Western Kentucky Botanical Garden officials have purchased WeatherBerry at 2731 W. Second St.
The 3,848-square-foot Italianate-style farmhouse was built in 1840 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The sale, which was finalized Wednesday afternoon, included nearly 4 acres that abut the botanical garden. More importantly, though, the house provides Second Street access and visibility — something WKBG officials have craved for years.
With WeatherBerry’s purchase, WKBG now owns a total of more than 17 acres.
Shana and Ed Champion sold WeatherBerry to WKBG for $475,000, said Laurna Strehl, executive director.
The Champions are pleased WeatherBerry now belongs to the botanical garden and will be open to the community, Ed Champion said.
“It goes with the garden,” he said. “We know they will take care of it. … I can’t wait to see what they do with it.”
Several years ago, WKBG officials formed a long-range planning committee