Horticulture

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Louisville’s Horticulture program cares for approximately 22 annual beds and 270 perennial and shrub beds throughout the City. Our goal is to create and maintain vibrant, colorful and diverse gardens and landscapes. 

Services:

  • Design, plant and maintain flowers, ornamental grasses and shrubs on City property
  • Provide volunteer opportunities
  • Provide information about plants and landscaping 

Resources:

Books:

  • Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens by Allan Armitage
  • Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains by Celia Tannehill and James E. Klett
  • Durable Plants for the Garden: A Plant Select Guide by Plant Select
  • High and Dry: Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants by Bob Nold
  • Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael Dirr
  • The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer Ogden
  • Western Garden Book by Kathleen Norris Brenzel