The Waterfront Botanical Gardens (rendering at top) will be Louisville’s 23-acre, urban garden located in Metro Louisville, just blocks from downtown. With a view of the Ohio River, it is located at the corner of River Road and Frankfort Avenue and is on the outskirts of the hottest neighborhoods in Louisville, including Butchertown, NULU, and Clifton/Crescent Hill.
Ground has been broken on the initial phase of the gardens, which will focus on the Graser Family Education Center, its surrounding gardens, and the Beargrass Creek overlook. Proceeds from the 2018 Glenview Garden Tour will fund the plantings for the entry garden which will front Frankfort Avenue and and extend along the driveway as it climbs toward the Education Center. The plan for this garden has been prepared by Bob Hill of Hidden Hill Nursery and a WBG Board member, Tavia Cathcart Brown of the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and the WBG Horticulture Committee.
Money from previous tours has gone to support Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Cabbage Patch Seed-to-Table, the Egg Lawn at the Parklands at Floyds Fork, and Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, seen above.