Nestled on over 64 acres of countryside in Crestwood, KY exist beautiful Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. In addition to the arboretum and surrounding gardens, Yew Dell offers nature trails, educational programs, ongoing research for gardening, and event space for your next corporate or family gathering. After your first few steps into the gardens, you’ll soon discover why Yew Dell Botanical Gardens has been listed as one on the Top 10 Destination Gardens in the United States by Horticulture magazine and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
True garden lovers already have next weekend, April 27 and 28, marked down on their calendars to attend Yew Dell’s annual plant and garden sale. Known for being one of their busiest weekends of the year, Yew Dell will kick off their spring gardening season by selling new plants and hosting tours, food, and children’s activities.
Yew Dell Gardens offer family fun programs throughout the year to explore nature: Join a scavenger hunt, participate in the Children in the Dell on Saturdays, or relax with Books N Blankets.
Yew Dell Gardens supports on-going research in horticulture and promotes sustainable gardening methods. Its new million dollar greenhouse scheduled to open this fall is super-efficient and solar/geothermal, complete with a green roof. Nurseries have been added for plant research, production, and vegetable variety trials. The High Tunnel on the property specializes in testing vegetables to extend the growing season.
Yew Dell Gardens offers a variety of settings for wedding, parties and corporate functions. The Cow Barn, once used for storing hay, has been transformed into a perfect site to host an event. The fieldstone castle provides a unique setting for smaller gatherings.
You will capture the beauty and history of Yew Dell Gardens that dates back to 1941 by taking one of their tours. Guests may choose from guided, self-guided, IPod, or hiking trails. Visitors will pass the romantic Secret Garden which founder Theodore Klein built for his wife and Overlook Garden designed by famous artist Andrian Bloom. Known as a first-rate plants man and self-taught artisan, Klein continued to expand and develop the impressive gardens and grounds until his death in 1998. His vision and work continues today.
Take time out and appreciate nature with a day trip to Yew Dell. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a family outing in the gardens.