Classes and Events

February 2018

12 [Monday]
Glories of the Garden Exhibit begins; accepted entries will be displayed in the Visitor Center during regular hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) until March 2.

24 [Saturday]
KCG Volunteer Refresher and Orientation – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

March 2018

3 [Saturday]
Volunteer Training - "Introduction to The Arboretum" - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4 [Sunday]
Glories of the Garden Artists’ Reception – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Free and open to the public, light refreshments to be served. Artwork to be picked up between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.

7 [Wednesday]
Little Sprouts: Animal Friends – 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. (Session 1), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (Session 2). Maximum 20 children per session. Preregister by contacting Jackie Gallimore at (859) 257-9339 or jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.

10 [Saturday]
Volunteer Training "Introduction to Environmental Education" - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

11 [Sunday]
Volunteer Training - "Early Childhood Environmental Education" - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

14 [Wednesday]
Little Sprouts: Seeds and Sprouts – 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. (Session 1), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (Session 2). Maximum 20 children per session. Preregister by contacting Jackie Gallimore at (859) 257-9339 or jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.

15 [Thursday]
Kentucky Children’s Garden 2018 season opening – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

21 [Wednesday]
Little Sprouts: Flower Power – 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. (Session 1), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (Session 2). Maximum 20 children per session. Preregister by contacting Jackie Gallimore at (859) 257-9339 or jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.

22 [Thusday]
Second Friends of The Arboretum Founders Lecture– 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Gluck Auditorium of the Gluck Equine Research Center. Speaker will be Richard Weber (Springhouse Gardens).

27 [Tuesday]
Volunteer Training - "Trees and Plant ID" - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Optional potluck before, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

28 [Wednesday]
Little Sprouts: Get Ready to Garden – 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. (Session 1), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (Session 2). Maximum 20 children per session. Preregister by contacting Jackie Gallimore at (859) 257-9339 or jackie.gallimore@uky.edu.

31 [Saturday]
Volunteer Orientation for all new and returning Arboretum volunteers- 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
KCG Volunteer Orientation - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 2018

5 [Thursday]
Cultivating Connections Workshop 1 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

7 [Saturday]
Celebrating the Seasons: Spring has Sprung - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in the Kentucky Children's Garden. Cost: $3 per person (age 2 and up).

9 [Monday]
Entries due for Spring is for the Birds!: Birdhouse and Birdfeeder Exhibit (see below).

12 [Thursday]
Cultivating Connections Workshop 2 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

14-17 [Saturday-Tuesday]
Birdhouse/birdfeeder entries due to be dropped off at Visitor Center. Volunteers will be present to receive submissions during the following times: Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

19 [Thursday]
Cultivating Connections Workshop 3 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

24 [Tuesday]
Volunteer Training - "Animals and Garden Planning" - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Optional potluck before, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

26 [Thursday]
Cultivating Connections Workshop 4 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

28 [Saturday]
Arbor Day - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.
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.

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.

28 [Monday]
Memorial Day - Visitor Center closed

29 [Tuesday]
Volunteer Training - "Kentucky and Lesson Planning" - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Optional potluck before, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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.

26 [Tuesday]
Volunteer Training - "Water and Inclusivity" - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Optional potluck before, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

30 [Saturday]
KCG Volunteer Orientation - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.