Classes and Events

To pre-register for classes and workshops, please call the Visitor Center on (859) 257-6955.

April 2018

18 [Wednesday]
Spring is for the Birds!: Birdhouse and Birdfeeder Exhibit and silent auction open through May 6

26 [Thursday]
Cultivating Connections Workshop: "Wonder and Joy: Connecting Children to Nature" - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
Instructors: Claude Stephens, Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; Melissa Rue, Children at Play Coordinator at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; Jackie Gallimore, Children’s Education Coordinator at The Arboretum. Preregistration required, limited to 75 participants. Suggested donation: $3/person or $5/family. Recommended for ages 2 and up (plus their guardians). 

28 [Saturday]
Arbor Day - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 27th Annual Celebration at The Arboretum! Park in UK's Blue, Red, or Green lots and ride a free shuttle to the event. FREE admission to the KCG after the ceremony until 2:00 p.m. Volunteers needed to help with set-up and at the event. Call (859) 257-6955 to sign up!

May 2018

5 [Saturday]
Friends of The Arboretum Spring Plant Exchange: plants to be unloaded at 9:00 a.m., event will begin at 10:00 a.m. FREE for Friends and KCG members (must show card), otherwise $2/person.
Walking Tour with the Curator - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Preregistration requested- limit of 30 participants. $5/person (Friends of The Arboretum and KCG members receive 1 free tour per membership - must present card). Recommended for ages 13 and above.

6 [Sunday] 
Birdhouse and Birdfeeder Reception - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Submissions to be picked up 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

12 [Saturday]
John's Run Local 8K at the Kentucky Horse Park  to benefit The Arboretum. Voolunteers needed from 7 a.m. to noon to hand out water and other non-running tasks. Signup to be a volunteer for the event by visiting
https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/KY/Lexington/JohnsRunLocal8K.
Lexington Family Nature Club - Beginning to Garden, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Preregister by calling (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.

19 [Saturday]
Addie's Day in the Kentucky Children's Garden - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, free admission during this time. Enjoy a special day in the KCG in memory of Adelaide Kennedy McReynolds.

21 [Monday]
Arboretum Curator Emily Ellingson will be presenting a class at West Sixth Brewery as part of the Suds and Science series  - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

26 [Saturday]
KCG Volunteer Orientation - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. to jackie.gallimore@uky.edu if you would like to attend.

28 [Monday]
Memorial Day - Visitor Center closed

30 [Wednesday]
Beginning of KCG summer hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

June 2018

2 [Saturday]
Walking Tour with the Curator - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Preregistration requested- limit of 30 participants. $5/person (Friends of The Arboretum and KCG members receive 1 free tour per membership - must present card). Recommended for ages 13 and above.

11 through 15 [Monday through Friday]
Junior Master Gardener camp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. One of two sessions offered for 2018 (other will be July 30 to August 3). Ages 8-12. Cost: $150 or $130 for Friends of The Arboretum. Camp size is limited to 20 participants per week. Registration deadline is May 24 for the first session or July 20 for the second session. To register or for questions contact Jackie.gallimore@uky.edu (859) 257-9339.

18 [Monday]
Bluegrass Woodturners' Display and Silent Auction begins at Visitor Center, and runs untili July 8.

23 [Saturday]
100-acre 5K Walk/Run at The Arboretum to benefit the Kentucky Children's Garden.

30 [Saturday]
KCG Volunteer Orientation - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. to jackie.gallimore@uky.edu if you would like to attend.