Classes and Events

July

1 [Saturday]

Kentucky Children's Garden volunteer orientation 10:00 a.m. to noon. Please contact Jackie Gallimore (Jackie.Gallimore@uky.edu) for more information.

4 [Tuesday]

Visitor Center closed in observance of Independence Day

5 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

Garden Heroes 9:00 a.m. to noon. Help Arboretum staff care for the grounds by weeding, mulching, removing invasives and other tasks.

6 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

7 [Friday]

Docent-Guided Garden Tour of the Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. to noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

12 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

13 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

14 [Friday]

Celebrating the Season – Sizzling Summer in the Kentucky Children's Garden - 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., $3 per person (ages 2 and up).

18 [Tuesday]

Teacher Workshop - Learn how to use The Arboretum to meet Next Generation Science Standards! During this workshop, you will be certified in Project Learning Tree and Project Wild curricula. Contact Jackie Gallimore (Jackie.Gallimore@uky.edu) for more information.

19 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

20 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

21 [Friday]

Docent-Guided Garden Tour of the Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. to noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

26 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

27 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

August

1 [Tuesday]

Urban Forestry Initiative (UFI) and No P on My Lawn Workshop 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. You're invited to this free workshop on the topics of tree care and nutrient management. The workshop will start indoors (for the first hour) and continue outdoors. For more information contact Suzette Walling (s.walling@uky.edu) or Grace Coy (grace.coy@uky.edu).

2 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

Garden Heroes 9:00 a.m. to noon. Help Arboretum staff care for the grounds by weeding, mulching, removing invasives and other tasks.

3 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

4 [Friday]

Docent-Guided Garden Tour 11:00 a.m. to noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

9 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

10 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

16 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

Friends on the Farm Tomato Celebration! 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UK Horticulture Research Farm. This is a special event for members of the Friends of The Arboretum and their guests (up to four, please). If you are not a Friends member and want to attend the celebration, please join now! You can find information on how to join either at our Visitor Center or on the Friends tab of the website.

17 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

18 [Friday]

Docent-Guided Garden Tour 11:00 a.m. to noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

23 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

24 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

30 [Wednesday]

Kentucky Children's Garden closes on Wednesdays for the remainder of 2017.

Volunteer Orientation 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work.)

31 [Thursday]

Kentucky Children's Garden open Thursday-Sunday through October 29.

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

September

1 [Friday]

Insect Safari 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Our annual family-friendly night of insects, spiders and science provided by UK's Department of Entomology. Be sure to bring a flashlight! $1 per person, cash only.

Docent-Guided Garden Tour of the Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. - noon – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person payable before tour.

4 [Monday]

Visitor Center closed in observance of Labor Day

6 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00-9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work)

Garden Heroes 9:00 a.m. to noon. Help Arboretum staff care for the grounds by weeding, mulching, removing invasives and other tasks.

7 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

9 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

14 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

15 [Friday]

Docent-Guided Garden Tour of Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. - noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

20 [Wednesday]

Volunteer Orientation 9:00-9:30 a.m. (Required before you can commence volunteer work)

21 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

23 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

28 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

30 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

October

5 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

6 [Friday]

Celebrating the Seasons: Amazing Autumn in the Kentucky Children's Garden 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - $3/person ages 2 and up.

Docent-Guided Garden Tour of the Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. - noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

7 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

12 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

14 [Saturday]

Party for the Pumpkins Fall Family Festival 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

19 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

20 [Friday]

Docent-Guided Garden Tour of the Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. - noon  – 25 spots available, groups of 5+ must pre-register, $3/person, payable before tour.

26 [Thursday]

Native Plants volunteers 10:00 a.m. to noon. Help Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants; maintaining mulched trails; tending the beds by weeding, mulching,and removing invasives; and other tasks.

28 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

29 [Sunday]

Last day of the 2017 Kentucky Children's Garden season

November

4 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

23-26 [Thursday-Sunday]

Visitor Center closed in observance of Thanksgiving

 25 [Saturday]

Arboretum closed for University of Kentucky home football game - GROUNDS AND PARKING LOT CLOSED

December

23-31 [Saturday-Sunday]

Visitor Center closed for holidays. Please visit us when we reopen in January 2018!