Classes and Events

Denotes pre-registration required!

Call (859) 257-6955 to pre-register for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted.

July 2018

6 [Friday]
New StoryWalk book: Over and Under the Pond, by Kate Messner.

20 [Friday]
K to 12 Educator Workshop
► (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.
Learn how to use Project WILD and Project Learning Tree curricula to make science come alive outdoors. Each curriculum has dozens of hands-on activities that can help K-12 teachers meet academic standards and non-formal educators fulfill their organization's mission.
Time    9 am to 4 pm
Ages    K to 12 teachers
Limit    15 participants, pre-registration required.
Cost    $30/formal educators, $45/all others (includes cost of both resource guides and workshop materials).


21 [Saturday]
Celebrating the Seasons: Sizzling Summer in the Kentucky Children's Garden. Call (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu with questions.
Time    10 am to 1 pm
Ages    2 and up
Cost    Regular admission rates apply, FREE for KCG members.

26 [Thursday]
Pre-K to 2 Teacher Workshop
► (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.
Time    9 am to 12 pm
Ages    Pre-K to 2 teachers
Limit    15 participants, pre-registration required.
Cost    $12/formal educators, $26/all others (includes resource guide and workshop materials).


28 [Saturday]
Kentucky Children's Garden Volunteer Training
► (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.
Time    10 am to noon
Ages    Training is geared toward adults, but children and teens may volunteer, too, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.


30 [Monday} (through Friday AUGUST 3)
Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp (Session 2 - Scholarships available)
► (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.
Time    9 am to 5 pm
Ages    8 - 12 years
Cost    $150/person OR $130 for FOA members

August 2018

4 [Saturday]
Walking Tour with the Curator: Friends and KCG members receive 1 FREE tour per membership (must show card for free tour).
Preregistration requested-limit of 30 participants. (859) 257-6955 or email emily.ellingson@uky.edu.
Time    11 am to noon
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $5/person
Topic    Mississippi Embayment region

6 [Monday]
New StoryWalk book: Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul.

14 [Tuesday]
Yoga at The Arboretum: All levels welcome, bring your own yoga mat and meet at the Visitor Center.
Time    7 to 8 am
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $10/person

15 [Wednesday]
Friends on the Farm: RSVP by Aug. 8 by sending an email (including the number of guests in your party) to Nancy McNally at FRIENDSONTHEFARM2018@GMAIL.COM
Time    6:30 to 8:30 pm
Ages    Adults only
Cost    FREE for members of Friends of The Arboretum and their guests

17 [Friday]
Kentucky Children's Garden (KCG) Member Appreciation Party. Call (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu with questions.
Time    5:30 to 7:30 pm
Ages    members only
Cost    FREE for members

21 [Tuesday]
Yoga at The Arboretum: All levels welcome, bring your own yoga mat and meet at the Visitor Center.
Time    7 to 8 am
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $10/person

28 [Tuesday]
Yoga at The Arboretum: All levels welcome, bring your own yoga mat and meet at the Visitor Center.
Time    7 to 8 am
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $10/person

31 [Friday]
Insect Safari in the Visitor Center and in the gardens with UK's Department of Entomology! Call (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu with questions.
Time    7 to 9 pm
Ages    Recommended for ages 3 to 8 and their families
Cost    $1/person, CASH ONLY

September 2018

1 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.

3 [Monday]
Visitor Center closed for Labor Day.

6 [Thursday]
New StoryWalk book: Explorers of the Wild, by Cale Atkinson.

12 [Wednesday]
Taking Great Portraits at The Arboretum: for Beginners! Bring your cellphone or camera and meet at the Visitor Center.
Time    5:30 to 7 pm
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $15/person
Limit    15 participants, pre-registration required.

15 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.

22 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.

26 [Wednesday]
Taking Great Pictures at The Arboretum: for Beginners! Learn how to photograph landscapes; bring your cell phone or camera and meet at the Visitor Center.
Time    5:30 to 7 pm
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $15/person
Limit    15 participants, pre-registration required.

29 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.