Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden celebrates Conservatory Opening with Ribbon Cutting

bot garden manOWENSBORO, Ky. (5/14/13) – On Thursday, May 9, the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden held its official ribbon cutting for its conservatory. The event was held in conjunction with the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce.

The Conservatory is an addition to the Garden that has been in the works for almost six years, according to Bill Tyler, who operates the garden. Funding was established through the Bill Young Charitable Foundation and matching grants, with construction being completed by Donnie Hagan Construction and Texas Green House Corporation.

Tyler said that this year there is a large variety of orchids in the green house, as well as a selection of tropical and subtropical plants. Specifically, banana plants, ferns, and cacti will be housed in the conservatory.

This year, in conjunction with the Botanical Garden’s educational program, Tyler said that they will start a seed program so that students can come in during the winter and see plants grow in the conservatory setting in their off season.

“The addition of the conservatory represents a tourist attraction in the community for years to come,” said Tyler. “Everything it has accomplished has been far beyond our dreams so far.”

Bill Tyler was a doctor practicing internal medicine in Owensboro for over 30 years, and operated a bed and breakfast with his wife, Susie, on the property adjacent to the Botanical Garden before retiring from medicine. Board members told SurfKY news that Tyler donated the land to be used as the Botanical Garden.

 “We just wanted to join the Chamber of Commerce because I believe we have the same goals,” said Tyler, adding that those goals were to see Owensboro grow and to bring tourism to the area.

“We have a wonderful board who worked very hard to get us where we are today,” Tyler told the crowd gathered on Thursday.

The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden offers self-guided or guided tours of the gardens, education programs for students, as well as renting the grounds out for luncheons, business meetings, and workshops. The Garden is opened from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. Members are admitted free. Non-members pay an admission fee of $5, seniors pay $3, and students pay $1.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
2/6/2014 - posted
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
2/6/2014 - posted
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
2/6/2014 - posted

In Other News...

City of Nortonville Special Called Meeting Sept. 23

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — The City of Nortonville will hold a special called meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Monday, Sept.… Read More
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 19, 2014 4608

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 20, 2014 3479

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3402

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 18, 2014 3042

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 19, 2014 2828

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3402

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2828

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 18, 2014 1888

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1804

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 1486

My Kentucky Roads - Twin Maples Farm in…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 20, 2014 1062

Man Charged with Theft After KSP…

in Top Stories by Alexis McGee
September 19, 2014 868

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 19, 2014 839

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 18, 2014 681

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 18, 2014 503

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 20, 2014 3479

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 20, 2014 1598

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 983

Third Suspect Charged in Greenville Home…

in Top Stories by MCITF PIO Wes Miller
September 22, 2014 650

Hundreds Turn Out for Greenville Festival

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 585

Muhlenberg Bass Team Members Score…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06