The Jeffers Bend Environmental Center and Botanical Gardens at the Hopkinsville Water Treatment Plant is continuing to grow as a regional facility in providing hands-on study and training experience for thousands of students, teachers, environmental agencies and organizations and the general public in Western Kentucky.

The Center consists of seven buildings, two concrete structures, and forty-one acres of woodland and property that is utilized by thousands of students, teachers and the public annually.

Jeffers Bend is enhancing the quality of life for Western Kentucky citizenry by offering information in the areas of water quality, soil science, soil conservation, how plants grow, agriculture, wildlife habitat, trees, birds, recycling, etc.

Jeffers Bend Highlights

Community Garden

Botanical Garden

Bird Observatory – Andrew Chiles

Woodland Amphitheater – Parker Bradley

Tree ID Project – Bowden

Butterfly Garden


William Donald Walker Memorial Water Feature

As a former Jeffers Bend Steering Committee member, Mr. Walker left behind funds in his will for the construction of a water feature to be placed near the bird observatory. The water feature was dedicated to the memory of William Donald Walker and his family on October 29, 2016.


Children’s Garden

Patio and Amphitheater

Giving to Jeffers Bend has never been easier and now investors can see their giving realized in the construction of a new patio and amphitheater. Gift levels are $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000. As an investor in Jeffers Bend, a contribution can also be given in honor and/or in memory of a child, parent, grandparent, friend, associate, etc at the levels of giving identified above.


The Lake

The Trails

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