The Waterfront Botanical Gardens—a former landfill site redesigned by our team into 24 acres of lush, verdant, sustainable public space—opens today in Louisville, Kentucky. Opening ceremonies include a ribbon-cutting and the inauguration of the Graeser Family Education Center and plaza. The full landscape and gardens are scheduled to open in Spring 2020.
The design of the Graeser Family Education Center and surrounding gardens prioritizes wellness and sustainability, and is intended to engage visitors in conservation from entry to exit. It’s nestled among native plants with easy access to the outdoor plaza, is geothermally heated, and provides abundant daylight. The project will also feature a sustainability garden that includes edible, native, and nectar-producing plants that attract pollinators, and an on-site storm water treatment and collection system.