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1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States

September 2019

Smartphon-ography

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, September 8 2 - 3:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)) In this lecture-style class, students will explore the camera features of smartphones, whether Android or iPhone, (instructor will be using an iPhone).  Taking control of your camera will allow more creativity and anticipated outcome of the images. We will address subjects of controlling shutter speed, white balance, and ISO so the photographer can move beyond always shooting from their…

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Gardens, Flora, and Flights of Fancy with John Nation

September 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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 SOLD OUT

October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

this event is sold out no admissions will be sold at the gate 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. You will not receive physical tickets. Please present yourself at the check-in TENT with your…

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Night of a Thousand Flowers SOLD OUT

October 5, 2019 @ 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   Sponsored by: Commonwealth Bank & Trust Genscape Dean Dorton…

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

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 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 and Hot Sauce Brass Band. 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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SOLD OUT Yoga in the Gardens

October 6, 2019 @ 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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SOLD OUT Speaker Series Luncheon: Jon Carloftis, Gardens of Kentucky

October 7, 2019 @ 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 a catered 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,…

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

October 8, 2019 @ 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 a catered 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…

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

October 9, 2019 @ 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 a catered 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…

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

October 10, 2019 @ 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 a catered lunch and an informative talk with speakers on assorted topics. This luncheon features: "Winged Landscapes - Birds, Butterflies, and Insects" Vibrant flowers and a layered landscape attract singing birds and beautiful butterflies, as well as bees. Tavia will recommend tried and true plants and methods to create a garden paradise for your favorite winged creatures. She’ll…

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

October 11, 2019 @ 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 a catered 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…

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reGeneration Fair and LVA Plein Air Paint Out

October 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

SOLD OUT Annual Meeting: Jefferson the Gardener with Peter Hatch

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Thursday, November 7 6-8pm Graeser Family Education Center 1435 Frankfort Ave, Louisville KY 40206 $25, FREE to WBG members (use code MONTICELLO2019 at checkout to receive discount) RSVP REQUIRED   Join us for a catered dinner at WBG's Annual Meeting, for the first time in the Graeser Family Education Center. This year's topic is: Jefferson the Gardener with Peter Hatch Peter J. Hatch is a professional gardener and historian with 38 years experience in the restoration, care, and interpretation of historic landscapes.…

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Intro to Growing Orchids

November 10, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Gardens Aglimmer, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY Holiday Lights Show

December 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

GARDENS AGLIMMER WBG MEMBERS-ONLY HOLIDAY LIGHTS SHOW Friday, 12/13 and 12/20 Saturday, 12/14 and 12/21 6pm-9pm (arrival on grounds beginning at 5:30pm) $5 per person, kids 12 and under FREE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE, NO ADMISSIONS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR ** WBG MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL E-NEWSLETTER AS WELL AS A POSTCARD IN THE MAIL WITH THE EVENT ACCESS CODE   Join us for the inaugural, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY, Gardens Aglimmer at Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Grab…

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Gardens Aglimmer, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY Holiday Lights Show

December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

GARDENS AGLIMMER WBG MEMBERS-ONLY HOLIDAY LIGHTS SHOW Friday, 12/13 and 12/20 Saturday, 12/14 and 12/21 6pm-9pm (arrival on grounds beginning at 5:30pm) $5 per person, kids 12 and under FREE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE, NO ADMISSIONS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR ** WBG MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL E-NEWSLETTER AS WELL AS A POSTCARD IN THE MAIL WITH THE EVENT ACCESS CODE   Join us for the inaugural, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY, Gardens Aglimmer at Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Grab…

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Gardens Aglimmer, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY Holiday Lights Show

December 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

GARDENS AGLIMMER WBG MEMBERS-ONLY HOLIDAY LIGHTS SHOW Friday, 12/13 and 12/20 Saturday, 12/14 and 12/21 6pm-9pm (arrival on grounds beginning at 5:30pm) $5 per person, kids 12 and under FREE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE, NO ADMISSIONS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR ** WBG MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL E-NEWSLETTER AS WELL AS A POSTCARD IN THE MAIL WITH THE EVENT ACCESS CODE   Join us for the inaugural, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY, Gardens Aglimmer at Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Grab…

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Gardens Aglimmer – Special “Late Night” General Entry

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$11

GARDENS AGLIMMER Special "late night' general entry Friday, 12/20   saturday, 12/21 8-9pm $11 per person, kids 12 and under FREE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE, NO ADMISSIONS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. ONLINE SALES CLOSE AN HOUR BEFORE THE ENTRY TIME. Grab a sweet treat and warm beverage and go walking in a sparkling winter wonderland of swans, deer, white and gold Moravian stars, oversize poinsettias, and multicolor-lighted tree grove along our plaza and Mary Lee Duthie Gardens. Inside,…

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Gardens Aglimmer, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY Holiday Lights Show

December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

GARDENS AGLIMMER WBG MEMBERS-ONLY HOLIDAY LIGHTS SHOW Friday, 12/13 and 12/20 Saturday, 12/14 and 12/21 6pm-9pm (arrival on grounds beginning at 5:30pm) $5 per person, kids 12 and under FREE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE, NO ADMISSIONS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR ** WBG MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL E-NEWSLETTER AS WELL AS A POSTCARD IN THE MAIL WITH THE EVENT ACCESS CODE   Join us for the inaugural, WBG MEMBERS-ONLY, Gardens Aglimmer at Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Grab…

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Gardens Aglimmer – Special “Late Night” General Entry

December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$11

GARDENS AGLIMMER Special "late night' general entry Friday, 12/20   saturday, 12/21 8-9pm $11 per person, kids 12 and under FREE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE, NO ADMISSIONS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. ONLINE SALES CLOSE AN HOUR BEFORE THE ENTRY TIME. Grab a sweet treat and warm beverage and go walking in a sparkling winter wonderland of swans, deer, white and gold Moravian stars, oversize poinsettias, and multicolor-lighted tree grove along our plaza and Mary Lee Duthie Gardens. Inside,…

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January 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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The History and Development of Cave Hill Cemetery

January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, January 26 3 - 4:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use codeWBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Since 1848, Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery has long been revered for its tremendous plant and tree collection, notwithstanding the beauty of monument art on its grounds. Navigate the history and design influences of this prized cemetery and urban arboretum and the cultural significance of this iconic Louisville institution.  Instructor: Michael Higgs There are no physical tickets for this program.…

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February 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens – April Session Cancelled

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing SOLD OUT

February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Friday, February 14 7:30 - 9:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $20, $35 for a couple (use code COUPLE at checkout to receive the discount on your two tickets)   Join us for a romantic evening of chocolate and wine pairings alongside a serenade of live classical music. Guests will enjoy an assortment of chocolates from Cellar Door, expertly paired with flavorful wines from Old 502 Winery. Our guests will also depart with a special gift. No physical tickets will…

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March 2020

Gardening 101 – SOLD OUT

March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Tuesday, March 3 7 - 9 pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Gardening remains America’s #1 hobby. Does the anticipation of the warmer spring weather make you want to get your hands dirty in the garden? Have you wanted to start a garden but didn’t know where to begin? This class will guide you through terms and processes, such as plant types, light exposures, deciding what kind of garden to…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens – April Session Cancelled

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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“The Best of All Seasons” Luncheon with Margot Shaw

March 7, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$65

Saturday, March 7 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (doors open at 11am) Graeser Family Education Center $65, $55 for WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Flower Magazine’s Margot Shaw presents during this late winter luncheon (lunch served at 11:30am). As Editor-in-Chief of Flower, Margot gains access to countless spectacular gardens, parties, and floral arrangements, as well as the tastemakers behind them. In this presentation, "The Best of All Seasons," Shaw shares some of her very favorite floral moments…

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POSTPONED Introduction to Bonsai – SOLD OUT

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$10

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Sunday, March 15 2 - 3:45 pm Graeser Family Education Center $10   Lee Squires, a bonsai grower for over 48 years with around 50 trees in his collection, will lead an introduction to bonsai program in anticipation of WBG's Japanese Garden project. Lee will share the history of bonsai and what makes a tree or plant a bonsai. He will go over indoor vs. outdoor bonsai to clear up any confusion about where…

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POSTPONED – History of Butchertown Neighborhood

March 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
Free

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Tuesday, March 24 5 - 7 pm Graeser Family Education Center FREE, RSVP required through the Filson Historical Society Notable Louisville Neighborhoods and the People Who Put Them on the Map is a series presented by the Filson Historical Society that connects people with our past in order to help shape and inform our future. This series seeks to connect people with history in a meaningful, relevant way and will feature the Butchertown…

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April 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens – April Session Cancelled

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

April 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens – April Session Cancelled

April 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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CANCELLED Natives Awareness

April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, April 22 7 - 8:45pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Consider using a native plant in your garden! From trees and shrubs to perennials and ornamental grasses, an array of regional plants are perfect for many landscape applications. Learn the identities of some of the finest species to seek out at nurseries and then plant. In addition, gain an awareness of the benefits and limitations of our…

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May 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens – April Session Cancelled

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 7:30 - 8:15 am $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (members use code WBGMEMBER to receive discount) Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay…

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May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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June 2020

Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

June 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$5

First Fridays of the Month (January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5) 8 - 8:45 am $5 Graeser Family Education Center   A monthly, 45-minute yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy chilly mornings indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens. On milder days, lay your yoga mat out on the plazas in the Mary Lee Duthie Garden for…

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SOLD OUT – Beneficial (and Some Bad) Bug Identification

June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Saturday, June 6 10 am - 12 pm Graeser Family Education Center, WBG $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Gardens are filled with all sorts of insects, both helpful and harmful. Gain confidence and some practical experience identifying those beneficial bugs, beyond our well-known species like honeybees and butterflies. We’ll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of altruistic insects living in your garden, what they look like from the egg to adult,…

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July 2020

SOLD OUT – Music in the Gardens

July 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Thursday, July 9, sponsored by St. Matthews Feed and Seed WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave 7pm (doors at 6pm) $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) We are excited to welcome guests to the season's first live and in-person Music in the Gardens Concert! Join us for a performance in the Gardens, featuring the musical stylings of Appalatin with Tristen Brooke. In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are…

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Tai Ji in the Gardens

July 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, July 16 6:30 - 7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Waterfront Botanical Gardens brings a new series to our Wellness Program with Tai Ji at the Gardens. Also written as ‘Tai Chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as "meditation in motion." From the air-conditioned comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in the Gardens with views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.…

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August 2020

SOLD OUT – Woods of the Trees of Kentucky

August 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, August 2 2 - 3:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15 / $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) During this informal lecture by Janice Staugas, discover the beauty and diversity of Kentucky's native trees -- wood colors, grains, and valuable uses -- at the last stage of the trees' lifecycles. Learn the technical definition of a tree, the seven ecological regions of Kentucky, and what trees are found in these regions. Appreciate the beauty of these trees' wood…

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Early Morning Yoga at the Gardens

August 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

First Fridays of the Month (August 7, September 4, October 2, November - OFF, December 4) Graeser Family Education Center 8am $15 non-members, $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) A morning yoga session starts your day at the botanical gardens on Frankfort Avenue. Depending on the weather, enjoy a chilly morning indoors inside the Graeser Family Education Center with views outside into the gardens, or, on milder days, lay your yoga mat out…

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SOLD OUT – Introduction to Bonsai

August 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Sunday, August 16 2 - 3:15 pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Lee Squires, a bonsai grower for over 48 years with around 50 trees in his collection, will lead an introduction to bonsai lecture in anticipation of WBG’s Japanese Garden project.  Lee will share the history of bonsai and what makes a tree or plant a bonsai. He will go over indoor vs. outdoor bonsai to clear…

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

August 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, August 20 6:30 - 7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Waterfront Botanical Gardens continues our new Wellness Program series Tai Ji at the Gardens. Also written as ‘Tai Chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as "meditation in motion." From the air-conditioned comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in the Gardens with views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. Don’t…

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September 2020

Second Sundays: Sun, Wind, Water, & Rocks

September 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

September 13 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child   Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration required.   Sun, Wind, Water, & Rocks Just because it’s not alive, doesn’t mean…

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DIY Workshop: Back to School Bouquet

September 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

September 13 2:30-4pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our Second Sunday DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 90-minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 4 p.m. Back to School Bouquet Quickly become the teacher's favorite by creating this crayon vase and filling it with late summer blooms. Register Here Other questions? Contact Wanda Peck at wpeck@waterfrontgardens.org

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

September 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, September 17 6:30 - 7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Waterfront Botanical Gardens brings a new series to our Wellness Program with Tai Ji at the Gardens. Also written as ‘Tai Chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as "meditation in motion." From the air-conditioned comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in the Gardens with views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.…

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October 2020

Annual Gala 2020

October 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$250

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2020   Join us in celebrating our One-Year Anniversary with a private virtual concert featuring CMT's Next Women of Country Artist, Stephanie Quayle! Choose from 3 exciting options to join our celebration! 1. In-Person: $250 per person Includes live music by Bridge 19 and virtual concert with Nashville star, Stephanie Quayle Dinner and dessert at the Gardens by Wiltshire Pantry. Tables available for parties of 2 or 4. Cocktails by Beam Suntory Cocktail attire Limited tickets available…

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SOLD OUT Music in the Gardens – John Austin Clark & Elisabeth Burmeister

October 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Thursday, October 8 WBG, 1435 Frankfort Ave 7pm (doors at 6:30pm) $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Registration Limited!   Join us for our final Music in the Gardens concert of the season, featuring the musical stylings of John Austin Clark & Elisabeth Burmeister. Wine and beer will be available. LUPO will be providing food for guests, though no outside food is permitted. No lawn chairs, please. Seating will be provided. In order to keep our…

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Second Sundays: Happy Harvest

October 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

October 11 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration required. Happy Harvest Your future farmers will enjoy learning about how crops are grown, harvested, and…

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DIY Workshop: Sugar Skull Planter

October 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

October 11 2:30-4pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our Second Sunday DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 90 minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 4 p.m. Sugar Skull Planter Turn a simple skull into a haunting home for a house plant. register here Other questions? Contact Wanda Peck at wpeck@waterfrontgardens.org

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Tai Ji at the Gardens

October 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, October 22 6:30 - 7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Waterfront Botanical Gardens brings a new series to our Wellness Program with Tai Ji at the Gardens. Also written as ‘Tai Chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as "meditation in motion." From the air-conditioned comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in the Gardens with views out of the floor-to-ceiling…

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November 2020

WBG Annual Meeting with Chef Sara Bradley – IN PERSON SPOTS AVAILABLE AGAIN!

November 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, Nov. 5 6-8:15pm (in-person dinner guests) $25, FREE to WBG Members with code CHOMP2020 6:50-8:15pm (virtual guests - you will be emailed your link to join on Wednesday, Nov. 4) $15, FREE to WBG Members with code CHOMP2020   Join us for a dual-format WBG Annual Meeting in 2020, choosing from either the in-person meal or virtual watch-from-home option. This year’s topic is: Reinventing Kentucky’s Classics: How to Create Some of Kentucky’s Classic Smoked Dishes Without the Smoker Chef Sara…

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Youth Ed – Second Sundays: Lovely Leaves

November 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

November 8 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration required. Lovely Leaves You and your learner will have so much fun learning about deciduous trees,…

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SOLD OUT Youth Ed – DIY Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

November 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

November 8 2:30-4pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our Second Sunday DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 90-minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 4pm. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Show your gratitude with the gift of fall flowers for your family gathering. Other questions? Contact Wanda Peck at wpeck@waterfrontgardens.org

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December 2020

Youth Ed – Second Sundays: Holiday Plants

December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

December 13 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration required. Holiday Plants Tis the season for holly, mistletoe, and evergreens! Families will learn about…

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Youth Ed – DIY Workshop: Ornament Terrarium

December 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

December 13 2:30-4pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our Second Sunday DIY Studio Workshops. Within these 90 minute drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 4 p.m. Ornament Terrarium Combine natural and artificial materials to create a hanging holiday decoration. Register Here Other questions? Contact Wanda Peck at wpeck@waterfrontgardens.org

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March 2021

DIY Youth Workshops: Flower Bunting

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Saturday, Mar. 13 2-3pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 3pm. Use felt, fabric and buttons to create a simple flower bunting, just time for spring.   Register Here

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Second Sundays: Cue the Chlorophyll

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Cue the Chlorophyll March 14, 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required by the Friday ahead of the program.   In this program:  As…

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April 2021

SOLD OUT – The Wonderful World of Orchids

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$35

Saturday, Apr. 10 10am-12pm Graeser Family Education Center - limited in-person enrollment available $35 | $30 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Become enchanted 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 and names of orchids that have been bred by humans for generations. View several…

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DIY Youth Programs: Rainboot Porch Planter

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Saturday, Apr. 10 2-3pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our DIY Studio Workshops. Within these drop-off programs, students create a botanical themed project to bring home. Light refreshments will be served. Pick-up is promptly at 3pm. Join us as we upcycle an old rain boot to become a cute porch planter with flowers.   Register Here

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Second Sundays: Whatever the Weather

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Whatever the Weather April 11, 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required by the Friday ahead of the program.   In this program:  April…

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Second Sundays: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (moved from Feb.)

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle April 18, 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required by the Friday ahead of the program.   In this program: …

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May 2021

DIY Youth Programs: Mom & Me Flower Crowns and Boutonnieres

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$20

Sunday, May 2 2-3pm Graeser Family Education Center $20 per participant (All mothers are free with a paid middle or high schooler)   Moms, make a lasting memory by creating flower crowns or boutonnieres with your middle and high school kiddos. Capture the moment with some selfies together in our beautiful spring gardens.   Register Here  

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Second Sundays: Bees Will Buzz

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Bees Will Buzz May 9, 1-2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 per child WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Parents FREE with an accompanying child Children ages 5-12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Graeser Family Education Center on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required by the Friday ahead of the program.   In this program:  Spend…

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Introduction to Bromeliads

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$25

Wednesday, May 26 7 - 8:30 pm Graeser Family Education Center $25, $20 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Bromeliads are native to the New World and range in interesting forms from Spanish moss to the tasty pineapple. Learn the major genus-group names, the similarities and differences among them for sunlight needs, the need for potting mix, divisions, fertilizing, and their water or humidity requirements. Enjoy a pineapple upside-down mocktail as you familiarize yourself with the…

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June 2021

Tai Ji at the Gardens

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, June 2 6:30-7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for Tai Ji at the Gardens! Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of being outdoors in…

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July 2021

Chair Yoga: Freedom Through Movement

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, July 8 10-11am Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Introducing our new yoga class! Join us at the Botanical Gardens for a morning gentle 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 flexibility. BYOM - bring your own mat!  …

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August 2021

Pilates Movement High and Low

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Thursday, August 5 10:30-11:30am  Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members each session (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   (Flex class 30 or 60 minutes) You choose! This class is divided up into two harmonious sections. The first 30 minutes can be a warm-up for the Mat class or it can be a stand-alone class. 30 minutes *standing (or chair) We begin by exploring the importance of breath as an integral part of overall body functioning and…

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Pilates: Love Your Back! (By Strengthening Your Core…)

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Wednesday, August 18 6:30 - 7:30pm  Graeser Family Education Center $15 non-members / $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) 60 minutes of Mat Pilates that is accessible to all levels. Using the Polestar Principles of Movement; Breathing, Axial Elongation and Core Control, Spine Articulation, Organization of Head Neck and Shoulders, Weight Bearing and Alignment of Extremities and Movement Integration. Learn how we can use the same exercises to challenge beginners thru advanced…

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SOLD OUT Tai Ji at the Gardens

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

SOLD OUT Thursday, August 26 6:30-7:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $15, $10 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)   Join us for Tai Ji at the Gardens! Also written as ‘tai chi’, this low-impact, slow-motion exercise is often described as “meditation in motion.”  Tai ji is a Chinese martial art that helps reinforce flexibility, balance, and coordination in all parts of the body. From the climate-controlled comfort of inside the Graeser Family Education Center, enjoy a sense of…

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September 2021

Yoga at the Gardens

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

Yoga at the Gardens Friday, September 3 7:30-8:30 am Graeser Family Education Center $15 / $10 WBG members each session (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount) Start your day with Leigh Anne Albrechta at the Botanical Gardens for a morning yoga session. Class is geared toward all levels. BYOM - bring your own mat! REGISTER HERE Refund Policy Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can…

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Second Sundays: Sun, Wind, Water, & Rocks

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
$15

September 12 1p - 2:30pm Graeser Family Education Center $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 the Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom on the second Sunday of each month for an afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required. In this program:  Sun, Wind, Water, & Rocks Just because…

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