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January 2020

The History and Development of Cave Hill Cemetery

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, January 26 3 - 4:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use codeWBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Since 1848, Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery has long been revered for its tremendous plant and tree collection, notwithstanding the beauty of monument art on its grounds. Navigate the history and design influences of this prized cemetery and urban arboretum and the cultural significance of this iconic Louisville institution.  Instructor: Michael Higgs There are no physical tickets for this program.…

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February 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

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

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Friday, February 14 7:30 - 9:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $20, $35 for a couple (use code COUPLE at checkout to receive the discount on your two tickets)   Join us for a romantic evening of chocolate and wine pairings alongside a serenade of live classical music. Guests will enjoy an assortment of chocolates from Cellar Door, expertly paired with flavorful wines from Old 502 Winery. Our guests will also depart with a special gift. No physical tickets will…

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March 2020

Gardening 101

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Tuesday, March 3 7 - 9 pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Gardening remains America’s #1 hobby. Does the anticipation of the warmer spring weather make you want to get your hands dirty in the garden? Have you wanted to start a garden but didn’t know where to begin? This class will guide you through terms and processes, such as plant types, light exposures, deciding what kind of garden to…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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“The Best of All Seasons” Luncheon with Margot Shaw

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$65

Saturday, March 7 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $65, $55 for WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Flower Magazine’s Margot Shaw presents during this late winter luncheon (lunch served at 11:30am). As Editor-in-Chief of Flower, Margot gains access to countless spectacular gardens, parties, and floral arrangements, as well as the tastemakers behind them. In this presentation, "The Best of All Seasons," Shaw shares some of her very favorite floral moments and tips for each…

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Celebrating Cutflower Orchids: A Double Arrangement Demonstration

March 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$65

Sunday, March 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $65, $55 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Exotic-looking with an array of structural variation in their blossoms, orchids are often overlooked or simply not for sale compared with other fresh floral items. There’s a huge diversity of orchids, but they tend to have rather fleshy flowers that make them nice additions to bouquets. Join Mahonia’s Floral Coordinator + Designer Mike Ojeda for a floral demonstration celebrating…

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The Farmer and the Foodie: First Day of Spring

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$30

The Farmer and the Foodie: First Day of Spring Saturday, March 21 3 - 4:30 pm The Avish Estate $30, $25 WBG members (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) It’s the first day of spring! As our landscape begins to bloom, so does our desire to enjoy food with friends and family. Join The Farmer and the Foodie as they welcome the first day of spring with a class meant to highlight Kentucky Farmlands’ harbingers of the new season. Enjoy…

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History of Butchertown Neighborhood

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

History of Butchertown Neighborhood Tuesday, March 24 5 - 7 pm Graeser Family Education Center FREE, RSVP required through the Filson Historical Society Notable Louisville Neighborhoods and the People Who Put Them on the Map is a series presented by the Filson Historical Society that connects people with our past in order to help shape and inform our future. This series seeks to connect people with history in a meaningful, relevant way and will feature the Butchertown Neighborhood. Light refreshments and…

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Flowers in the Air: Monarchs in Mexico

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Flowers in the Air: Monarchs in Mexico Tuesday, March 31 6:30 - 8 pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) 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…

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April 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

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

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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Welcome, Spring! Tree Tour

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204 United States
$25

Saturday, April 11 10:30am - 12:15pm Cave Hill Cemetery - 701 Baxter Ave, Louisville KY 40204 $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Winter has ended and botanical life renews itself come April. The magnificent and diverse forest of trees at Louisville’s beloved Cave Hill Cemetery awaits your visit.  They’re showing their finest and freshest spring foliage and blossoms for our admiration. The Cemetery’s horticulturist and arborist lead you through the historic avenues among…

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Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Multiple dates available MEET AT: Louisville Community Boathouse -1325 River Rd, 40206 (next to UofL Rowing, Yellow Lot) $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Our popular excursions in voyageur-style canoes along the southern shore of the Ohio River and up its nearby tributary, Beargrass Creek, are back for another season! Paddle along or sit back to watch the shoreline, trees, and water for wildlife. Learn about the river and creek, local history and…

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Natives Awareness

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, April 22 7 - 8:45pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Consider using a native plant in your garden! From trees and shrubs to perennials and ornamental grasses, an array of regional plants are perfect for many landscape applications. Learn the identities of some of the finest species to seek out at nurseries and then plant. In addition, gain an awareness of the benefits and limitations of our…

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Adults in canoe

Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Multiple dates available MEET AT: Louisville Community Boathouse -1325 River Rd, 40206 (next to UofL Rowing, Yellow Lot) $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Our popular excursions in voyageur-style canoes along the southern shore of the Ohio River and up its nearby tributary, Beargrass Creek, are back for another season! Paddle along or sit back to watch the shoreline, trees, and water for wildlife. Learn about the river and creek, local history and…

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May 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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One event on June 5, 2020 at 7:30 am

Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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Adults in canoe

Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on April 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on May 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Multiple dates available MEET AT: Louisville Community Boathouse -1325 River Rd, 40206 (next to UofL Rowing, Yellow Lot) $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Our popular excursions in voyageur-style canoes along the southern shore of the Ohio River and up its nearby tributary, Beargrass Creek, are back for another season! Paddle along or sit back to watch the shoreline, trees, and water for wildlife. Learn about the river and creek, local history and…

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Hardy Succulent Pot

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$40

Tuesday, May 12 6 - 7:30 pm Avish Estate Greenhouse $40, $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Create a take-home outdoor faux terra-cotta container featuring winter-hardy succulents. Performing best in partial sun, add 3-4 plants to create a contrast in texture, form, and color. Top-dress the soil with gravel to complete the composition and transport the container home for display on a patio table or house stoop. Creeping stonecrops and hens-and-chicks are the foundation…

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A Youthful Spring Light Brunch

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
$25

A Youthful Spring Light Brunch Saturday, May 16 10 - 11:30 am The Avish Estate $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) The Food Literacy Project's Community Food Leaders are excited to share their cooking expertise by preparing a mid-spring brunch tasting! The teen chefs will focus on the bounty that spring has to offer with an asparagus and spring greens frittata, a garden salad tossed with a homemade herb dressing, and a berry-herb smoothie. The Community Food…

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Hardy Ferns for a Dazzling Garden

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Sunday, May 19 7 - 8:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG and Whitehall $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Calling all fern fiddlehead lovers and gardeners looking for deer-resistant plants! Connect with your inner fern-fanatic in this lecture and field trip exploring the best ferns for Kentuckiana landscapes. Familiarize yourself with some identifying features of ferns and what growing environments ensure their success. Discover which hardy ferns you will most likely find at…

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Warm-Season Yoga at The Avish

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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One event on June 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

$15

Saturday, May 23 Saturday, June 20 The Avish Estate 9 - 10:15 am $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for an hour on two late spring mornings for yoga among the plants as the sun climbs in the sky. This yoga practice is geared toward all levels. Following each session, enjoy a cool glass of fruit juice in the gardens at The Avish before continuing your day refreshed. BYOM (bring your…

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Adults in canoe

Beargrass Creek Canoe Tours

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on May 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Multiple dates available MEET AT: Louisville Community Boathouse -1325 River Rd, 40206 (next to UofL Rowing, Yellow Lot) $20, $15 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Our popular excursions in voyageur-style canoes along the southern shore of the Ohio River and up its nearby tributary, Beargrass Creek, are back for another season! Paddle along or sit back to watch the shoreline, trees, and water for wildlife. Learn about the river and creek, local history and…

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June 2020

Summer Glory: Annuals, Perennials, and Bulbs for the Hot Months

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, June 4 6:30 - 8:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $15, $10 WBG members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Don’t overlook the bulbs, perennials, grasses, and hot-season annuals when building your garden palette this time of year. Find out what plants (and when) to acquire and use them to ensure your landscape looks richest from mid-July through Labor Day and beyond ’til frost. Go well beyond wax begonias, geraniums, and petunias and gain tips…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

June 5 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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One event on April 3, 2020 at 7:30 am

One event on May 1, 2020 at 7:30 am

One event on June 5, 2020 at 7:30 am

Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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Beneficial (and Some Bad) Bug Identification

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday, June 6 10 am - 12 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Gardens are filled with all sorts of insects, both helpful and harmful. Gain confidence and some practical experience identifying those beneficial bugs, beyond our well-known species like honeybees and butterflies. We’ll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of altruistic insects living in your garden, what they look like from the egg to adult,…

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Warm-Season Yoga at The Avish

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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One event on June 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

$15

Saturday, May 23 Saturday, June 20 The Avish Estate 9 - 10:15 am $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for an hour on two late spring mornings for yoga among the plants as the sun climbs in the sky. This yoga practice is geared toward all levels. Following each session, enjoy a cool glass of fruit juice in the gardens at The Avish before continuing your day refreshed. BYOM (bring your…

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