE, $10 suggested donation   Join us on the plaza of the Graeser Family Education Center for our annual, free, family-friendly environmental fair and Louisville Visual Art Plein Air Paint Out. This fair features food, drinks, music, activities for kids, and more. Stick around immediately after from 5-7pm for our first-ever Bug Ball!

Find out more »

Bug Ball

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Saturday, October 12, 5-7pm FREE for kids 12 and under (bug costumes STRONGLY encouraged) $10 per adult, $10 per family (pay at the door)   Join us in the Graeser Family Education Center for our first-ever Bug Ball for kids! There will be bug-themed snacks and entertainment, along with music and dancing. So make a BEE-LINE to this fun celebration and help us close out our grand opening week of festivities!

Find out more »

Tabletop Garlands

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Tuesday, October 22 2 - 4 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) As the days shorten and more time is spent entertaining indoors, learn how to create tabletop garlands that display seasonal flowers, harvest fruits and evergreens. Changing components of the garlands will extend the festive floral touch, allowing you to celebrate autumn as well as touches of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and eventually Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year. Instructor: David Williams, Magnolia's…

Find out more »

November 2019

Autumnal Air Tree Tour at Cave Hill

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204 United States
$25

Friday, November 1 2 - 4:30 pm Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, 40204 $25, $20 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, hopefully at the seasonal peak of their…

Find out more »

Intro to Growing Orchids

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Sunday, November 10 2 - 4 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) With literally thousands of orchids from which to choose to grow, learn more about which orchids best match your growing abilities and conditions in your home. Discover the tips to proper lighting, watering and fertilizing to make orchids prosper. Bring your questions so you can gain confidence in your orchid-growing passion or pique your curiosities. Instructor: Kentucky Orchid Society…

Find out more »

Holiday Wreath Embellishment Workshop, Session A

November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$50

Session A Saturday, November 23 1:30 - 3:00 pm Avish Estate Greenhouse  $50, $40 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) By using a basic fresh Frasier fir wreath as the starting point, learn how to add vibrant greens or dried materials to create a balanced, colorful, and textured composition to adorn the front door. Symmetry is emphasized as you “build-up” and embellish the wreath to look lush, dynamic, and rich. Colorful berry sprigs, broadleaf evergreens, dried grass plumes, and different evergreen…

Find out more »

December 2019

Holiday Wreath Embellishment Workshop, Session B

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$50

Session B Tuesday, December 3 10 - 11:30 am Avish Estate Greenhouse  $50, $40 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) By using a basic fresh Frasier fir wreath as the starting point, learn how to add vibrant greens or dried materials to create a balanced, colorful, and textured composition to adorn the front door. Symmetry is emphasized as you “build-up” and embellish the wreath to look lush, dynamic, and rich. Colorful berry sprigs, broadleaf evergreens, dried grass plumes, and different evergreen needle…

Find out more »

+ Export Events