This weekend John and I managed to sneak in a walk through Yewdell Gardens before the rain took away our beautiful blue skies. John grew up exploring Yewdell with his best friend George Klien. George Kleins grandparents created Yewdell Gardens.
Yewdell is a gorgeous horticulture experience nestled in Crestwood, Ky. There is an amazing history behind this special place. It's creators, Theodore & Martha Klein, turned their 33 acre private property into the most exquisite garden, with a collection of well over one thousand different plant species from around the world, as well as many he created from cross genus development.
Theodore built several unique buildings on the property, including a full size castle. You can still go inside and tour the castle now. While walking through the garden, John entertained me with many stories of childhood with George and his family.
When Theodore died, his family with the help of many others turned this unique garden into a historical preservation, open to the public. They have a Membership Club you can be part of, as well as many events throughout the year. Many weddings are held in the garden each year as well. You have to book pretty well in advance to get your turn though!
Even through today the Klein family continue to be a big part in the continued care and maintenance of this gorgeous garden today.