Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Owensboro

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The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden (WKBG) is a botanical garden in Owensboro, Kentucky. The garden contains several themed gardens, including a large collection of daylilies with an American Hemerocallis Society-recognized display garden. Other gardens include a large herb garden, a rose garden, an English cottage garden, a Kentucky symbol quilt garden, a Japanese memorial garden, an ericaceous garden, the Moonlite Children’s garden, the University of Kentucky Extension display garden, and a Western Kentucky University experimental garden. The garden also includes several ponds and many works of public art, including insect and wind sculptures.

Buildings in the garden include a house donated and moved to the garden and used for administration offices and gatherings, a large gazebo, an educational classroom building with attached conservatory, an English Cottage, a Country Doctors office built in 1890, a Children’s Playhouse, and an antique ticket booth built in 1890.

WKBG is part of the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program.
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  • What a wonderful place! from the beginning to the end. I was welcomed by the director who was as sweet as can be and walked with me to the entrance where I paid. Once I entered the garden, there was.....  more
    What a wonderful place! from the beginning to the end. I was welcomed by the director who was as sweet as can be and walked with me to the entrance where I paid. Once I entered the garden, there was.....  more »
  • I went there with my out-of-town visitors and we had a good time. Even though it is the fall, there was lots to see. The gardens have been well kept and it was a treat to walk around and see it all. 
    I went there with my out-of-town visitors and we had a good time. Even though it is the fall, there was lots to see. The gardens have been well kept and it was a treat to walk around and see it all.  more »
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  • First time at botanical garden and enjoyed it. Just wished the maps/brochure and donation box was relocated from old entrance to new one. We did not find brochures until the end of our trip through garden. Easy walking paths throughout and benches available for those that need them or would just like to sit and enjoy the view.
  • A hidden gem located around an historic mansion. Great place for special events like bridal showers and weddings as was happening on the day we stopped for our first visit. We were greeted by a very friendly volunteer and enjoyed a beautiful walk in the gardens. What delightful place with many exhibits.

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