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Herb-a-mato Fest at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens August 14

The tomato is so well-loved as a food plant, it’s undervalued for its beauty. See how well tomatoes complement the garden at the Herb-a-mato Fest at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. If you think fresh tomatoes are one of the best parts of summer, you’ll want to see this garden exhibit for yourself.

Perfect Fruit

The Herb-a-mato Fest is free with regular admission to the Yew Dell gardens. The exhibit is open from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, but it’s just one part of this extensive garden complex. The Yew Dell gardens have a national reputation not just for the beautiful acreage but for their efforts toward education and plant research. The gardens are so beautiful, several areas are rented out for weddings and other private events.

Tomato Garden

During the Herb-a-mato Fest, the tomato plants will be at their peak. Many different types of tomatoes will be on display, along with a huge variety of fresh herbs. The herbs can be grown with tomatoes and used when cooking them to bring out the best flavor of this summer favorite. The learning exhibit will help you explore new herbs that you may not be familiar with.

Out in the Garden

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are on Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood, Kentucky. This is one of Louisville’s most sought-after communities. It was ranked 52nd on a survey of the “Best Places to Live” by CNNMoney in 2005. Crestwood also had one of the lowest crime rates of any of the cities on the survey.

It’s a quiet community of mostly residential homes. Many of the residents here have families, and that gives the neighborhood a community-oriented atmosphere. Like the Yew Dell gardens, natural attractions and beautiful landscaping give Crestwood an away-from-the-city feel, though it’s still close to plenty of commercial excitement. Shopping, restaurants and many other attractions are clustered near Crestwood to keep the community self-sufficient.

Visit Crestwood this summer on your way to Yew Dell, and get a good look at the tomato in all its garden glory.

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