Yew Dell is an internationally-recognized center of gardening, plants and education, all offered in a stunning site of significant historical importance. Originally the home, gardens and commercial nursery of the late Theodore Klein and his family, Yew Dell now offers the public exceptional display gardens, an ambitious slate of education programs and community events, ongoing garden plant research, hiking trails and event rental opportunities.

Yew Dell is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Preservation Partner Project of the Garden Conservancy, a national non-profit dedicated to saving the nation’s most exceptional gardens.


  • Plan your Summer visits to Yew Dell!  Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, 12pm-4pm.  Click here for our COVID-19 visitor guidelines and most recent updates.
  • Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series is back!  Starts Thursday, July 2 through Thursday, August 27. Limited capacity. Click here for details.
  • Children in the Dell goes virtual for Summer 2020! Click here to view our video archive.
  • We have plants for sale in our online plant shop.  Click here to shop our amazing plant collection online!
  • We currently have one job opportunity available:  Grounds Assistant. Click here to learn more.

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Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

For today’s #WelcomeBackWednesday , we’re highlighting the gardens around the Mary F. Rounsavall Pavilion! If you come out to the first concert in our Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series tomorrow night, you’ll be able to see the beauty in person! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series starts tomorrow! First up is Wayward Feet, a Beatles cover band.

A few things to remember when planning your
Thursday evening trip to the gardens:

-There can only be 150 people on the grounds at one time. Once we’ve reached 150 capacity, we will close admissions.

-The grounds will close at 4 pm. Admission for the event will open at 5 pm.
No pre-purchased entry is available.
Music starts at 7 pm.

-Please bring a mask for admission, restrooms, and any time you may be unable to properly social distance from your friends.

-Service dogs only.

-Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

-BYOP (bring your own picnic)
Our friends down the road at Red Pepper Deli are offering a special dinner box on Thursday nights, so pick up dinner on your way to the gardens!

-We'll have bourbon from our good friends and sponsors Kentucky Artisan Distillery, a small selection of wine, soda and water, and new this year West Sixth Brewing will be serving a selection of their beer. No outside alcohol is allowed.

-Bar accepts credit cards.

Additional information can be found at: yewdellgardens.org/event/bourbon-and-botanicals/
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Join Sayde Heckman, Yew Dell’s Garden and Arboretum Manager, for a #oneminuteworkshop to promote her upcoming virtual class: “Insects-The Gardens’ Greatest Gift” on Sunday, July 12th from 1-2:30 pm. Sayde and Yew Dell’s resident beekeeper, Claude Nutt, will teach you how to attract a diverse range of insects to support a healthy garden. To purchase tickets, follow this link: yewdellgardens.org/event/insects-the-gardens-greatest-gift-virtual-workshop-and-pollinator-plant/ #YDworkshops ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet our new Horticulture Apprentice, Megan Johnson!
Megan is a recent graduate from Oregon State University with a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Forestry and Ecological Landscapes. She loves everything outdoors; hiking, biking, swimming, and of course plants. Megan is very excited to experience all that is Yew Dell and to get to know the area! #newtoyew
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#MandalaMonday brought to you by the beautiful rainbow 🌈 of colors blooming in the garden. This past week, we turned our feed into a rainbow. Did you notice? We celebrate diversity, in humans and plants alike. It takes all kinds of love to grow a garden!#happypride ... See MoreSee Less

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