Pictures of Old Louisville in Spring
Floral Terrace


At the Fountain, Floral Terrace

If Old Louisville has kept secrets, one of the best kept is Floral Terrace.  Many residents of Old Louisville have never found it.  The name derives from the former DuPont-Dumesnil Botanical Gardens which were located on this site.  The present residents have taken the name of  this Old Louisville walking court to heart.  With gusto, and with a certain and very evident joie-de-vivre, they have reclaimed Floral Terrace for the flowers. 

You will find the entrance to Floral Terrace almost hidden on Sixth Street, about mid way between Park and Ormsby Avenue.  Once you've found it, you will enter into one of Old Louisville's coziestand most charming courts.  What the court lacks in ostentation, it more than makes up for with warmth.  A cottage garden stands in front of nearly every house.  In early spring, the displays of tulip and daffodil , periwinkle, magnolia and hyacinth are sure to bring a feeling of joy to anyone lucky enough to see them, or to experience the sweet aromas.

Click on any picture to begin a virtual stroll down Old Louisville's Floral Terrace.  We only apologize that pictures alone fall short of doing justice to this trankquil oasis in the middle of the city.


The Entrance to Floral Terrace

Beginning the walk into Floral Terrace

Cottage Gardens

In the shade of Floral Terrace

On Floral Terrace

An early magnolia in bloom

The center of Floral Terrace

fThe Fountain on Floral Terrace


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