The Cultivators

Conceived in January 2016, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens Cultivators is a young professionals group for earth-lovers who are interested in connecting with other like-minded friends on the principles of environmental education, sustainability, and strengthening cultural life in our hometown.



The Cultivators Council is the leadership group of the Cultivators and operates under the umbrella of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. The goal of the Council is to promote and advocate for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ development and upcoming opening within a younger demographic through monthly, consistent, and free touch-base events with a focus on education, conservation, community, and fun.

Interested in becoming a leader by joining the Cultivators Council? Email Allison Whitehouse at to learn more.

2019 Cultivators council


President – Nicole Humphrey

Vice President – John Haley


Events Council Members

Chelsea Adams – Wilson Ethington – Chelsea Grant – Brandon Harwood – Todd Hudgens – James Padgett – Tonya Record – Chad Tolbert – Tom Wilburn


Upcoming Cultivators Events

Merry cultsmas

Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Graeser Family Education Center

1435 Frankfort Ave, Louisville KY 40206

Join us for this year-end holiday open house at the Graeser Family Education Center.
Drop by for a little while or stay the whole time, it’s up to you!

We’ll have snacks, drinks, games, and info on how you can be involved in 2020 with the group.

So jingle all the way over to see us before the year (and decade) end!


As a Cultivator, you’ll have opportunities to join fellow team members in after-work soirees, seasonal events involving the garden site, volunteer opportunities specifically for Cultivators, and serving as an ambassador to the greater Louisville community. To join, use the link below and fill out our membership form.

Become a Cultivator