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Metro Parks Newsroom

April events to showcase Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Monday April 5, 2010

Local residents are encouraged to enjoy the springtime beauty and tranquility at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, with two events during April at the 1830s-era historic site, located along the Ohio River in southwest Louisville.

Riverside’s annual plant and herb sale will take place on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18, and the yearly Derby Brunch on the River follows on Sunday, April 25.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring these two events back to Riverside and southwest Louisville,” said Patti Linn, site manager. “Visitors always enjoy the plant sale and Derby brunch, and it gives us an opportunity to really showcase the historic home and grounds – which are beautiful this time of year.”

  • Riverside Plant & Herb Sale ~ Saturday, April 17, 2010 - Sunday, April 18, 2010
    Purchase annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, seeds and more for your home garden. A pre-order form is already available on Riverside’s Web site, The sale will take place on Saturday, April 17th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, April 18th from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Derby Brunch on the River ~ Sunday, April 25, 2010
    Kick off Derby Week with a traditional Kentucky breakfast on the banks of the Ohio River. Enjoy bluegrass music, bid on fantastic items in a silent auction, and take tours of the Farnsley-Moremen House. Once again, the Mistress of Ceremonies will be WAVE-TV's Dawne Gee. Tickets are $50 per person and $400 for a table of eight. You can see a public invitation to the event, as well as the menu at

About Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing:
Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the Farnsley-Moremen House is the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic site in Louisville, Kentucky, called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Built circa 1837, the house stands as a testament to the important role agriculture along the river played in the development of our country. The historic site is operated by Metro Parks, with support from a non-profit board, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc. A modern Visitors Center houses an auditorium, museum exhibits and a museum store. The address is 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, Ky. 40272. For directions, visit