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Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom

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1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

February 2022

Blooms ‘n Brushes

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$45

Tuesday, February 1 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $45 nonmembers | $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Ages 16+   In this acrylic paint class, our artist will guide you through the steps of painting a macro image of a moth orchid. Celebrating pinks and whites, this will be a perfect masterpiece to give as a gift, or as an experience to share during this season of friendship and love. All levels of artistic ability are invited, and creativity will…

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Chair Yoga

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, February 2 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility.   BYOM - bring your own mat (and water!)  …

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Friday Night Speaker Series: Abra Lee

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Friday Night Speaker Series with Abra Lee  Friday, February 11 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Graeser Family Education Center $40 nonmembers | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Lift Ev’ry Voice! Join as we discuss the historic and extraordinary horticultural legacy of some of our nation's greatest agrarians, artists, writers, photographers, educators, and florists. This exciting cultural conversation will foster a deeper understanding of these vast contributions to the American landscape as well as some plants that inspired their gardens. This…

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Second Saturday: Gardens in the Winter

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday February 12, 2022 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children in grades K-2 and their grown-ups are invited to Waterfront Botanical Gardens on the Second Saturday of each month for a morning program that includes a story, nature-based learning stations, craft, and lots of fun! These programs take place both outdoors and indoors at our Ellen…

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Chair Yoga

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, February 16 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility. BYOM – bring your own mat (and water!)  …

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Origami

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$16

Thursday, February 17 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $16 nonmembers | $12 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Origami is the art of paper folding. Learn to create a bouquet of origami flowers and fold other origami using locally sourced paper created by invasive trees in Louisville. This program is a partnership with Japan / America Society of Kentucky   ** Due to the ongoing pandemic, this program requires all students (regardless of vaccination status) to social distance and wear a…

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The Science Behind Composting

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, February 24 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   This class covers the basics of composting, how to set up and manage a pile, the benefits and uses of compost, troubleshooting tips, and other ways to reduce waste from being sent to the landfill. Join in on this discussion, and have your questions answered by Chelsea Hicks, our Avish Horticulturist here at Waterfront Botanical Gardens.   ** Due to the ongoing…

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It’s About Thyme

February 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Saturday, February 26 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $30 nonmembers | $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Chef Nikkia Rhodes is back and bringing along some students from Iroquois High School to demonstrate the power of a delicious evergreen herb, thyme. Various dishes will be demonstrated allowing you to taste a variety of ways this herb can be used in the kitchen. Cooking notes and recipes will be available after the class. Chef Rhodes was named 2021 Cook of…

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March 2022

Chair Yoga

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, March 2 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility. BYOM – bring your own mat (and water!)  …

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Blooms ‘n Brushes

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$45

Thursday, March 3 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $45 nonmembers | $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Ages 16+   In this acrylic paint class, our artist will guide you through the steps of painting Forsythia. This will involve brilliant and bright yellows and greens. Create a perfect masterpiece to hang on your wall as winter evolves into spring. All levels of artistic ability are invited, and creativity will be encouraged. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.   Instructor: Dean Christensen is…

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Pruning Workshop

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday, March 5 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Late winter is the prime time to complete numerous pruning tasks in the landscape. Build your confidence in the task by gaining insight at the tools to have in your arsenal, learning how plants respond to pruning, and prioritizing what to prune in a shrub that seems to be all but a mess of twigs. Also find out which…

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Aromatherapy to Benefit Gut Health

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$55

Monday, March 7 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $55 nonmembers | $45 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Ages 16+   Experience how to use essential oils to improve gut health, aid in digestion, improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. After experimenting with scents like ginger, orange, and rosemary, each student will create a take-home kit full of essential oils to improve your day-to-day life and wellbeing.   ** Due to the ongoing pandemic, this program requires all students (regardless…

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Natural Dye Methods Workshop: 3-Week Series

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$130

Saturday, March 12, 19, and 26 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $130 non members | $100 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Explore a variety of methods used to obtain pigment and fabric prints from natural, discarded, and foraged materials in this 3-session workshop. Learn about pH and color modification, exploring steam bundle dyeing with flowers, creating dye with compost materials, and how to utilize rust and iron for expansive dye practices. You will create a…

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Second Saturday: Whatever the Weather

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday March 12, 2022 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children in grades K-2 and their grown-ups are invited to Waterfront Botanical Gardens on the Second Saturday of each month for a morning program that includes a story, nature-based learning stations, craft, and lots of fun! These programs take place both outdoors and indoors at our Ellen…

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Chair Yoga

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, March 16 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility. BYOM - bring your own…

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Bento Box Demonstration

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, March 16 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classroom $25 nonmembers | $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Bento box meals are common in Japanese culture. Many Japanese pack their meals in bento  boxes or buy a pre-made bento box meal. There are many ways to make a bento box fun and decorative. Participants will receive their own bento box and ingredients to create a bento box to eat in class or take home. In partnership with the…

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Essential Oils for Women

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$60

Monday, March 21 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $60 non members | $50 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   We will cover a variety of common issues that women deal with like menstrual cramps, menopause, depression and stress, fine lines and wrinkles. Experience and learn how to use lavender, geranium, clary sage, and frankincense to brighten your day and general wellbeing. A take-home kit of these essential oils will be created during the class.   REGISTER HERE…

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Understanding Houseplants

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Wednesday, March 23 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Leslie Botanical Classrooms $35 non members | $30 WBG members  (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Join Sayde Heckman, houseplant addict and horticulturist at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, for an exciting and immersive lecture into the world of houseplant parenthood! From beginners to experts, you’ll learn tricks about watering, lighting, pest control, plant selection, and so much more. Each attendee will go home with Sayde’s #1 houseplant essential!   ** Due to the ongoing pandemic,…

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Chair Yoga

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, March 30 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility. BYOM - bring your own…

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Garden Highlights Walk & Talk

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, March 31 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $10 nonmembers | $5 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   As spring unfolds across the Gardens, have a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a horticulturist. Find out more about the plants, from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pick and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from late March to just after Mother’s Day.…

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April 2022

Repotting Orchids

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, April 2 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classroom $35 nonmembers | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Our popular orchid class is back! Become enchanted again with the dynamic orchid plant family – one of the largest of all on the planet. This introductory, in-person workshop presents basic lifeforms and biology of orchid plants, including flower anatomy, growth habit, and understanding the taxonomy of orchids that have been bred by humans for generations. View several different flowering orchid plant types. Learn to…

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Blooms ‘n Brushes

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$45

Wednesday, April 6 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $45 nonmembers | $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Welcome spring by painting a fresh spring bouquet! This acrylic paint class will supply you with everything you’ll need to create one masterpiece. All levels of artistic ability are invited, and creativity will be encouraged. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.   Instructor: Dean Christensen is an award-winning Louisville based artist who has held solo exhibitions in Louisville and Manhattan.…

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Second Saturday: Bees will Buzz

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday April 9, 2022 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children in grades K-2 and their grown-ups are invited to Waterfront Botanical Gardens on the Second Saturday of each month for a morning program that includes a story, nature-based learning stations, craft, and lots of fun! These programs take place both outdoors and indoors at our Ellen…

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Chair Yoga

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, April 13 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility. BYOM - bring your own…

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Garden Highlights Walk & Talk

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, April 14 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $10 nonmembers | $5 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   As spring unfolds across the Gardens, have a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a horticulturist. Find out more about the plants, from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pike and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from late March to just after Mother’s…

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Tastes of Economic Botany

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$18

Saturday, April 16 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $18 nonmembers | $14 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) The origins of agriculture are wide and varied, but nearly forgotten. While “second-breakfast” snacking on an array of edible foods, learn where on the planet these fruits, grains, vegetables, beverages and nuts first originated. Discover for how long in human history these foodstuffs have been cultivated and find out which nations today are the leading producers of these crops. There are political…

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Chair Yoga

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, April 28 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning chair yoga session with Karen McKnight. Chair yoga invites you to find mobility in a way that is soft and gentle but also really supportive and beneficial. Class is geared towards beginners, retirees, and those with limited mobility and flexibility. BYOM - bring your own…

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Garden Highlights Walk & Talk

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, April 28 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $10 nonmembers | $5 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   As spring unfolds across the Gardens, have a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a horticulturist. Find out more about the plants, from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pike and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from late March to just after Mother’s…

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Creating a Rain Garden

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday, April 30 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Leslie Botanical Classroom $15 nonmembers | $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   Creating and sustaining a healthy rain garden in your yard can both control water runoff but also positively impact the local environment. In this discussion-based class, you can expect to learn about the benefits of these gardens, which attractive design is best suited for your yard, and how to maintain them throughout the year.  Our Lead Horticulturists, Andrew Hagerty, will introduce key installation notes…

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May 2022

Garden Highlights Walk & Talk

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, May 5 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $10 nonmembers | $5 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   As spring unfolds across the Gardens, have a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a horticulturist. Find out more about the plants, from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pike and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from late March to just after Mother’s…

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Garden Highlights Walk & Talk

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Thursday, May 19 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Leslie Botanical Classrooms $10 nonmembers | $5 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)   As spring unfolds across the Gardens, have a guided educational tour -- a “walk and talk” -- with a horticulturist. Find out more about the plants, from their performance, strengths and weaknesses, to growing tips and design insights. Pike and choose which day(s) to learn about the changing plant highlights across the spring season, from late March to just after Mother’s…

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