spring / summer Hours


wednesday: 10am – 4pm

thursday: 10am – 7pm

Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: 12PM – 4pm


** Please note that the Beargrass Creek Pathway gate closes one hour ahead of the main gate at Frankfort Ave.


General Admission: FREE


Wheelchair accessible. No wheelchairs available onsite for use.





Gardens Street Address

1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206


Gardens Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5056
Louisville, KY 40255


Phone: (502) 276 – 5404
Email: info@waterfrontgardens.org



FREE PARKING for guests is available on our paved/gravel lot outside the Graeser Family Education Center.

Bicycle parking is available onsite.


Please follow the link below to review helpful and frequently asked questions, including important details on general garden etiquette.



Click here to download the map

Private Group Visits

We offer guided educational tours of the Gardens for guests to enjoy together!

Group Tours are available during regular operating hours, March – October, and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Each tour is between 45 – 60 minutes and recommended for guests ages 16 and up.


group tour information


View our chronolog station!

Chronolog is a new community/citizen science project that helps researchers and land managers install photo stations at environmentally significant locations. Using a photo station (pictured above), any citizen scientist can take photos from a standardized point of view and submit them to be included in a crowd-sourced time lapse. The station pictured below is placed on the Beargrass Creek Greenway next to Waterfront Botanical Gardens. The gate between the Greenway and the Gardens is open during regular business hours. It closes one hour prior to the Gardens’ closing time.