The creation of self-taught master craftsman and nurseryman Theodore Klein, this 30-acre property in Crestwood, KY, features open farmland transformed into Arts-and-Crafts-style gardens with unusual specimens and classic stone structures.
After Klein’s death and the formation of a board of community volunteers to purchase the property, we helped develop the master plan and the technical strategies needed to preserve Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for the enjoyment and education of the public.
Mary F. Rounsavall Pavilion is completed.
New horticulture center, nurseries, and greenhouse open, expanding space for both propagation and educational programs.
Ground breaks for a new greenhouse and horticulture center.
Listing on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.
Opening of a new, architectural award-winning visitor center and garden shop.
Opening of the gardens to the public.
Restoration of the farm’s historic barn.
Friends of Yew Dell purchase the farm and establish a relationship with the Garden Conservancy. Current Executive Director, Paul Cappiello, begins tenure as part-time director.
The nonprofit Yew Dell, Inc. and Friends of Yew Dell are formed after Klein's death in 1998.
Purchase by Theodore Klein, and his wife, Martha Sangeter Klein.
For more information, visit yewdellgardens.org.