Classes and Events

►Denotes pre-registration required!

Call (859) 257-6955 or send an email to Arboretum@uky.edu to pre-register for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted.

MAY 2019

21 [Tuesday]
Tuesday Talks in the Potting Shed
with Emily Ellingson
Title: Ecological Community Gardening at The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky
Time - 5:30 - 7:00 pm         
Location   Michler's Florist, Greenhouses and Garden Design, Michler's Kentucky Native Cafe
Ages: All ages
Cost   Free and open to the public

29 [Wednesday]
Kentucky Children's Garden Summer Hours Begin
Purchase admission in the Visitor Center

May 29 to August 25
Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun: 1 to 5
Closed Mon, Tues and July 4
$3  individual (under 2 years FREE)
$10 family/household (up to 5 people per visit)
$90 season pass (up to 5 people per visit)
$75  season pass (Friends of The Arboretum)

JUNE 2019

1 [Saturday]
Volunteer with Us
Train to become a Kentucky Children's Garden volunteer 
Time         10 am - noon
Location   Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian during all volunteer hours
Registration   Pre-registration is required
Cost          N/A

1 [Saturday]
Volunteer with Us
Learn about the volunteer opportunities for the 2019 season
Time         1 - 2 pm
Location   Oatts Visitor Center
Cost          N/A

►10-14 [Monday-Friday], CANCELLED
Junior Master Gardener Camp
Please check out JMG camps in July and August.

22 [Saturday]

2nd Annual Hundred Acre 5k Run
To benefit the Walk Across Kentucky
Time         8 am
Location   The Arboretum
Cost         See Johns Walk/Run Shop website

26 [Wednesday] through July 14
ReTurned to The Arboretum: Bluegrass Area 
Woodturners Annual Display and Silent Auction
Open to the public in the Oatts Visitor Center
during regular hours of operation
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm;
Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm;
Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30)
Location  Oatts Visitor Center
Cost        Free

►29 [Saturday]
Introduction to Tree ID
Learn how to recognize more trees using identification strategies
Time         9 am - 12 pm
Location   Begin in the Visitor Center and travel approximately one mile on paved and unpaved paths
Ages        13+
Cost         $15 per person
Registration  Pre-registration required
 

JULY 2019

6 [Saturday]
Annual Central Kentucky Concert Band Event
Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of the patriotic music at The Arboretum
Time         7 pm
Location   The Arboretum (near picnic tables)
Cost         Free

14 [Sunday]
ReTurned to The Arboretum: Bluegrass Area Woodturners 
Annual Display and Silent Auction Reception and end of the Silent Auction
Time         2 to 4 pm
bidding ends at 3 pm
checkout begins at 3:30 pm          
Location   Visitor Center

►15-19 [Monday-Friday], 9am - 5pm
Junior Master Gardener Camp
Campers will be certified Junior Master Gardeners by the end of camp
Cost         $175 members / $200 non-members, scholarships available
Location  The Arboretum, except Friday morning we will take a field trip to UK's South Farm
Ages        8-12
Registration  Pre-registration is required
Other       Campers should bring their own lunches and water bottles. Snacks are provided

27 [Saturday] Volunteer with Us
Train to become a Kentucky Children's Garden volunteer
Time         10 am - noon
Location   Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian during all volunteer hours
Registration   Pre-registration is required
Cost          N/A

►27 [Saturday] Volunteer with Us
Learn about the volunteer opportunities for the 2019 season
Time         1 - 2 pm
Location   Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian during all volunteer hours
Cost          N/A

 AUGUST 2019

►5-9 [Monday-Friday], 9am - 5pm
Junior Master Gardener Camp
Campers will be certified Junior Master Gardeners by the end of camp
Cost         $175 members / $200 non-members, scholarships available
Location  The Arboretum, except Friday morning we will take a field trip to UK's South Farm
Ages        8-12
Registration  Pre-registration is required
Other       Campers should bring their own lunches and water bottles. Snacks are provided