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Address: 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Phone Number: 502-241-4788
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Louisville's 33-acre public botanical garden & horticulture research...

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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Easy walking tour. Plenty of plants to see and many are named. We went when the sculpture exhibit was going on. Couldn't afford anything, but would have loved to. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Easy walking tour. Plenty of plants to see and many are named. We went when the sculpture exhibit was going on. Couldn't afford anything, but would have loved to. Very interesting. A wedding was being prepared for and some of the people showed up while we were there. Would recommend it for an outdoor wedding. Beautiful setting. May have some... More 

Thank louisvillesteve
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The gardens are just lovely. I wished I had more time to walk around and explore. We held a meeting in the barn - acoustics were challenging but the site had many places for small breakout discussions. The catering was not very good - unfortunately we needed to use their recommended caterer. But if you are looking for a place... More 

Thank Marybeth58
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

There wasn't much in bloom during my late August visit, still a few tranquil hours strolling along forested paths is a great way to unwind and enjoy a park like setting. Tours are self guided. Take as much (or as little) time as you need in the various sections of the gardens. Bring a book, find a bench and lose... More 

Thank Ed77077
Louisville, Kentucky
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a place you could definitely visit multiple times. They have events going on throughout the year, and plenty of path to walk. I loved seeing all of the different types of birds and animals that live there! There's also a hiking path that is decently long, about half an hour to walk. The castle on the grounds is... More 

Thank Brynn S
Crestwood, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Need an afternoon to just unwind surrounded by nature in all it's glory? Head to Yew Dell Gardens. Upon entering the grounds you'll instantly feel a little more at peace - a little more refreshed - a little more relaxed. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beautifully maintained gardens and grounds, do a little shopping in the gift shop stocked... More 

Thank IWannaHIke
Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a beautiful place for relaxation, educational opportunities or just to see some of God's creation. It is well cared for and the workers are great at explaining the various parts of the gardens - you can tell they enjoy their jobs. There are some lovely surprises as you tour and the history of the place is interesting. The... More 

Thank Karla P
Louisville, Kentucky
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275 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We weren't there for an event, just a wLk around and photoshoot. 250 photos layer, I was already in love with this place. So much to see and take in....from The Castle to the trees...to hosta or cacti...just perfect.

1 Thank Ben S
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wife and I went on Mother's day, it was pretty quiet and $10 admission. Parking lot was easy access and you enter thru the gift shop with very friendly staff. There are some structures on the site but most of it was an extremely wide variety of trees, shrubs, and various and sundry plants from all over the world. Grounds... More 

2 Thank wagnekk
Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A wonderful and peaceful setting perfect for an afternoon stroll alone or a wedding reception for hundreds. Lots of unusual plant species, with lovely rolling hills of Kentucky. Only a few miles from Louisville, enjoy the pastoral views.

Thank twistabout
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you get a chance to come visit, do so! Weddings, parties, or just go and look around, it's all worth your time. Enjoy and don't be rushed, take your time, it is well worth it!

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