Classes and Events

►Denotes pre-registration required!

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

MARCH 2019

19 [Tuesday]

NEW! Vegetable Gardening Basics: Education-focused volunteer work group based around the Home Demonstration vegetable garden, to showcase the fundamentals of home vegetable gardening as well as innovative techniques.
Time         10 am to 12 pm
Location    Meet in Visitor Center, move to Home Demonstration Garden

20 [Wednesday]

Little Sprouts – Rain and Rainbows
*Pre-registration required* Explore the joy and wonder of nature with us at our preschool program Little Sprouts! Rain and Rainbows: Springtime can be sunny, rainy, windy, and cloudy, or even all four in one day! Learn how the wind moves with a science experiment, make your own rainbow, go on a hike and more!

Time         Session One: 10:00am – 10:45am, Session Two: 11:00am – 11:45am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         3-5
Cost         $3 per child per session

21 [Thursday]

FOA Bur Oak Society Inductions & Founders Lecture with Val Schimer  
FOA established the Bur Oak Society in 2003 to honor individuals who, through their professional expertise, have made significant and continuous contributions to the Arboretum.
Also, Val Schimer will present "How to Grow Fabulous Garden-to-Vase Florals All Season".
Time        7pm 
Location  E.S. Good Barn, Gorham Hall 
Cost        Donations welcomed

23 [Saturday]

Winter Tree ID: Join Curator Emily Ellingson to study the basics of winter tree identification. Learn tips and tricks to identify common Kentucky trees by silhouette, bark, bud and leaf scar. Limited to 15 participants, preregistration required.
Time         1 to 3 pm
Location    Visitor Center and grounds
Ages         Recommended for ages 13+
Cost        $10/person

27 [Wednesday]

Little Sprouts – Bugs!
*Pre-registration required* Explore the joy and wonder of nature with us at our preschool program Little Sprouts! Bugs!: Rain showers bring spring flowers, and with the flowers come pollinators! Learn about how bees and other bugs help plants grow, decorate and craft 3D beetles, look for some bugs that might already be out, and help us plant some early spring crops in the Kentucky Children's Garden.

Time         Session One: 10:00am – 10:45am, Session Two: 11:00am – 11:45am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         3-5
Cost        $3 per child per session

28 [Thursday]
Kentucky Children's Garden reopens for 2019 season!
Time         10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays (for spring season). See Hours and Fees for more information.
Ages         Recommended for children aged 2-10 and their families.
Cost        $3/person or $10/family of 4-5 plus tax, or purchased for the season through KCG membership (up to 5 any given day) - see Membership page for details.

APRIL 2019

6 (Saturday)
►CTS  - Spectacular Spring 
Live animals, spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts and activities and meet local organizations
Time         10 to 1:00 pm
Location    Kentucky Children's Garden
Cost        $3 per person/$10 per family (up to 5)

6 [Saturday]
Annual Volunteer Fair and Orientation   
Opportunities include vegetable gardening, native plants crew, adopt-a-rose plot, education events and KCG 
Time         2 - 4 pm
Location   Visitor Center

10 [Wednesday]
Photography Class with Frank Becker
Learn outdoor portrait techniques from professionals. Light snacks will be provided.
Time         6 - 7:30 pm
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        Registration fee is $10.

11 [Thursday]
Tracing Roots with Dave Leonard
Follow a tree's roots underground to see how they grow and communicate. 
Time         6 - 7:30 pm
Location   Visitor Center
Ages         
Cost        Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family

18 [Thursday]

Discovering Roots with  Emily Ellingson
Uncover original plant collection maps, solve curatorial mysteries
and learn about the historic trees of The Arboretum woods.
Time         6 - 7:30 pm
Location   Visitor Center
Ages         
Cost        Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family

20 [Saturday]
KCG Volunteer Refresher & Orientation 
For returning KCG volunteers - catch up with your fellow volunteers
and learn what's new for 2019 in KCG.
Time         10 - noon 
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        

20 (Saturday)
►Houseplants 101with Hannah Moore 
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         1 - 2:30 pm
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        $

24 (Wednesday)
►Rooted in Nature with Dr. Adena Cox 
Learn about the latest research in child/nature connection and try out some tips and tricks
in the Kentucky Children's Garden
Time         6 - 7:30 pm
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family

27 [Saturday]
Arbor Day - Note the new time - Tree Planting at 2:30 pm
Additional information to be posted soon. 
Time         1 - 4 pm
Location   Visitor Center

MAY 2019

4 (Saturday)
►Salad Container Workshop 
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         1 to 2:30 pm
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        $

9 [Thursday]

Kentucky Children's Garden Dedication and Bench Recognition   
Additional information to be posted soon. 
Time         6:00 pm
Location   Tent near the Kentucky Children's Garden

11[Saturday]
►Friends of the Arboretum Plant Exchange
The exchange will begin promptly at 9 a.m., with plants and other garden items to be brought to the grass overflow lot and unloaded starting at 8 a.m. This event is FREE.  As always, there is sure to be a tantalizing assortment of plants and other garden items to exchange with other local horticulture enthusiasts!
Time         9:00 am
Location   Visitor Center Parking Lot

11 [Saturday]
Volunteer with Us
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         1 - 2 pm Arboretum Orientation
                 2 - 4 pm Children's Garden
Location   Visitor Center

13-19 [Monday - Sunday]

National Public Gardens Week  
 Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         
Location Visitor Center
Ages         

16 (Thursday)
►Herb Container Garden Class
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        $

18 (Saturday)
►Addie's Day 
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         10 to noon
Location   Visitor Center
Cost        $

29 (Wednesday)
►KCG Summer Hours Begin 
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time        Wed - Sat, 10 to 5 and Sun, 1 to 5 
Location  Visitor Center
Cost        $

June 2019

1 Saturday]
Volunteer with Us
Additional information to be posted soon.
Time         1 - 2 pm Arboretum Orientation
                 2 - 4 pm Children's Garden
Location   Visitor Center

22 (Saturday)
►2nd Annual Hundred Acre 5k Run
To benefit the Walk Across Kentucky
Time         8:00 am
Location   The Arboretum
Cost