January 2018: Our First Artist in Residence
The Garden welcomes our first Artist in Residence. Join us in welcoming Austin Casebolt, a recent graduate of Morehead State University and new art teacher at Daviess County High School. Austin will be focusing his artistic energies in the Moonlite Children's Garden and will offer various artistic opportunitiea at several of our events throughout the year. Look for him painting The Garden soon! Our new artist in residence program is made possible by Ken and Moretta Bosley.
November 13th 2017: The Garden Unveiled Our New Smart Flower
The Smart Flower may appear to be one strange botanical but in truth, this 16 foot beauty is The Garden's first step toward a more sustainable future. The twelve solar "petals" comprise a 2,500 watt flower array that tilts to follow the sun throughout the day. The solar energy collected helps to power The Garden's facilities. The productivity of the array is monitored and the data collected will become part of a new educational exhibit in our Classroom Building. Our newest addition was made possible by the Charles D. Ralph Estate and the Charles Mason Ralph Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. This is the first Smart Flower in the state of Kentucky and represents The Garden's strong stand for conservation and education. Read more...
June 23rd 2016: "A Bouquet for Marjorie" was Dedicated
This sculpture was dedicated in June 2016 in memory of Marjorie Hager. It was gifted by the Marjorie M. Hager Fund for The Arts. Marjorie was a longtime friend and supporter of The Garden. Artist Darin K. Evans created and installed this sculpture which stands 21 feet tall, 15.5-feet wide, and 69 feet in circumference. The basket holds 21 cubic yards (45,000 pounds) of dirt - one dump truck load. The work is also a sundial and an equinox and solstice calendar through its casting a shadow on the grass. Darin Evans is a kinetic metal artist in Owensboro who conceptualizes, designs, and fabricates sensational art with flair. The "Bouquet for Marjorie" is a near- World Record sized basket and a beautiful addition to the public art located in The Garden.