Classes and Events

February

13

Glories of the Garden Exhibit opens (through March 3) 8:30 – 4:00 weekdays

Come in from the cold and view over 40 pieces of artwork inspired by nature!  Photography, oils, quilts and more are on exhibit and some are even available for purchase.

March

5

Glories of the Garden Artists' reception 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Come meet the talented artists and enjoy some light refreshments. Open to the public and FREE!

Artwork pickup 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

6

Glories art pick up 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

8

Little Sprouts: Raindrops All Around 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Children aged 3-5 and caregiver.
Pre-registration required, admission fee $3.00 per child per session (cash only). Dress for weather.

11

Volunteer Fair 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come learn all about volunteering at the Arboretum and sign up to help us make 2017 great!

11

Kentucky Children's Garden new and returning volunteer training 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

14

Arboretum Community Volunteer Work Day; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Is your organization looking to do some volunteer work togther as a team? Come join us!

15

Little Sprouts: Spring Flowers  10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Children 3-5 and caregiver.
Pre-registration required, admission fee $3.00 per child per session (cash only). Dress for weather.

21

Arboretum Community Volunteer Work Day; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Is your organization looking to do some volunteer work togther as a team? Come join us!

22

Little Sprouts: Get Ready to Garden. Help us welcome spring! 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Children 3-5 and caregiver.
Pre-registration required, admission fee $3.00 per child per session (cash only). Dress for weather.

30

Kentucky Children's Garden opens for the 2017 season; 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

April

5

Party for the Planet–  Native Spring Flowers Tour; 11:00 a.m. led by Todd Rounsaville 

7

Party for the Planet– Spring Has Sprung Tree Planting; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

7

Birdhouse entries due

16

Kentucky Children's Garden closed for Easter

17

Party for the Planet: Urban Forest Ecology Tour – Monday, April 17 11:00 a.m. led by Robert Castlen

21

Spring is for the Birds! Birdhouse Exhibit and Silent Auction begin

29

Arbor Day 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rain or shine! Kentucky Children's Garden free admission.

May

7

Birdhouse reception; 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

20

Addie’s Day 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kentucky Children's Garden free admission

29

Visitor Center closed in observance of Memorial Day

31

Kentucky Children's Garden adds Wednesdays! Join us 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

June

5

Woodturners drop off

7

Woodturners open

 

10

Countdown to Kindergarten 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

12-16

Junior Master Gardener 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weeklong camp for kids aged 8-12! Register by May 24th (spots are limited).

24

Woodturners Reception and Band concert

 

July

4

Visitor Center closed in observance of Independence Day

 

14

Celebrating the Season – Sizzling Summer 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

August

30

Kentucky Children's Garden closes on Wednesdays for the remainder of 2017

31

Kentucky Children's Garden open Thursday-Sunday until October 29

September

4

Visitor Center closed in observance of Labor Day

9

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

23

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

30

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

October

6

Celebrating the Seasons: Amazing Autumn 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

7

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

14

Party for the Pumpkins

28

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

29

Last day 2017 KCG season

November

4

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

23-24

Visitor Center closed in observance of Thanksgiving

 25

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game

GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

December

23-31

Visitor Center closed for holidays

Please visit us when we reopen in January 2018!