Garden Destinations: Yew Dell Garden, KY

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I’m finding plenty of inspiration at Yew Dell Gardens in Louisville, KY — and I haven’t even been there.  There is a Tobacco barn which has me off on a design tangent (did you know that all tobacco barns have three things? – gabled roofs, frame construction, and some system of ventilation -and from those basic tenants, designs can get pretty interesting).

Yew Dell has converted a Tobacco barn into a visitor center that is notably modern despite its historical roots.
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The site has other interesting architecture (both new and old) and it a place that the Garden Conservancy helped to establish as a public resource after a long history as a private estate garden and nursery.

I am jealous of their Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhly grass — I so crave a whirl of pink frothiness! — but I think I am just a zone too cold).

Have you visited this garden?  What inspired you in this place?

images (top) by  for, Allen Bush for Daily Yonder, Todd Pellow (a beautifully talented wedding phtographer in the Louisville area), (bottom) TripadvisorinhabitatTodd Pellow, Hello Louisville and Artist at exit O riverblog.


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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Amanda D on September 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    If you are ever in that area, seeing the Yew Dell Gardens in person is a real treat. And the tobacco barn that has been revamped is amazing!!

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