Whitehall House & Gardens is an historic home and estate garden that is owned and operated by the not-for-profit Historic Homes Foundation, Inc. The home was built in the mid-1850s as an eight-room, Italianate style farmhouse. After extensive renovations made in 1909, the home was transformed into the Classical Greek Revival style mansion identified today as Whitehall. Its collection features French and American antiques; original gaslight fixtures hang throughout the mansion.
At just under tent acres, Whitehall’s grounds and gardens have become a known entity in the horticulture community, offering the public a botanical garden in the heart of Louisville. Workshops, lectures and garden tours are hosted throughout the year – all inspired by Whitehall’s special collection of trees and plants. This collection includes an arboretum of over 200 trees, featuring a rare specimen collection that has become an important source for propagation of interesting species. Featuring over 150 fern cultivars, Whitehall’s woodland garden has evolved into a national attraction as an official display garden of the Hardy Fern Foundation. Other garden areas include a specimen garden known for its collection of over 60 peony varieties and a formal Florentine garden with a stunning collection of re-blooming hydrangeas.