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Old 12-12-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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Has anyone heard anything about an estimated time for finishing this project? I happened to see a sign for its future home while I was out and about a few weeks ago and found a website, but didn't see any info about when it might be completed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:25 AM
 
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This was being planned/proposed/talke about for years. At one time there was talk about using the old UofL Shelby Campus as a site, but nothing ever came of it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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That's too bad. Hopefully something will come of it. There's an awesome one in the Columbus, OH area I really like going to and I was hoping for one down here too
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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That's too bad. Hopefully something will come of it. There's an awesome one in the Columbus, OH area I really like going to and I was hoping for one down here too
Last i heard, it is still in the works, but the city has a lot on its plate with the Louisville Loop under construction, the multi billion dollar bridges project now broken ground, and now the proposed local sales tax hike to raise money for city improvements, and of course the continued NBA recruitment efforts just to name a few things going on. Louisville is changing fast.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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Last i heard, it is still in the works, but the city has a lot on its plate with the Louisville Loop under construction, the multi billion dollar bridges project now broken ground, and now the proposed local sales tax hike to raise money for city improvements, and of course the continued NBA recruitment efforts just to name a few things going on. Louisville is changing fast.
Don't get me started on the bridges project. The Floyds Fork park project looks like it's going to be great, and the Loop as well. Selfishly though, the conservatory would be closer to home for me, ha. I'm a little indifferent about the NBA coming. Good for the Yum Center, but more congestion downtown and it's not something I would want to pay to go to with any regularity.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:54 AM
 
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I figure since there is already Bernheim Forest and that Yew Dell gardens there are two botanitcal/aborteteum type places in town.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Well, they had an article today about the gardens getting their lease from the city. Still 7-10 years out from completion I think it said, but at least it's moving forward.

http://www.courier-journal.com/artic...rbox|text|Home

I've been meaning to get down to Berheim, but I hadn't head of Yew Dell. I may have to check that out sometime. Have you been?
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Well, they had an article today about the gardens getting their lease from the city. Still 7-10 years out from completion I think it said, but at least it's moving forward.

http://www.courier-journal.com/artic...rbox|text|Home

I've been meaning to get down to Berheim, but I hadn't head of Yew Dell. I may have to check that out sometime. Have you been?
The Botanical Gardens WILL happen. It just may be a few years. I know someone on the inside there. Louisville is building a world class mid sized city.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:51 AM
 
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I figure since there is already Bernheim Forest and that Yew Dell gardens there are two botanitcal/aborteteum type places in town.
Yes but the issue has always been that in most major cities that have botanical gardens, the gardens are not to far from the city. There is a great deal of potential for revenue, conventions, tourists, and more by having one within 5 miles of downtown.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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Waterfront Botanical Gardens is a 23 acre site at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, and borders the Beargrass Creek Cut. It lies about 1 mile east of downtown Louisville, near the Big Four walking bridge. The site is a former landfill site, which has been capped since the late 1960's. The focus of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens will complement Bernheim Arboretum and Yew Dell Gardens, which are located 25 miles and 19 miles, respectively, from downtown Louisville.

Botanical gardens can take anywhere from 5 - 20 years to build, depending on funding and site development issues.
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