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Waterfront Botanical Gardens

is a 23-acre urban botanical garden located in Louisville , Kentucky , at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue , just east of downtown . The site is a former landfill that was closed in the 1970s and capped with approximately 25 feet of dirt and fill material covered with grass planting . The gardens are open weekly to the public for self-guided walking tours and scheduled educational programming . For hours , information on visiting and / or upcoming programs , visit
www . waterfrontgardens . org .
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