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Locust Grove Is In Bloom This May

24th Annual Gardeners’ Fair
Friday, May 10 | Saturday, May 11 | Sunday, May 12
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors’ Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck.

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here.

Elmwood Inn Mother’s Day Tea
Sunday, May 12, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Celebrate spring and all mothers everywhere with this elegant and fun cream tea! This afternoon cream tea will feature scones, sandwiches, and cakes and a selection of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.
Tea seatings will be at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. $25 per person; tea tickets include admission to the 24th Annual Gardeners’ Fair and Silent Auction. Reservations are required; call 502-897-9845.

Punch with the President: Thomas Jefferson and George Rogers Clark
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm

Thomas Jefferson and George Rogers Clark were mutual supporters in military ventures and politics, as well as in the exploration of western lands. The two men, who grew up just a few miles apart in Albemarle County, Virginia, shared an interest in natural history, prehistory, and in Native American lore and language. Their correspondence over many years is a window into the conquering and development of the early American west. From excavating Mammoth bones to confiding about political intrigue, this talk by Locust Grove historian Gwynne Potts will reveal the respectful bond between two very different personalities.

Tickets: $15/$12 for Locust Grove members. Reservations required; call 502-897-9845. Admission includes one drink ticket.

Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary
Wednesday, May 29 – Friday, July 5

This exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History examines Hamilton’s central role during the Revolutionary War and Founding period in creating the economic, constitutional, social, journalistic, political, and foreign policy templates for modern America. Using reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New-York Historical Society, and drawing on recent scholarship about Alexander Hamilton, this traveling exhibition helps students learn that Hamilton was a statesman and visionary whose life shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death.

On view daily: May 29 – July 5, 2019

Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

For more information about these events, please contact Hannah Zimmerman, Marketing and Communications Director at or call 502.897.9845 x108. 

Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro Road and River Road), Louisville, KY 40207. For more information call 502.897.9845 or visit

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