June 2-8, 2019 is National Garden week. In celebration, get out for some quiet time or bring the whole family and visit the many gardens and floral displays that Lexington has to offer! Free access gardens are listed below:
The Arboretum, Kentucky’s State Botanical Garden, 500 Alumni Drive
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Waveland Historical Site perennial and herb gardens, 225 Waveland Museum Drive
The Women’s Rememberance Garden at Wellington Park, 565 Wellington Way
Ronald McDonald House garden, 1300 Sports Center Drive
Gardens at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road
Lexington Cemetaery, 833 W. Main Street
Ashland Terrace garden, 475 S. Ashland
Wolf Run wildflower reclamation area in Gardenside Park, 1835 Yorktown Road
Isaac Murphy Art Garden, 3rd Street and Midland Avenue
Native Plant Garden at Woodland Park, 601 E. High Street
Flower planters in downtown Lexington
Corridor gardens: Richmond Road, Clays Mill Road at Wellington Way, Chevy Chase at High Street and Kentucky Avenue
The Gardenside Green Thumb Garden Club extends an invitation to join in a celebration of the installation of an art Book Bench at Waveland Historical Site, 225 Waveland Museum Lane, on Sunday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m.
The bench was designed by artist Michelle Armstrong, inspired by the book Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.
Gardenside Green Thumb maintains the walled Herb Garden, recently redesigned, at Waveland. The garden is also a designated Monarch Butterfly Way Station.
Activities for children as well as art, music, and books will be available. There is no admission fee to the event, but donations are welcome.