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May 2021

SOLD OUT Music in the Gardens – The Jesse Lees with Otis Junior

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

Wednesday, May 12 7pm (doors at 6pm) Waterfront Botanical Gardens - 1435 Frankfort Ave, 40206 $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 Jesse Lees with Otis Junior. Refreshments provided by LUPO Pizza. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. No refunds issued. Reserved…

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Heart, Mind, Spirit Series: Yoga at the Avish

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
$15

Saturday, May 15 8:30 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 an 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…

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Heart, Mind, Spirit Series: Tai Ji

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, May 19 6:30-7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) 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 the Gardens with views out of the…

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SOLD OUT – May Members-Only Sunset Sips

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

Thursday, May 20 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 May, we’re featuring: Cultured Cheese + Charcuterie and West Sixth Brewing Social distancing required at all times (indoors and out). Masks requested indoors. Reservations include tastings and drinks. Event…

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Heart, Mind, Spirit Series: Yoga at the Gardens

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Friday, May 21 9am Graeser Family Education Center $15 non-members, $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 student. Please…

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Heart, Mind, Spirit Series: Meditation

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Friday, May 21 10am Graeser Family Education Center $10 non-members, $5 WBG members each session (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Join instructor Nicole Bartlett at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue for a morning meditation session. 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. Please notify KAT RIVERS at KRIVERS@WATERFRONTGARDENS.ORG or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend…

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Introduction to Bromeliads

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, May 26 7 - 8:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Bromeliads are native to the New World and range in interesting forms from Spanish moss to the tasty pineapple. Learn the major genus-group names, the similarities and differences among them for sunlight needs, the need for potting mix, divisions, fertilizing, and their water or humidity requirements. Enjoy a pineapple upside-down mocktail as you familiarize yourself with the…

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Heart, Mind, Spirit Series: Mindfulness in Nature at the Avish

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

Tuesday, May 27 7pm Waterfront Botanical Gardens $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Join Mindfulness Mentor Janet Hagerty from the WBG’s satellite location at the Avish Estate to explore mindfulness as a practice to help you live in the present so you can more fully enjoy your life. Janet Hagerty has practiced mindfulness and meditation for five years and is a Mindfulness Mentor at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center.  She recently completed a…

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June 2021

Pruning During the Growing Season

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$20

Saturday, June 5 8 - 10am The Avish (directions supplied to registrants) $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Brush up on your pruning skills and confidence in this hybrid lecture, demo, and workshop. Many discuss pruning in late winter when leaves are absent, but what happens when pruning or deadheading is needed during the growing season? Are there shrubs or trees you shouldn’t prune in summer and fall? Learn about the best tools, where to…

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SOLD OUT Music in the Gardens – Kiana & the Sun Kings

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBG Site, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Thursday, June 10 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 Kiana & the Sun Kings Refreshments will be provided by LUPO Pizza. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be…

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SOLD OUT – June Members-Only Sunset Sips

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Thursday, June 17 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 June, we’re featuring: Foko Louisville and Saltwater Woody   Social distancing required at all times (indoors and out). Masks requested indoors. Reservations include tastings and drinks. Event is rain…

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July 2021

SOLD OUT Music in the Gardens – Bridge 19

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

Thursday, July 8 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 Bridge 19. Refreshments will be provided by LUPO Pizza. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be transferred to another guest. Reserve…

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Sprouts Camp – Celebrate the Seasons!

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 1:00 pm
$150

July 12-16 9am - 1pm Ages 5-10 $150, $125 WBG Members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Location: The Avish gardens and greenhouse in Harrods Creek, Prospect Ever had a snowball fight in the summer? Or watched the leaves fall in June? Join us as we investigate why we have seasonal change in Kentucky and discovert he adaptations plants and animals have to survive & thrive in each unique season. Pre-registration required.   These weeklong, half-day camps…

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SOLD OUT July Members-Only Sunset Sips

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site, 1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Thursday, July 15 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 July, we’re featuring: Cultured Cheese + Charcuterie with Monnik Beer Co. plus additional wine and spirits   The link to register will go out to WBG members via email…

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Repotting Orchids

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, July 17 10am-12pm Leslie Botanical Classroom $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 of orchids that have been bred by humans for generations. View several different flowering orchid plant types. Learn to…

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SOLD OUT Sprouts Camp – Eco Explorers

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 1:00 pm
$150

July 19 - 23 9am - 1pm Ages 5-10 $150, $125 WBG Members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Location: The Avish gardens and greenhouse in Harrods Creek, Prospect Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure as we set off to travel around the world-in one week!  Campers will learn about the plants and animals that inhabit different ecosystems around the world. Preregistration required. These weeklong, half-day camps will include investigative garden activities, craft projects,…

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Basics of Water Gardening

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Thursday, July 22 7 - 8:30 pm The Avish Estate (directions supplied to registrants) $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Enjoy an evening with exclusive access to the waterfall and water garden pools at the Avish. Soothing sound, plant color and texture, and wildlife habitat combine to create a learning laboratory! Have a behind-the-scenes look at a water circulation system, water depth, maintaining waterlilies, combating algae and how adding fish to a water garden changes…

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SOLD OUT Sprouts Camp – Dirty! Muddy! Messy!

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 1:00 pm
$150

July 26 - 30 9am - 1pm Ages 5 - 10 $150, $125 WBG Members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Location: The Avish gardens and greenhouse in Harrods Creek, Prospect Learning in the garden can sometimes get a little grubby, but prepare to get super messy as we spend the week digging into what lives underground and getting the dirt on how soil helps plants grow. Pre-registration required.   These weeklong, half-day camps will include investigative garden activities, craft…

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August 2021

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. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be transferred to another guest. RESERVE…

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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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September 2021

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. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. No refunds…

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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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October 2021

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. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. No refunds issued, but purchased tickets may be transferred to another…

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