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Metro Parks Newsroom

Annual Plant and Herb Sale, April 12 & 13 At Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, Noon to 3 p.m. (An Early Bird Sale will take place Friday, April 11, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

The Riverside Garden Club will offer a variety of herbs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, Kentucky native species, heirloom tomatoes, gardening items and good gardening advice!

This year, Riverside’s Garden Club will offer a free presentation on “Heirloom Gardening” by Jeff Masters, a doctoral candidate in the University of Louisville’s Biology program. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m on Sunday, April 13, in the Riverside Visitors Center. Those who attend the presentation can plan to shop for plants before or after the presentation.

All proceeds of the sale support the historic gardening program at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing and its mission to interpret historic farm life on the Ohio River. Riverside’s Garden Club maintains a kitchen garden near the Farnsley-Moremen House where volunteers grow heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers. Interpretive programs and events about historic gardening are part of Riverside’s offerings at various times throughout the year.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is a nearly 300-acre historic property on the Ohio River in southwest Louisville. The Farnsley-Moremen House will be open for tours (admission info below) during its regular business hours on April 12 and 13.

For more information: 502/935-6809 or email

Regular Hours of Operation: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is open for guided tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Riverside is closed every Monday.) Admission for tours of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House: $6/Adults; $5/Seniors; $3/Children (ages 6-12); Children 5 and under are free.

Directions to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing from Downtown Louisville: Take I-65 to the Gene Snyder Freeway West. Go approximately 9 miles on the Gene Snyder. After crossing over Dixie Highway, take a left at the stop light onto Lower River Road. The entrance to Riverside will be on your right after about 1/8 mile.