The Botany of Derby Workshop : Official Travel Source

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April 26th

The Botany of Derby Workshop

  • Admission: $35 Yew Dell Members, $45 General
  • Location: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
  • 6220 Old La Grange Rd.
  • Crestwood, Kentucky 40014
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Contact: Susan Lucas
  • Email:
  • Phone: 502-241-4788 x1007

The Botany of Derby Workshop

It may be “The Run for the Roses,” but there are multiple plants involved in the Kentucky Derby. In this relaxed workshop, Alissandra Ayala, a biology graduate student from University of Louisville, will fill us in about hay, pecans, mulberry leaves, and other plants (including roses), and how these botanical treasures contribute to the most exciting two minutes in sports. Hands down, you’ll never look at Derby quite the same way!

We’ll include a Kentucky Colonel mint plant with your ticket, so you can start growing your Derby Garden!


Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is the former home, garden, and commercial nursery of the late nursery...