Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens to open this week


>>THERE’S BEEN SO MANY PEOPLE
WHO HAVE POURED THEIR HEART AND
SOUL INTO THIS PLACE, FOR THIS
TO OPEN IT’S GOING TO B ALEX: IT’S A PROJECT THAT’S BEEN
A LONG TIME COMING, BUT
WATERFRONT BOTANICAL GARDENS IS
FINALLY READY FOR VISITORS.>>YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A
POLLINATOR GARDEN, AN EDIBLE
GARDEN. THIS IS GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL
PLACE FOR KIDS TO COME AND LEARN
ABOUT NATURE. ALEX: THE GRAESER FAMILY
EDUCATION CENTER IS COMPLETE,
THE BUILDING IS MOSTLY GLASS,
AND FEATURES DONORS NAMES
THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN. BUT THIS IS JUST PHASE ONE OF
THE PROJECT.>>BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE
THE BEGINNING OF WHAT IS TO BE. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE CENTER
PART OF THE CITY REALLY. ALEX: FINAL TOUCHES ARE BEING
MADE ON LANDSCAPING, WATER
FOUNTAINS AND A WATERWALL, WITH
A VIEW OF DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE.>>WE’RE LOCATED IN AN AREA THAT
IS COMPLETELY TRANSFORMING. WE’VE GOT THE SOCCER STADIUM
ACROSS THE STREET THE BIG FOUR
BRIDGE WE’VE GOT WATERFRONT PARK
ALEX: A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN
DISCOVER, GROW AND EXPLORE
NATURE IN AN URBAN AREA.>>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL
FLOWERS BEAUTIFUL PLANTS,
WONDERFUL PATHS, PLACES TO WALK
YOU CAN BRING YOUR ANIMAL UP
HERE IT’S GOING TO BE FANTASTIC. ALEX: THIS FIRST PHASE COST
ABOUT $10 MILLION, IN TOTAL,
KING SAYS THE PROJECT WILL COST
ABOUT $65 MILLION. THAT INCLUDES A CHILDREN’S
GARDEN, VISITORS CENTER AND A
BEAR GRASS CREEK OVERLOOK.>>IT’S JUST A WONDERFUL PROCESS
OF WHAT WE’VE SEEN HAPPEN, IN
THE LAST FEW WEEKS IT’S BEEN A
TRANSFORMATION. ALEX: ALEX DURHAM, WLKY NE