Classes and Events

September

Please note: the Kentucky Children's Garden is open Thursday through Sunday, now through October 29.

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]

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 Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. - noon  – 25 spots available, please pre-register, $3/person, payable at 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 Home Demonstration Garden 11:00 a.m. - noon  – 25 spots available, please pre-register, $3/person, payable at 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.

21 [Saturday]

Friends Fall Plant Exchange - bring garden items (plants, books, tools, etc.) at 9:00 a.m. Exchange starts at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $2/Friends FREE.

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!