Classes and Events

►Denotes pre-registration required!

Send an email to Arboretum@uky.edu to pre-register for classes, programs and workshops (unless otherwise noted). 
Please be sure to include your name, email address and phone number for any registrations. 
Please note:
Due to COVID-19, the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center, the Kentucky Children's Garden, and water fountains remain closed.
Please wear a mask or face covering when you visit, and follow all recommended social distancing guidelines.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times. 


OCTOBER 2020

This year's Scarecrow parade has been cancelled due to safety concerns over Covid 19.  We are sad that this annual tradition, where our community creates such whimsical entries enjoyed by many visitors, will not happen, but we look forward to next year's event. 

►Oct 10-17 Tree Scavenger Hunt at The Arboretum

Follow a series of clues along the paved and mulched paths of  The Arboretum to complete our Tree Week Scavenger Hunt

Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center (First clue will be posted on our website, Facebook and Instagram.)
Time         
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily (no visitor parking on October 10, due to UK Football home game)
Ages        
7+

Time          6:00 - 7:00 pm
Cost         
Free
Ages         13+

►Oct 31 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME

NOVEMBER 2020

►Nov 10 [Tuesday], CancelledSucculents

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+

►Nov 14 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME

DECEMBER 2020

►Dec 5 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME


►Dec 5 [Saturday], Kissing Balls - We are reimagining this as a virtual event! 

Just as we did in 2019, we plan to provide greens from The Arboretum to create your own kissing ball at home. We plan to create an instructional video that you can access anytime you want, after you purchase your kissing ball kit of materials. We are working on details, so please check back here (or on our Facebook or Instagram sites) for more information. 
Registration deadline: TBD

Cost:         TBD
Ages:         13+