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1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

September 2019

Gardens, Flora, and Flights of Fancy with John Nation

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Friday, September 27 7:30 - 9 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $40, $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)) In this lecture-style presentation, look at the visuals and compositions of gardens, nature, and other delights. Gain insight into the perspective of the photographer through the camera lens and get a peek at portraits and travel. Instructor: John Nation After registering, you will receive a reminder email with further information TWO DAYS prior to the event. Register Here Refund Policy…

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October 2019

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Friday, October 4, 9-10am Join us as we celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the long-awaited Graeser Family Education Center, the first building of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. This special event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but please plan ahead! Parking is extremely limited. We recommend carpooling, TARC routes 15 or 31, biking, walking, or using the trolley shuttle from the field adjacent to Hadley Pottery and the Yellow parking lot on Waterfront Park next to the U…

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Pollinator View near Education Center. Hi-Res image.

Beer and Music in the Gardens

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Friday, October 4, 7-11pm Join us on the Graeser Family Education Center plaza for an evening of live music, featuring performances by Tyler Lance Walker Gill and James Lindsey. Food and local beers from Against the Grain, Mile Wide, and Apocalypse will be available for purchase. Pets are not permitted at this event. Limited spots available. (You will not receive physical tickets)   Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 (WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Register Here  …

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Night of a Thousand Flowers

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$300

Saturday, October 5, 6-9:00pm   Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the opening of Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ first building, The Graeser Family Education Center. Gala Guests will enjoy a seated dinner by Farm to Fork Catering, cocktails, live music by the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, and complimentary admission to the Garden After Party. Garden After Party Guests will enjoy cocktails, desserts, and live music by Carly Johnson. Limited tickets available   Register Here   Sponsored by: Commonwealth Bank & Trust…

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Night of a Thousand Flowers – AFTER PARTY – with Carly Johnson

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - October 6 @ 12:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$100

Saturday, October 5, 9pm-midnight Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the opening of Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ first building, The Graeser Family Education Center.  After Party Guests will enjoy cocktails, desserts, and live music by Carly Johnson. Limited tickets available   Register Here   Sponsored by: Commonwealth Bank & Trust Genscape Dean Dorton Bisig Impact Group Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Elizabeth Chandler at echandler@waterfrontgardens.org.

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Yoga in the Gardens

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, Oct. 6, 10-11:30am Non-members: $15, WBG Members: $10 (WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with some yoga in the gardens! Join Leigh Anne Albrechta and fellow participants for an all-level flow in the new Graeser Family Education Center, with views of the surrounding gardens. Bring your own mat!   Register Here

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Speaker Series Luncheon: Jon Carloftis, Gardens of Kentucky

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Monday, October 7, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Gardens of Kentucky: Before and After" After 30 years using Kentucky as his canvas, Jon has assembled the BEST before and after pics that really show how he’s created some fantastic gardens. From the hardscape to the plantings, Jon will leave you delighted, inspired, and…

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Speaker Series Luncheon: Steve Bloom, The Allure of Japanese Gardens

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Tuesday, October 8, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features:   "The Allure of Japanese Gardens: Japan's Greatest Gift to the World" Explore the many facets of Japanese gardens. These living works of art are often not understood by many Americans who visit -- from their spiritual and social purposes and origins. The Japanese garden's practical…

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Speaker Series Luncheon: Tom Owen, The Pointe’s Past: Ohio Street Neighborhood to Today’s Botanical Gardens

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features:   "The Pointe's Past: the Ohio Street Neighborhood to today's Botanical Gardens" From the layout and geography and usage of the Pointe in the 19th century, to contemporary development in Butchertown, learn more about Beargrass Creek and the people and stories of the Ohio Street neighborhood…

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Speaker Series Luncheon: Tavia Cathcart Brown, Winged Landscapes – Birds, Butterflies, and Insects

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Thursday, October 10, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Winged Landscapes - Birds, Butterflies, and Insects" The Winged Garden encompasses all of the flying creatures that find their ways into our garden landscapes — from the widely known bees, songbirds, and butterflies to the more forgotten flies, beetles, and even nocturnal bats. All part of…

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Speaker Series Luncheon: Joan Calder, Airplanes in the Garden – A Lesson from the Gardener

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Friday, October 11, 12:00-1:00pm Non-Members: $25, WBG Members: $20 WBG Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount   Join us for lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Airplanes in the Garden - A Lesson from the Gardener" Joan will share her passion for monarch butterflies and a burning desire to educate and excite children and adults about these wonders of nature. You'll also see footage of when Joan visits a school to share…

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reGeneration Fair and LVA Plein Air Paint Out

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

Saturday, October 12, 2-5pm FREE, $10 suggested donation   Join us on the plaza of the Graeser Family Education Center for our annual, free, family-friendly environmental fair and Louisville Visual Art Plein Air Paint Out. This fair features food, drinks, music, activities for kids, and more. Stick around immediately after from 5-7pm for our first-ever Bug Ball!

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Bug Ball

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

Saturday, October 12, 5-7pm FREE for kids 12 and under (bug costumes STRONGLY encouraged) $10 per adult, $10 per family (pay at the door)   Join us in the Graeser Family Education Center for our first-ever Bug Ball for kids! There will be bug-themed snacks and entertainment, along with music and dancing. So make a BEE-LINE to this fun celebration and help us close out our grand opening week of festivities!

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Beyond Tulips: Spring Bulbs Worth the Digging

October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$40

Saturday, October 19 1:30 - 3:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $40, $35 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) Geophytes — the botanical term for perennial plants that grow from underground bulbs — are a valuable component to all spring-flowering gardens. While tulips and daffodils are the well-known celebrities, there are other worthwhile geophytes to include in your landscape. Some aren’t touched by squirrels or deer, while others tolerate wet soils, and some make great additions to containers.…

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Tabletop Garlands

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Tuesday, October 22 2 - 4 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) As the days shorten and more time is spent entertaining indoors, learn how to create tabletop garlands that display seasonal flowers, harvest fruits and evergreens. Changing components of the garlands will extend the festive floral touch, allowing you to celebrate autumn as well as touches of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and eventually Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year. Instructor: David Williams, Magnolia's…

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November 2019

Intro to Growing Orchids

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$30

Sunday, November 10 2 - 4 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $30, $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout) With literally thousands of orchids from which to choose to grow, learn more about which orchids best match your growing abilities and conditions in your home. Discover the tips to proper lighting, watering and fertilizing to make orchids prosper. Bring your questions so you can gain confidence in your orchid-growing passion or pique your curiosities. Instructor: Kentucky Orchid Society…

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