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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  • Super lovely with lots of flowers in bloom plus amazing sculptures! We especially liked the solar sunflower and windmill. Just a great place! We will return to see the 500 day lilies in bloom in...  more »
  • If gardening and horticulture are your thing, you must go here when you are in the area! The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has trial gardens out there and have hosted...  more »
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  • Nice place to walk around and view some pretty flowers and beautiful garden scapes. A few sculptures can be found throughout the gardens. A few of the locations were in disarray and need of attention, the pond was entirely covered in algae, and some of the spots had missing plants or dead plants. But overall a very nice experience.
  • A wonderful place for a walk. Great mix of themed gardens, art installations, and green space. Truly an awe inspiring collection of day lilies.

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