Classes and Events

►Denotes pre-registration required!

Call (859) 257-6955 or send an email to Arboretum@uky.edu to pre-register for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted.

 

AUGUST 2019

01, 15, 22 & 29 [Thursdays] - (CANCELLED on August 8)
Native Plants Workdays (year-round, weather permitting)

Time         
10 am - noon
Location   
Meet at the Oatts Visitor Center
Other        All volunteers must sign a waiver and release before commencing their volunteer work

05, 12, 19 & 26 [Tuesdays]
Vegetable Garden Workdays
Time
         10 am - noon (note: in warmer months, volunteers may start at 9 am to beat the heat!)
Location   
Sign the Volunteer register in the Oatts Visitor Center, then head to the Vegetable Garden
Other
        All volunteers must sign a waiver and release before commencing their volunteer work

08, 15, 22 & 29 [Thursdays] - (CANCELLED on August 1)
Mindfulness Walks

Walking meditation with mental health counselor Emily Porter, LPCC.
Time         
12:10 - 12:50 pm
Location   
The Arboretum
Cost         
Suggestion donation $3 per person

►17 [Saturday], 5:00 -  9:00 pm
Insect Safari at The Arboretum
Join us for a family-friendly night of insects, spiders and science!
Cost         $1.00 per person - CASH ONLY
Location  Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Open to all ages
No registration required
Other       Be sure to bring a flashlight
Bad weather back-up location - E.S. Good Barn, park in the Orange Lot 

►24 [Saturday], 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
P
esky Plants

A workshop on the ecology and identification of the most common problematic plants in the Bluegrass.
Time         10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location   Begin in the Visitor Center and travel approximately one mile on paved & unpaved paths 
Cost         $10 per person

►28 [Wednesday], 6:00 - 7:30 pm 
The Monarch Butterfly: The King of Butterflies 
Learn about the Monarch Butterfly, its lifecycle, incredible journey across the US, and its favorite food, milkweed.
Cost         Suggested donation $3.00
Location  The Arboretum, Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        10+

31 [Saturday] UK Football Home game

  • Grounds OPEN
  • Visitor parking CLOSED
  • Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED

SEPTEMBER 2019

3, 10, 17 & 24 [Tuesdays] Vegetable Garden Workdays
Time
         
10 am - noon (note: in warmer months, volunteers may start at 9 am to beat the heat!)
Location   
Sign the Volunteer register in the Oatts Visitor Center, then head to the Vegetable Garden
Other
        
All volunteers must sign a waiver and release before commencing their volunteer work

►3
 [Tuesday]
, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening 
Learn vegetable gardening basics then advance to the needs of growing through fall and into winter
Cost         $25.00
Location  The Arboretum, Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Any age but geared towards adults

5, 12, 19 & 26 [Thursdays], 10:00-noon
Native Plants Workdays (year-round, weather permitting)

Time         
10 am - noon
Location   
Meet at the Oatts Visitor Center
Other        All volunteers must sign a waiver and release before commencing their volunteer work


5, 12, 19 & 26 [Thursdays] 
Mindfulness Walks

Walking meditation with mental health counselor Emily Porter, LPCC.
Time         
12:10 - 12:50 pm
Location   
The Arboretum
Cost         
Suggestion donation $3 per person

7 [Saturday] UK Football Home game

  • Grounds OPEN
  • Visitor parking CLOSED
  • Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED

►9 [Monday], 6:00- 7:30 pm
Insect Walk
A guided walk with an Entomologist who will go over common garden pests, and other insects.
Location   Meet at the Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost         Suggested donation $3.00
Ages         Any age, but geared towards adults


14 [Saturday] UK Football Home game

  • Grounds OPEN
  • Visitor parking CLOSED
  • Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED


►20
 [Friday]
, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
The Beginner's Perennial Garden
We will discuss garden prep, design and talk about easy to grow, low maintenace perennials.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost         $3.00
Ages         Geared towards adults

►23 [Monday] 
Entry Forms Due for Scare Crow Display 
Annual scare crow display will run from October 1 - 31. Must submit entry form today.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost          Free
Ages         For all ages

OCTOBER 2019

1-31 Annual Autumn Scare Crow Display
Enjoy the Scare Crow Walk thru the Horitcultural Gardens
Location   
Begin at the Oatts Visitor Center
Cost          
Free
Ages         
All ages

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 [Tuesdays]
Vegetable Garden Workdays
Time
         
10 am - noon (note: in warmer months, volunteers may start at 9 am to beat the heat!)
Location   
Sign the Volunteer register in the Oatts Visitor Center, then head to the Vegetable Garden
Other
        
All volunteers must sign a waiver and release before commencing their volunteer work

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 [Thursdays], 10:00-noon
Native Plants Workdays (year-round, weather permitting)

Time        
 10 am - noon
Location   
Meet at the Oatts Visitor Center
Other
        All volunteers must sign a waiver and release before commencing their volunteer work                 
        

3 10, 17, 24 & 31 [Thursdays]
Mindfulness Walks
Walking meditation with mental health counselor Emily Porter, LPCC.
Time         
12:10 - 12:50 pm
Location   
The Arboretum
Cost         
Suggestion donation $3 per person

05 [Saturday] Fall Plant Exchange - Bring your plants and garden-related items at 9 am; exchange starts at 10 am
The exchange usually last about 45 minutes depending on the quantity of items and number of participants. 
Location   Overflow/grass parking lot
Cost         FREE
Ages         Any age but geared towards adults

05 [Saturday] 10 am to 1 pm
Celebrating the Seasons - Amazing Autumn
Seasonal activities in the Kentucky Children's Garden 
Location   Kentucky Children's Garden 
Cost         $3 per person/$10 per family (up to 5)
Ages       All ages  

12 [Saturday] UK Football Home game

  • Grounds OPEN
  • Visitor parking CLOSED
  • Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED

►14 [Monday], 6:00- 7:30 pm
Nut Trees for Homeowners
Come learn from John Strang what nut trees to try in your yard or garden.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost          Suggested donation $3.00
Ages         Geared towards adults

►16 [Wednesday], 6:00- 7:30 pm
Tree Planting
Learn the correct way to plant a tree, including tree care and tree benefits.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost          Suggested donation $3.00
Ages         Geared towards adults


►19 [Saturday], Noon to 3:00 pm
Oaks of Kentucky

This workshop will cover the ecology and identification of all 22 of Kentucky's oaks here at The Arboretum.
An intermediate level class & participants should ideally possess some basic knowledge of tree identification.

Time         Noon to 3 pm
Location   Begin in the Visitor Center & travel approximately two miles on paved & unpaved paths 
Cost         $15 per person
Ages         13+

26 [Saturday] UK Football Home game

  • Grounds OPEN
  • Visitor parking CLOSED
  • Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED

NOVEMBER 2019

9, 23, 30 [Saturdays]

  • Grounds OPEN
  • Visitor parking CLOSED
  • Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED FOR THE SEASON