Frankfort, Kentucky: Floral Clock

Planted during the heyday of JFK's New Frontier and still ticking. Outdoors, with a planted face 34 feet across.

Address:
Capital Ave., Frankfort, KY
Directions:
The clock is just to the west and behind the Kentucky State Capitol building, just east of Shelby St.
Admission:
Free
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Floral clock.

Floral Clock

Drive to the back of the Capitol. Parking is directly next to clock. Less traffic on Sundays.

[Lucy Hudnall, 04/05/2016]

Floral Clock.

Floral Clock

We were really disappointed with the ugly brown stopped clock we saw yesterday. I realize it's March but aren't there some flowers that bloom in the winter? At least some greenery or colored stones or something? Time was way off too! The picture was taken around 4:00 PM!

[Gloria Z, 03/17/2015]

Enough to make us go back in our burrow and sleep until June.

Floral Clock.

Floral Clock

Built in 1961, the clock weighs 100 tons (dirt is heavy) and is somehow suspended over a fountain. Its face, 34 feet across, is regularly filled with over 10,000 plants from nearby greenhouses.

[RS, 11/22/2014]

What time is it? Half past Y on the Floral Clock.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Capital City MuseumCapital City Museum, Frankfort, KY - < 1 mi.
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Daniel Boone's GraveDaniel Boone's Grave, Frankfort, KY - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Vintage Fire Museum, Jeffersonville, IN - 48 mi.

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