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Horticulture Events

April 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2014
7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

ZooPoopyDoo Compost & Mulch Sale


Part of The Party for the Planet:
A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth

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Get your gardens ready! This year you can reserve your ZooPoopyDoo in advance!

Now you can purchase our unique high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost and hardwood bark mulch online (credit card only). See link below.

Or, you can also purchase ZoopoopyDoo in the Zoo’s bus lot every Saturday in April while supplies last (cash or credit). Mulch payments must be made at ticket window #1 prior to being loaded in the bus lot.

Compost:  $40 per scoop

Mulch: $19.50 per scoop

  • Scoop Guideline:  17.8 cubic feet per scoop
  • Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1-2 scoops
  • Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 3-4 scoops
  • Trailer: Dependent on trailer size

Only open top truck beds and trailers will be loaded in Zoo's bus parking lot. (There is no parking fee for pick ups).

Purchase online NOW


Roses Classes

10 to 11 a.m.
The classes will take place at the Monty Justice Memorial Rose Garden located behind the lake near the Zoo’s new Ropes Course and includes hands on experience and is FREE to Zoo members or with Zoo admission. No reservations required.

  • Saturday, April 19
    Spring preparation of the rose garden
  • Saturday, June 21
    Summer care for the rose garden
  • Saturday, September 21
    Fall care and winter preparation of the rose garden

    Presented by The Louisville Rose Society


For a complete list of Zoo events, click here.