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 project 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.

2020 Cultivators council


President – Chad Tolbert

Vice President – Nicole Humphrey

Secretary – Brooke Gorbandt


Events Council Members

Wilson Ethington – Brandon Harwood – Todd Hudgens – Jason Kyle – Tonya Record – Tom Wilburn


Upcoming Cultivators Events

last summer saturdays

June 27

July 25

August 29


FREE, spaces limited and advance registration required

1435 Frankfort Ave, Louisville KY 40206


Meet up with fellow Cultivators for a tour of the main WBG grounds, an interactive scavenger hunt, a surprise from our sponsors at Mutual of Omaha, and learn more ways to get involved with and support the project.
Please wear appropriate face covering and practice proper social distancing while on the grounds.

Sponsored by Mutual of Omaha




wednesday trivia with the cultivators

Questions start at 7pm
Falls City Brewing Taproom, 901 E Liberty St
3rd Wednesday of select months:
Feb. 19
June 17 – VIA ZOOM 
Aug. 19
Nov. 18 (this session will be at the Graeser Family Education Center)
Join us for assorted general knowledge trivia (and banter!) with hosts Allison Whitehouse and Brandon Harwood.
$1 from beers sold during trivia supports WBG
$5 “mulligans” for sale, to be used as you see fit (except during round 1)
6 players per team, $1 to the Cult jar for any player(s) in excess of 6
Bandido is next door serving up delicious tacos.
Surprise giveaways and prizes!
Come have fun with us!


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