Classes and Events

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Send an email to Arboretum@uky.edu to pre-register for classes, programs and workshops unless otherwise noted.

Please note:
Due to COVID-19, The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center, Kentucky Children's Garden, and water fountains remain closed. Please follow social distancing guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times. 

Fall and Winter classes may be cancelled due to COVID-19.

OCTOBER 2020

This year's Scarecrow parade has unfortunately been cancelled this year due to safety concerns over Covid 19.  We are sad that this annual tradition where our community creates such whimsical entries, enjoyed by many visitors will not happen, but look forward to next year's event. 

►Oct 3 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME

►Oct 10 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME

►Oct 13 [Tuesday], CancelledTree Week Tree ID: Learn the Basics
Join Curator Emily Ellingson on a atour of common and important trees of Kentucky. This class will consist of an indoor introduction to Tree ID using plant keys and an outdoor field component.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost          
$5 per person

Ages         13+

►Oct 14 [Wednesday], CancelledTree Planting and Tree Walk
Come help us plant a couple of trees at The Arboretum and then join us for a short tree walk.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          6:00 - 7:00 pm
Cost         
Free
Ages         13+

►Oct 24 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME

NOVEMBER 2020


►Nov 10 [Tuesday], CancelledSucculents

In this class we will talk about easy care succulents, and how to care for them. Attendees will get a couple from the Arboretum Collections to take home.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost         
$10
Ages         13+

►Nov 14 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME

DECEMBER 2020

►Dec 5 [Saturday]- CLOSED- UK HOME FOOTBALL GAME


►Dec 5 [Saturday], Kissing Balls- Cancelled

In this class we will talk about the Victorian age Kissing Ball, enjoy some Hot Cider of Coffee, take a short walk through some evergreens and make your own kissing ball from Arboretum greenery to take home.
Location   Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center 
Time          10:00 am - 12:00pm
Cost          
$20
Ages         13+