The Secret Garden In Louisville You’re Guaranteed To Love

Located in the Saint Joseph neighborhood lies a garden that many living in Louisville aren’t even aware exists. Originally built in 1927, the Grotto and Garden was once home to the Saint Joseph Infirmary, for which the neighborhood was named. The infirmary has long since been destroyed, which ultimately led to the construction of the Norton Audubon Hospital on Poplar Level Road. Today, the University Park Apartments stands in its place, but thanks to a revitalization project put together by the Saint Joseph’s Area Association, the beautiful Grotto and Garden remains after nearly a century.

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Eastern Parkway is a busy road in Louisville, but many who pass by the location daily are unaware of the beautiful hidden garden. Taking a stroll through the property is a quiet oasis from the loud traffic just steps away.

Have you ever visited the Grotto and Garden of Our Lady of Lourdes? Let us know in the comments, and share this piece of Louisville history with anyone who would also find it interesting. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out this article about other historic landmarks across the state too.