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Yew Dell Botanical Gardens (March 2012)

  • Monday, July 01, 2013

In honor of Yew Dell's 10th birthday, we are delighted to announce that this fall, we'll break ground on a stunning collection of brand new horticulture facilities; greenhouse, nurseries, headhouse; even event space around the new greenhouse. The project will be headlined by a new solar/geothermal greenhouse complete with green roof (on the north slope only!), plant growing and propagation space, teaching/workshop space and even the potential to host modest exhibits. The entire structure is being designed as an exhibit of low-energy-requiring construction for the green industry and will also serve as the nerve center of all Yew Dell's horticulture activities; teaching, research, production and display.

The greenhouse is being designed by Yew Dell staff in collaboration with Rough Brothers of Cincinnati, OH, one of the leading greenhouse/conservatory designers/fabricators in the US. The Rough team is working with the Louisville Architecture firm deLeon & Primmer Architectue Workshop - the award-winning architects who designed Yew Dell's Gheens Barn/Peyton Samuel Head Trust Pavilion and the more recent Visitor Center and Garden Shop. Both DPAW projects resulted in top design honors from the American Institute of Architects. The Kiel Thomson Company of Louisville, KY will serve as the general contractor - coordinating the process of turning the plans into reality. The Kiel Thomson Company was responsible for construction of Yew Dell's Visitor Center and Garden Shop which opened to national acclaim in 2010.