Classes and Events

►Denotes pre-registration required!

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

DECEMBER 2018

8 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Animals in Winter (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

15 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Bulb Basics (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

22 [Saturday] – 1 January 2019 [Tuesday]
Visitor Center closed for holiday break; grounds will still be open as usual.

JANUARY 2019

5 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Trees in Winter (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

5 [Saturday]
Owl Night Hike: Learn about the owls of Central KY and then hike around the grounds to hear them. Bring binoculars and a flashlight, and dress for the weather. Limited to 50 people, pre-registration required.
Time         5:30 to 7 pm
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         7 and up
Cost        Suggested donation of $3/person or $5/family, cash or check only.

12 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Terrarium Workshop (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

12 [Saturday]
Owl Night Hike 2: Learn about the owls of Central KY and then hike around the grounds to hear them. Bring binoculars and a flashlight, and dress for the weather. Limited to 50 people, pre-registration required.
Time         5:30 to 7 pm
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         7 and up
Cost        Suggested donation of $3/person or $5/family, cash or check only.

18 [Friday]
Glories of the Garden: Deadline for submission of artist entries. Forms are available under the Forms tab.  Call (859) 257-6955 for more information or email dmbast0@uky.edu
Time         VC closes at 4 pm
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         All
Cost        $5 per artist; maximum two pieces per artist.

19 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Let it Snow! (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

21 [Monday]
Visitor Center closed in observance of MLK Jr. Day

26 [Saturday]
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch: let us thank you for your hard work in 2018! Please RSVP by January 17, 2019 by sending an email to Arboretum@uky.edu or by calling Annette Evans at (859) 257-6955.
Time         10 to 11:30 am
Location    E.S. Good Barn 

FEBRUARY 2019

2 [Saturday]
Winter Tree ID: Join Curator Emily Ellingson and Professor Rob Paratley 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

2 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Soil Matters (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

16 [Saturday]
Great Backyard BirdCount
Time         9 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center and grounds
Ages        Recommended for ages 7 and up
Cost        Suggested donation of $3/person or $5/family, cash or check only.

23 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Nature Art (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

MARCH 2019

9 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Plant Meat Eaters (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

16 [Saturday]
Plant Families: Follow the Tracks (visit the following page for more info on Plant Families series)
Time         10 to 11 am
Location    Visitor Center
Ages         Children 5-10 and their families
Cost        $7/family (up to 3 people), $2/additional person

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.