UPDATE: The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Presenting Sponsor US Bank Home Mortgage, announces the re-scheduling of this weekend’s “Balloons Over The Garden” due to predicted unfavorable weather conditions for balloon flights.

The “Balloons Over The Garden” events, a part of the 6th Annual “Dazzling Daylilies Festival”, are re-scheduled for Friday, August 28th, Saturday, August 29th & Sunday, August 30th @ The Garden. The previously announced sponsorship support remains in place.

The entire “Balloons Over The Garden” Schedule, the Volunteer Leadership, the Volunteer Teams, the Full Balloon Flight Reservations & All Activities remain the same and are now scheduled for Friday, August 28th, Saturday, August 29th & Sunday, August 30th.

Balloons Over The Garden

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden 2015

August 28 – 30, 2015

Friday, Saturday & Sunday


25 Carter Road      Owensboro, KY 42301   270-852-8925

wkbg@bellsouth.net                           www.wkbg.org

 (Note:  All times are Central Daylight Time)


August 28                                          5:30 PM                                Passengers Arrive – Full Flights (By Reservation)

(Balloon Line – 270-993-1234)


August 29                            “BALLOONS, BAR-B-Q  &  BLUEGRASS”

                                                6:00 AM                               Passengers Arrive – Full Flights (By Reservation)                                                                                                                             (Balloon Line – 270-993-1234)

                                                6:30 AM – 9:30 AM          Tethered Rides ($10. – 1st come, 1st served)

                                                9:00 AM                               Daviess County Bicentennial Tethered Flight

                                                10:00  AM                            Pilots’ Breakfast

                                                4:00 PM – 6:00 PM           Children’s Activities

                                                4:00 PM – 9:00 PM           Food Court

                                                                                                Cold Air Walk in Balloon

                                                                                                Music by J & B Sound & Light

                                                5:00 PM – 8:00 PM           VIP Patio Party

                                                6:00 PM                                Passengers Arrive – Full Flights (By Reservation)

                                                                                                (Balloon Line – 270-993-1234)

                                                6:00 – 8:30 PM                   Tethered Rides ($10. – 1st come, 1st served)

                                                                                                Inflatable Fun

                                                                                                Balloon GLOW

                                                                                                US Bank Home Mortgage Lantern Release

August 30                            6:00  AM                              Passengers Arrive – Full Flights (By Reservation)                                                                                                                             (Balloon Line – 270-993-1234)

Admission:  All Balloon Activity Days (August 28th, 29th, & 30th)

$2.00 Daily (Everyone Except Children Under 2 years)



Some Activities May Be Cancelled If Weather Doesn’t Cooperate



Welcome and thank you for visiting our Website. We appreciate your interest and hope you have the opportunity to visit the Garden and enjoy a true jewel in Owensboro, Kentucky. Please take the time to review our offerings and contact us if we can be of assistance.

Mission: To discover, observe and enjoy the wonders of our environment and to provide priceless education in order to foster an awareness of our interaction with nature.

The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

25 Carter Road

Owensboro KY 42301

Hours of Operation March Until November 15 (Growing Season) Seven Days A Week 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. (Office hours 9 – 3 Mon. thru Fri.)

November 15 Thru February (Winter Season) Monday – Friday 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Garden Admission Members Free Adults $5—Seniors $3—Students & Youth $1

Contact: The number to call is 270 852-8925.

The e-mail address is wkbg@bellsouth.net.

The mailing address is P.O. Box 22562, Owensboro, KY 42304.

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