Louisville, Kentucky is home to the nation’s largest urban forest, offering amazing hiking trails, nature education programs, and spectacular views around every corner. Louisville also boasts over 120 picturesque parks, many created by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead who designed Central Park in New York City. With so much appreciation for nature and greenery, it’s no wonder the 2013 Audubon Park Garden Tour on Saturday, June 22 is such a huge draw. The fabulous garden displays in Louisville’s oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods reflect how much this pleasurable outdoor pastime has flourished within this dynamic city.
The Audubon Park Garden Club was founded in 1929 to showcase the beauty of the parks, and to encourage gardening among its members. In 2002, the Club began holding garden tours to show the more private side of Audubon Park. You can get an up close and personal preview of the amazing gardens you’ll see at the Louisville garden tour on a garden getaway to a Louisville, KY, bed and breakfast. Surrounded by 100-year-old trees and dozens of perennial flowerbeds, Pinecrest Cottage and Gardens is a late 1700’s gem. Innkeepers Nancy and Allen Morris are avid gardeners, who put just as much care into tending their prize flower beds as they put into making your bed and breakfast stay as pleasurable and as comfortable as possible.
Built in 1884, Central Park Bed & Breakfast is located in a neighborhood featuring America’s largest collection of Victorian homes. Listed on the National Historic Register, this B&B features seven rooms with period furnishings and immaculate hand craftsmanship in every nook of this three-story residence. Enjoy modern comforts even as you admire the stained glass windows, oak woodwork, and the intricately designed hardware of the home. Relax on the rear garden veranda or patio while indulging in the complimentary evening snacks.
The 12th Annual Audubon Park Garden Tour is sure to attract the birds and bees and all lovers of flora and fauna to Louisville. The stunning variety of flowerbed designs will encourage avid gardeners and horticulturists in training to roll up their sleeves and start planting in their own gardens.
Need more inspiration? Visit our “Glorious Gardens” Pinterest board for pictures of flowers in full bloom, and ideas on how you can make your garden a beautiful sight to behold.