Demonstrate your support and participate in this NEW matching challenge!


Your gift is an investment in the future of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens and a legacy for your family.

*Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar when you donate by Dec. 31, 2018.*

Through the generosity of George Duthie, we are excited to announce a $500,000 matching grant challenge to inspire new donors to step forward and increase their support for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens project.

George Duthie, a long-time supporter of the vision at Waterfront Botanical Gardens, has already donated $1.2 million to the project in memory of his late wife, Mary Lee Duthie. We are incredibly grateful that he has established this new matching grant challenge, which will support the first phase of our comprehensive capital campaign, and the Mary Lee Duthie Gardens.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens has raised $8.4 million toward our $16 million Phase 1 goal. The Duthie matching grant will help us in our efforts to raise the remaining $7.6 million additional funds that we need to complete Phase 1 of the project.

Phase 1 will include:

      • The Graeser Family Education Center
      • The Mary Lee Duthie Gardens (which includes):
            • Pollinator Gardens
            • Kentucky Native Gardens
            • Edible Gardens
            • Display Gardens
            • Plaza
            • Plaza Fountain
            • Tree Allée
            • Water Wall
      • The Beargrass Creek Overlook
      • A Greenhouse, Workshop, and Classroom

From now until the conclusion of the campaign on December 31, 2018, Mr. Duthie will match all new donations and signed pledges dollar for dollar totaling $500,000. We encourage you to check if your employer will match your gift, which could TRIPLE your donation.

Please help us reach this goal by donating today.



If you would like to make a pledge, please complete our pledge form  HERE

The Duthie matching grant challenge also applies to our Education 100 (limited number of spots remaining!)


For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Chandler, Development Manager