On Wednesday, September 23rd leaders of Botanica joined Mayor Jerry Abramson to kick off The Louisville Botanical Garden & Conservatory fundraising campaign. See the official press release here.
Several news organizations have picked up the story as well.
The city has agreed in principle to lease the 22-acre site of an old landfill off River Road to a group that wants to develop a botanical garden. Botanica Inc., developers of the proposed year-round Louisville Botanical Garden & Conservatory, say the project will cost $30 million to $40 million.
— from the Courier Journal
An idea to create a botanical garden and conservatory in Louisville is taking root along River Road. The non-profit group Botanica is working on a deal with metro government to lease a former landfill.
— from 84 WHAS
Botanica, a nonprofit horticultural organization founded in 1993, wants to build The Louisville Botanical Garden & Conservatory at Frankfort Avenue and River Road. The garden would be on a 20-acre site, atop a former landfill that is near downtown Louisville and adjacent to Waterfront Park.
— from Business First
Exciting times are ahead for Botanica. Be sure to check back often for more updates.