The generous support of our community has brought us closer than ever to breaking ground. During 2015, 799 donors provided over $1.4 million in financial support to the garden effort. That’s nearly double the number of supporters – and triple the amount of funding – than the previous year.

Membership has its privileges

Our members get an inside view as we realize the vision of building Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens. By becoming a member, you’ll receive all the benefits of membership, plus you’ll continue the tradition of promoting an appreciation, understanding and conservation of plants and nature.

Become a Member

Donate to the Cause

You can play a leading role in helping to build the Education Pavilion. By making a donation today, you’ll help us achieve our goal of breaking ground in early 2017. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

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Buy a Brick

You can show your support for the future gardens by making a donation to our Buy a Brick campaign. In appreciation for donations of $100 and above, you can engrave a brick in the Founders’ Garden at the Heigold Facade. If your brick is a gift, let us know and we’ll mail you a gift acknowledgement that you can give to the recipient!

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Have you considered including the gardens in your estate plans? While there are several approaches, one of the simplest is to make a bequest by including a gift to the Waterfront Botanical Gardens in your will. If you have questions about planned giving, please contact us.




You can honor a friend or family member 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.


Donate Stock

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Some donors prefer to support the botanical garden effort by donating stock instead of writing a check. With careful planning, you may be able to reduce capital gains tax while supporting our work. Please contact us for more information.

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Join the many individuals who give their time and talents to this great cause. Whether it’s helping us build awareness in the community at one of our local event booths, rolling up your sleeves to get in the soil at the Founders’ Garden, or helping us keep the lights on through administrative and operational support, we’d love to have your help!

Sign up to Volunteer

thank you to our current foundation and corporate supporters:

Breakthrough Beverage Group (In Memory of Libby Brown)
Brown-Forman Corporation
Gheens Foundation
Jones Family Fund
Lee and Elizabeth Davis Fund
Lift a Life Foundation
Ogle Foundation Inc.
Owsley Brown II Family Foundation
Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation
Republic Bank Foundation
Sam Swope Family Foundation
Snowy Owl Foundation

Is your business or organization interested in supporting the Waterfront Botanical Gardens? Contact Director of Program Development Kasey Maier for questions and inquiries.