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Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Address: 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Phone Number: 502-241-4788
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Crestwood
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Louisville's 33-acre public botanical garden & horticulture research center offers magnificent...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Louisville's 33-acre public botanical garden & horticulture research center offers magnificent garden displays & family friendly gardening activities for all levels. Stroll the spacious grounds that are home to stunning and varied gardens featuring an expansive plant collection of beautiful, rare & unusual specimens. Visit our stone castle and Yew Dell's award winning Bank Bark & Pavilion. Offering year-round activities from casual plant walks & guided tours to first-rate workshops and lectures. Yew Dell will inspire the gardener in everyone.
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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On our way from Ontario to Texas we visited here to check out the miniature castle and collections. It was surprisingly peaceful and very beautiful. Some FANTASTIC specimens (weeping white pine, contorted European beech, white pine and stunning hollies) a nice little gift shop as well and an artisan bourbon distillery next-door :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Yew Dell is a very nice botanical garden with numerous plants and flowers available for viewing. The plants have identification tags in front of them so they can be readily identified. Their gift shop is very cute and is located in an old tobacco barn on the site. Yew Dell has many volunteer opportunities as well as workshops for helping... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yew Dell Botanical Garden is a lovely oasis of green plants and trees in Crestwood, KY, about 18 miles from Louisville. The collection of rare and unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials is not to be missed. The Holly Allee provides a scenic walkway through the lawn area and is often used by bridal parties. There is always something flowering, three... More 

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Manhattan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great place to hold an event such as a beautiful wedding and reception. Interesting gardens, buildings, and space to enjoy. The restored barn is an open and warm space.

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yew Dell is a very beautiful property. The little chapel is very charming. The vast amount of plant varieties was amazing.

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New Richmond, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were in town and looking for some holiday events. The only bad thing is that it was pouring rain. The train display was cute and my daughter really loved the scavenger hunt. The castle is a beautiful building. Seeing Santa and sipping hot chocolate was a great way to spend a dreary afternoon. The staff was friendly and very... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Visited Yew Dell to walk the grounds, see the model train exhibit and see Santa! We enjoyed hot chocolate and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere as we enjoyed the seasonal music.

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have visited Yew Dell twice in two different seasons and are planning to make it a regular stop throughout the year. Each time we have appreciated the diversity of plants and been exposed to many we have never seen before. This has inspired us to try some new plants & to utilize others in new and interesting ways in... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Absolutely beautiful. What a great place to visit and see what types of plants can be grown in the Kentucky climate and soils. Laid back and relaxed environment allows you to explore the gardens at your own pace.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I visited Yew Dell for a wedding. The grounds were gorgeous and the wedding setting was absolutely perfect along with the reception which was held in the barn. It is very peaceful here.

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