Gardeners’ Fair and Silent Auction
This annual event offers visitors the chance to purchase flowers, herbs and planters along with a variety of tools, artistic and practical gardening accessories, wrought iron sculptures, water gardens and antique yard furniture among other delightful finds.
Professionals will be on hand to answer questions and help solve your garden problems.
The silent auction, a fundraiser for Historic Locust Grove, will scores of offerings from antiques, quilts and other handiwork to art, gardening accessories and valuable gift certificates.
General admission to the event, which includes a tour of Historic Locust Grove, is $5, or $3 for seniors and children age 6 to 12.
Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark on 55 acres of the original 694 acre farm established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan in 1790. William Croghan was the brother-in-law and surveying partner of George Rogers Clark, founder of Louisville and Revolutionary War hero. George Rogers Clark spent the last nine years of his life at Locust Grove, from 1809 until his death in 1818.
Locust Grove also hosted three U.S. Presidents, Monroe, Jackson and Taylor, and was a stopping point for famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark upon their return from their expedition to the Pacific. In addition, Locust Grove was home to numerous enslaved African-Americans who lived and worked on the farm and contributed to its success. Locust Grove tells the story of George Rogers Clark, early Kentucky history, western expansion and everyday life on the frontier.
Locust Grove is owned by Louisville Metro Government and operated by Historic Locust Grove, Inc.