Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Plants & Gardens

Plants & Collections

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is committed to offering the best the plant world has to offer for the nursery and garden. Through aggressive efforts in plant collection, new plant development, evaluation and display, Yew Dell works to provide valuable information and support to gardeners and nursery industry members.

Follow the links on this page to learn more about our local and international plant collecting activities, our evaluation research projects, new plant breeding, plant promotion through the Theodore Klein Plant Awards program, our partnerships and conservation work. Our plant collections database is also available online so you can search and locate specific plants growing on the grounds.


Yew Dell Plant Collections Through the Seasons

Yew Dell is known for its extensive plant collections displayed throughout the grounds. There are plants in bloom 12 months of the year, exhibited in gardens in a wide range of styles.

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Plant Database and Mapping

Peruse our searchable collections database for a specific plant. Find out where your favorite plant is growing on the grounds.

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Plant Collection Activities

Follow our staff on plant collecting trips across Kentucky and around the world. Become a Yew Dell Facebook fan and follow all our activities for even more detail.

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Theodore Klein Plant Awards

This program promotes superior woody and herbaceous plants for Kentucky landscapes. Named for one of the patriarchs of the Kentucky nursery industry, the program names each year, plants that offer excellent ornamental and performance characteristics in the Kentucky climate. Award winners are selected each year by a panel of plant professionals representing Yew Dell, the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association, University of Kentucky Landscape and Nursery program, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture

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