We were let down when Louisville’s gardens and nature spaces had to close because of COVID-19, but we understood the need to promote social distancing. Now that some of our favorite places are reopening, we’re ready to go! Just make sure to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from strangers.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens | 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood
yewdellgardens.org | Prices and times vary
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens boasts 60 acres of gardens (with trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials) and more than a mile of hiking trails with three ponds and plenty of wildlife. Lots of room to distance! In fact, as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the Gardens requires it, along with other rules such as limited capacity and no cash payment, cards only.
Waterfront Botanical Gardens | 1435 Frankfort Ave. | waterfrontgardens.org
Free | Times vary
Just five months after its grand opening, Waterfront Botanical Gardens had to shut down to the public because of COVID-19. Now might be your first chance to visit. The attraction features three different gardens, including a pollinator and Kentucky native garden; one with daylillies, shrubs and companion perennials; and a third with shade and flowering trees over grasses, sedges, flowering shrubs and wildflowers.