Kentucky Derby Museum, in partnership with Churchill Downs Racetrack, announces new Greenhouse and Garden Tour
Get a behind-the-scenes look at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack's Horticultural Center and grounds
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 8, 2017) - See the beauty of Churchill Downs Racetrack like never before with the Kentucky Derby Museum's brand-new Greenhouse and Garden Van & Walking Tour!
This new, one-of-a-kind experience will take guests on a two-and-a-half hour tour that begins at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Guests will be transported by van to the racetrack's 12,000 square foot Horticultural Center and learn first-hand what it takes to keep the grounds beautiful on Kentucky Derby Day and beyond from Churchill Downs Horticulture Director Matt Bizzell.
Gardening gurus will love learning about not only the types of flowers and plants that are grown on-site, but also the care and history of the track's gardens and surrounding property. Tour guests will then return to the Museum for lunch in the Derby Café featuring the Kentucky Garden Cobb salad, followed by general admission to the Museum to explore two-floors of interactive exhibits.
"We are excited to partner once again with Churchill Downs Racetrack to offer this unique opportunity for our visitors," Patrick Armstrong, President of the Kentucky Derby Museum said. "There's been a long-time interest in touring this sought after area of the track. Our local and out of town guests will most certainly enjoy this exclusive experience."
Just two dates are currently available for this exclusive tour, March 15th and April 5th. The tour, limited to just 14 people, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and is $99 per person.
(Please note: due to van restrictions, guests must be at least nine years old to participate.)
For tickets and more information, please visit here.