National Parks / Natural World
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Crestwood
Where is it at?
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Road
Tel: 502 241-4788
Where are we going today?
If you LOVE nature, and LOVE gardens even more, than you might want to check out Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Kentucky!
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are all about gardening, nature, plants, and education - all found on a site with significant historical importance! You see, the home, gardens and nursery were all owed by Theodore Klein, but are now offering programs and events for families just like yours!
Yew Dell loves when families visit, so they have made sure that there are a wide variety of activities for kids, no matter what age.
The Backpacktivities are popular with those little ones, as these can be picked up from the Visitor Center and used on the grounds anytime - during any visit! These fun packs are filled with colored pencils, sketch pads, and even scavenger hunts. It's the perfect way for kids to have fun and explore the grounds!
Best of all - they are FREE!
The Book-N-Blanket Bags are also popular, as these are canvas tote bags that are filled with a blanket and nature themed children's books, so you can just relax out on the grass or in the shade and enjoy a book as a family!
Yew Dell also offer classes for kids every Saturday morning, which take advantage of the season and kids can enjoy nature walks, vegetable picking or planting, as well as crafts!
Who knew gardens could be so much FUN!
So grab those green thumbs in the family and head on down to Yew Dell for a fun day of nature!
How much does it cost?
- Children$7 (over 12 years)
- Free Under: 12 years
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Tues - Sat / 12pm - 4pm Sun.
Closed Mondays year round. Closed Sat - Mon late Dec to late March
You can arrange tours with more than 10 people in your party, and you can enjoy a boxed lunch as part of it, so book at least 2 weeks ahead for a fun day out of the classroom!.
Take a picnic and enjoy it out on the grass!.
Make sure you take plenty of bottled water with you!.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you look at the calendar of events so you don't miss the fun activities they might have planned for the family!.
Need a little extra help?
There are plenty of flat and paved areas for access.
The gardens are closed Kentucky Derby Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Jan 1. .
What people are saying?
by Thomas McShane
A very well known Botanical Garden on the international scale, but one of the best kept secrets of Oldham County. What is it like? BREATHTAKING!!! Even my three-year-olds can't wait to go there again, and I share the same sentiments. Become a member, but if you can't, then the admission price is well worth it.
by Melissa Garriott