Donate to Support the Gardens


We have raised over $24 million with your help

We’ve come a long way, but our work is not yet complete.

Continue the momentum! Making a donation today helps to turn this community’s dream into a reality.

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Your support ensures that the Gardens continue to grow both now and in the years to come.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

From buildings to gardens to trees, you can sponsor individual features to be included in Phase I of the Gardens.

Naming Opportunities


Buy a Brick

Bricks are currently available in Beargrass Creek Pathway. Let us know if your brick is a gift! We can include a gift acknowledgement for you to send to the recipient.


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Have you considered including the gardens in your estate plans? One of the simplest paths is to make a bequest to the Waterfront Botanical Gardens in your will.

Please contact us with questions about planned giving.




You can honor a loved one by making a donation in their memory. Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to establish a link with the past and promote a vision for the future.


gifts of stock or securities

With careful planning, you may be able to reduce capital gains tax while supporting our work via stock donation instead of a check. Please contact us for more information.

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Other Ways to Give


Support as you shop! WBG receives a percentage each time you use your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card. Register it below with our non-profit number 24032.


The Believers

Learn more about the believers of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Their love of gardens and community helped to lay the foundation for a place where future generations can learn, grow, and experience the wonders of nature.

Thank you to our 2021 foundation, corporate and governmental partners:


William E. Barth Foundation
Caesars Foundation of Floyd County
Clifton Foundation
V. V. Cooke Foundation
Crowe Foundation
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Dunbar Family Foundation
Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn Charitable Foundation
The Gardner Foundation
Gheens Foundation
The Gilbert Foundation
Habdank Foundation
Wood & Marie C. Hannah Foundation
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Indigo Foundation
Lawn Care for Cleaner Air
LG&E and KU Energy, LLC
Louisville Audubon Society
Louisville Water
Metro Louisville Air Pollution Control
Mildred Horn Foundation
Norton Foundation
Ogle Foundation
Prospect/Goshen Rotary Foundation
Sam Swope Family Foundation
Samtec Cares
Snowy Owl Foundation
Trager Family Foundation


Is your business or organization interested in supporting the Waterfront Botanical Gardens?

Waterfront Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.