Classes and Events

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Send an email to Arboretum@uky.edu to pre-register for classes, programs and workshops unless otherwise noted.

Please note:
Due to COVID-19, The Arboretum grounds are OPEN WITH LIMITED HOURS from 12 p.m. to dusk Monday through Friday and dawn to dusk Saturday and Sunday. The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center, Kentucky Children's Garden, restrooms, and water fountains are closed and cars that remain in the parking lot after dusk may be removed. Please follow social distancing guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times. 

Fall and Winter classes may be cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check this calendar page or call The Arboretum to inquire.  

 

JULY 2020 - Cancelled

►Jul 20 [Monday] - August 8 (Saturday), Bluegrass Area Woodturners Display and Silent Auction (Reception on August 8, 2-4 pm)
Location   
Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center  
Time         
9:00 am to 4:30 pm 
Cost         
Free

AUGUST 2020 - Cancelled


►Aug 12 [Saturday], Bluegrass Area Woodturners Silent Auction and Reception from 2-4 pm
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          9:30 - 5:00 pm 
Cost         
Free

Ages         For all ages

SEPTEMBER 2020


►Sep 12 [Saturday], Propagating Native Plants from Seed
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of collecting, storing, and germinating native plants at home. Participants will take home a few Arboretum sourced plants.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          12:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost          
$20 per person

Ages         13+ 

 

OCTOBER 2020

►Oct 3 [Saturday], Celebrating the Seasons in the Kentucky Children's Garden: Amazing Autumn!
Location   
Kentucky Children's Garden  
Time          
11:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Cost          
FREE, thanks to Kentucky Utilities

►Oct 13 [Tuesday], Tree Week Tree ID: Learn the Basics
Join Curator Emily Ellingson on a atour of common and important trees of Kentucky. This class will consist of an indoor introduction to Tree ID using plant keys and an outdoor field component.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost          
$5 per person

Ages         13+

►Oct 14 [Wednesday], Tree Planting and Tree Walk
Come help us plant a couple of trees at The Arboretum and then join us for a short tree walk.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          6:00 - 7:00 pm
Cost         
Free
Ages         13+

NOVEMBER 2020


►Nov 10 [Tuesday], Succulents

In this class we will talk about easy care succulents, and how to care for them. Attendees will get a couple from the Arboretum Collections to take home.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost         
$10
Ages         13+

DECEMBER 2020


►Dec 5 [Saturday], Kissing Balls

In this class we will talk about the Victorian age Kissing Ball, enjoy some Hot Cider of Coffee, take a short walk through some evergreens and make your own kissing ball from Arboretum greenery to take home.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          10:00 am - 12:00pm
Cost          
$20
Ages         13+