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

Cultivators Cave Hill Tree Tour

Saturday, October 19, 10:30am-12:30pm

$10, $5 Cultivator members (use code CULTIVATORS at checkout to receive discount)

RSVP REQUIRED, only 20 spots on the wagon

Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum

701 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204


In the spirit of fall, join the Cultivators of WBG for an open wagon tree tour of Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum.

Learn about the history of the cemetery and the expansive tree collection on the grounds.

Assemble at the main entrance off Baxter Ave at 10:15. Tour departs at 10:30.






WEDNESDAY TRIVIA with the cultivators

Select Wednesdays in 2019, 7-9pm

Falls City Brewery

901 E Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40204 

Dust off your thinking caps and join the Cultivators for quarterly(ish) trivia from 7-9pm with hosts Allison Whitehouse and Brandon Harwood.
Dates and Deets:
W, Feb. 27
W, Jun. 26
W, Aug. 28
W, Nov. 20

– Max of 6 players per team
– No fee to participate, but any little seeds you’d like to plant in our donation jar will happily be accepted for the cause
– $1 from beers sold during the event comes back to WBG, so show love to us by showing love to our host Falls City
– GENERAL TRIVIA, rounds will be organized by topic and one round per night will have some sort of “green” theme

So come play with us!
We think you’ll really DIG it…


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