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October 2021

SOLD OUT Spectacular Pumpkin Carving

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

SOLD OUT Monday, October 25 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classroom $30 nonmembers | $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Get into the spirit of the spooky season and learn from the best by carving a 7-10lb pumpkin while enjoying a hot beverage. Two Master Pumpkin Carvers from Louisville’s Jack O’Lantern Spectacular will be your teachers for the evening. Varying types of stencils will be used to help those that aren’t as artistically minded. Creativity encouraged!…

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Pilates at the Gardens

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Tuesday, October 26 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Learn the principles of Pilates movement during a 60 minute mat class that is appropriate for all levels. Enjoy the air conditioned space of the new Leslie Botanical Classroom while having a view of our gardens.   Instructor: Susan Bishop: Pilates Practitioner, Owner of Louisville Pilates Center Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor, Polestar Pilates International Comprehensive Graduate, Mentor and Host Studio for Polestar Education…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, October 28 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $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. Instructor: Yueling Zhang and Master Ding Wear comfortable, loose clothing that will not restrict your range…

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Yoga at the Gardens

October 29 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Friday, October 29 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $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 (and water!) 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.…

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DIY Studio Workshop: Sugar Skull Planter

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

October 29th 5 - 6pm Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms  $15 per participant Students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 60-minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Deadline to register is the Monday prior to the event. Sugar Skull Planter  Turn a simple skull into a haunting home for a house plant.   REGISTER HERE  

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Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Enjoyment

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Saturday, October 30 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $40 nonmembers | $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Forcing spring bulbs indoors can be a rewarding gardening activity year after year. Once the Holidays are over, we long for the first sights of spring. By tricking tulips, daffodils and other minor bulbs to perform as seasonal houseplants indoors allows a jump start of floral color and garden nurturing.   Each student creates and takes…

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November 2021

Mindfulness In Nature

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

Tuesday, November 2 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 non members | $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   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…

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Chair Yoga: Freedom Through Movement

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, November 3 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $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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BRING ‘EM BACK ALIVE! 50 YEARS OF PLANT HUNTING AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Wednesday November 3rd Cocktail Reception 5:30 pm Seated Dinner 6 pm Presentation 7-8:15 pm Guest Speaker: Panayoti Kelaidis Director of Outreach & Senior Curator Denver Botanic Gardens The dynamic gardener and plant explorer Panayoti Kelaidis is a pillar of Denver Botanic Gardens and American West and High Plains horticulture. What does a contemporary plant hunter experience and find? Hear and see highlights of Panayoti's expeditions during his tenure: from Mexico in search of yellow phlox in the 1970s to the many trips…

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SOLD OUT Repotting Orchids

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

SOLD OUT 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…

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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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Pilates at the Gardens

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Tuesday, November 9 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Learn the principles of Pilates movement during a 60 minute mat class that is appropriate for all levels. Enjoy the air conditioned space of the new Leslie Botanical Classroom while having a view of our gardens. Instructor: Susan Bishop: Pilates Practitioner, Owner of Louisville Pilates Center BYOM - bring your own mat (and water!)   REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although…

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Vegetable Garden Planning and Preparation

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, November 11 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   2022 is right around the corner, and we’re here to help you plan for the next growing season! Avish Horticulturist, Chelsea Hicks, walks you through the steps of site selection and planning. This class familiarizes you with the seasonal crops in our region, cultivating vegetables, and the details of succession planting. Her experience is in planning and prepping…

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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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Second Sundays: Lovely Leaves

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

November 14 1p - 2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children in grades K-2 and their grown-ups are invited to the Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required. In this program: Lovely Leaves You and your learner will…

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Japanese Cooking Class

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Wednesday, November 17 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $30 nonmembers | $25 WBG & JASK members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Ages 16+   Taste traditional dishes from Japan here at the Gardens. In this cooking demo, you’ll leave with a better understanding of the unique taste of umami, one of the five basic tastes essential in Japanese cuisine. Umami translates to mean "essence of deliciousness." Menu and food demonstration notes will be supplied for…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, November 18 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $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.   Instructor: Yueling Zhang and Master Ding Wear comfortable, loose clothing that will not restrict…

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DIY Studio Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

November 19th 5 - 6pm Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms  $15 per participant Students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 60-minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Deadline to register is the Monday prior to the event. Thanksgiving Centerpiece  Show your gratitude with the gift of fall flowers for your family gathering. REGISTER HERE

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Pilates at the Gardens

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Tuesday, November 23 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Learn the principles of Pilates movement during a 60 minute mat class that is appropriate for all levels. Enjoy the air conditioned space of the new Leslie Botanical Classroom while having a view of our gardens. Instructor: Susan Bishop: Pilates Practitioner, Owner of Louisville Pilates Center Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor, Polestar Pilates International Comprehensive Graduate, Mentor and Host Studio for Polestar Education  BYOM -…

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Wreath Embellishing Workshop

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$50

Tuesday, November 30 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $50 nonmember | $40 WBG members (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 lux, colorful, and textured composition to adorn the front door. Symmetry, unity and balance is emphasized as you “build-up” and embellish the wreath to look lush, dynamic, and rich. Colorful berry sprigs, broadleaf…

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December 2021

GARDENS AGLIMMER 12/1 – 12/30

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - December 30 @ 5:00 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FOR ALL DATES ON 10/25 (If you are registered for our email newsletter, you will receive the link in your email that morning!)   Join us for the third-annual Gardens Aglimmer, a self-guided walking experience among our illuminated outdoor gardens. Enjoy a sparkling winter wonderland of swans, snowflakes, deer, Moravian stars, oversized flowers, light bursts, candles, and a multicolor tunnel of lights. Wander the new Beargrass Creek Pathway under icicle arches and a…

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Holiday Tiny Bites

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, December 4 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $35 nonmembers | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Ages 16+   Chef Helene Trager-Kusman prepares seasonally delicious tiny bites for a fun, fresh way to celebrate the holidays this year! You'll learn how to make (and then taste) goat cheese-stuffed dates, squash-apple soup shooters, (local) lamb meatballs with tahini sauce, PLUS pumpkin pie balls (with graham cracker crumbles).   REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although we…

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Japanese Gift Wrapping

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

Monday, December 6 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $25 nonmembers | $20 WBG and JASK members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Furoshiki are Japanese wrapping cloths traditionally used to wrap, transport, and protect goods. Learn how to create a more personalized gift by wrapping it in a thoughtful, careful way. Students will also learn how to wrap with a single piece of paper and single piece of tape.  Supplies include one furoshiki from Japan and some wrapping…

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Pilates at the Gardens

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

Tuesday, December 7 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Learn the principles of Pilates movement during a 60 minute mat class that is appropriate for all levels. Enjoy the air conditioned space of the new Leslie Botanical Classroom while having a view of our gardens.   Instructor: Susan Bishop: Pilates Practitioner, Owner of Louisville Pilates Center BYOM - bring your own mat (and water!) REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although…

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Blooms ‘n Brushes

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$65

Saturday, December 11 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $65 nonmembers | $50 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   In this watercolor class, you’ll learn new techniques, refresh your vocabulary, and develop your skills through practice with winter subjects. Students will celebrate the colors and shapes of plants during winter through bundles of dried flowers, seed pods, and interesting sticks. Each student will work with their own bundle. Some prior experience with watercolor is advised before taking this class.…

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Second Sundays: Holiday Plants

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

December 12 1p - 2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children in grades K-2 and their grown-ups are invited to the Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required. In this program: Holiday Plants ‘Tis the season for holly,…

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Mindfulness in Nature

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Tuesday, December 14 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   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…

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DIY Studio Workshop: Ornament Terrarium

December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

December 17th 4 - 5pm Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms  $15 per participant Students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 60-minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Deadline to register is the Monday prior to the event.   Ornament Terrarium Combine natural and artificial materials to create a holly jolly decoration. REGISTER HERE

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