Classes and Events

Denotes pre-registration required!

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

JOIN OUR PARADE--SCARECROWS WANTED!!

WE NEED HELP DECORATING OUR GARDENS FOR FALL! Click here  for more information and an entry form. FREE and open to everyone!!

 

September 2018

Kentucky Children's Garden fall hours (starting August 28 and continuing through October 28, 2018)

Thur/Fri/Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun: 1 to 5 pm
Closed on UK football home game days

6 [Thursday]
New StoryWalk book: Explorers of the Wild, by Cale Atkinson.

22 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: on-site parking not available, but the grounds are open.

26 [Wednesday]
Taking Great Pictures at The Arboretum: for Beginners! Learn how to photograph landscapes; bring your cell phone or camera and meet at the Visitor Center.
Time    5:30 to 7 pm
Ages    13 and up
Cost    $15/person
Limit    15 participants, pre-registration required.

27 [Thursday] RESCHEDULED!  
Kentucky Children's Garden (KCG) Member Appreciation Party

Time    5:30 to 7:30 pm
Ages    members only
Cost    FREE for members

28 [FridayAmerica In Bloom National Symposium attendees will visit the Arboretum (2 to 4 pm). If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by sending an email to Annette Evans (annette.evans@uky.edu)

29 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.

October 2018

Kentucky Children’s Garden fall hours (starting August 28 and continuing through October 28, 2018)
Thu/Fri/Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun: 1 to 5 pm
CLOSED on UK football home game days
LAST day of the 2018 season is Sunday, Oct. 28

1 [Saturday] Advance Ticket Sales for Party for the Pumpkins, Visitor Center, Cash or Check ONLY - $7 plus 6% sales tax and $5 plus 6% sales tax for KY Children's Garden 2018 Season Members

6 [SaturdayPlant Exchange – bring items at 9 am, Exchange starts at 10 am.
Please note that due to new sales tax regulations, the $2 admission price for non-Friends members must be charged sales tax and admission price will be $2.12. 

6 [Saturday]
Celebrating the Seasons: Amazing Autumn 
Time    10 am to 1 pm
Ages    2 and up
Cost    Regular admission rates apply, FREE for KCG members
Call (859) 257-9339 or email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu with questions.

6 Saturday to 14 Sunday
Tree Week
The Urban Forest Initiative presents Tree Week a celebration of of Lexington's trees and the ways trees impact our lives.

13 [Saturday]
4th Annual Party for the Pumpkins Fall Family Festival
Time    2 to 6 pm
Ages    All ages
Cost    $7, plus 6% sales tax ($7.42 per person)*
           $5, plus 6% sales tax for Kentucky Children's Garden 2018 Season Members ($5.30 per person)*
*children under 2 years FREE. 

Admission includes:

  • event entrance
  • crafts and activities
  • refreshment voucher good for 1 drink & 1 snack
  • free pumpkin for each child age 12 & under while supplies last
  • admission to Kentucky Children's Garden from 2 to 6 pm

20 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: on-site parking not available, but the grounds are open.

November 2018

3 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.

17 [Saturday]
UK Football home game: visitor parking not available, but the grounds are open.

18 [Sunday]
Friends of The Arboretum Annual Meeting
Time          2 to 4 pm
Location    E.S. Good Barn
Ages         Adults
Cost         Free for Friends members; non-members welcome to attend to learn more about the Friends and what they do.