There have been many studies demonstrating the benefits to health provided by Nature. The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden provides a wonderful opportunity for experiencing the healing powers. It provides a place for a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.
So many in Kentucky are affected by cancer either as patients or as family members or friends. The new entrance path into The Garden is called “The Path of Hope and Healing” and is dedicated to those affected by cancer.
Along the pathway, the visitor will encounter 12 glass ribbons made by Daviess County native, Brooke White. Each ribbon will be a different color to represent various types of cancers. At the end of The Path is a large butterfly sculpture representing the symbol of hope.
The ribbon colors are also incorporated into the wings of a substantial butterfly sculpture. The sculpture is 21 ft. tall and was created by local glass artist Chris Poynter and metal worker Chris Schartung.
The garden is a 501-c3 non-profit, located at 25 Carter road, Owesnboro, KY42301
By Dr. William Tyler, Executor of Western Kentucky Botanical Garden