Classes and Events

►Denotes pre-registration required!

Call (859) 257-6955 or send an email to Arboretum@uky.edu to pre-register for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted.

JUNE 2019

 

26 [Wednesday] through July 14
ReTurned to The Arboretum: Bluegrass Area 
Woodturners Annual Display and Silent Auction
Open to the public in the Oatts Visitor Center
during regular hours of operation
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm;
Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm;
Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30)
Location  Oatts Visitor Center
Cost        Free

JULY 2019

4 [Thursday]
Oatts Visitor Center and Kentucky Children's Garden CLOSED

6 [Saturday]
The Art of Floral Photography
Learn to capture the beauty of the botanical world with professional photographer, Parham Baker.
Time         9:00 - 11:00 am
Location   The Arboretum 
Cost         $15
Rain Date - Saturday, July 20, 9 -11 am

6 [Saturday]
Annual Central Kentucky Concert Band Event
Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of patriotic music at The Arboretum
Time         7:00 pm
Location   The Arboretum
Cost         Free

►10
[Wednesday]
The Art of Floral Photography
Learn to capture the beauty of the botanical world with professional photographer, Parham Baker.
Time         6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location   The Arboretum
Cost         $15
Rain Date - Wednesday, July 24, time TBA

11 & 18  [Thursdays] Cancelled July 4 & 25
Mindfulness Walks

Walking meditation with mental health counselor Emily Porter, LPCC.
Time         12:10 - 12:50 pm
Location   The Arboretum
Cost         Suggestion donation $3 per person

13 [Saturday]
Sizzling Summer 
Celebrating the Seasons in the KCG
Time         10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location   Kentucky Children's Garden 
Cost         $3 per person, $10 per family (up to 5)

14 [Sunday]
ReTurned to The Arboretum: Bluegrass Area Woodturners 
Annual Display and Silent Auction Reception and end of the Silent Auction
Time         2 to 4 pm
bidding ends at 3 pm
checkout begins at 3:30 pm          
Location   Visitor Center

►15-19 [Monday-Friday], 9am - 5pm - CANCELLED
Junior Master Gardener Camp
Campers will be certified Junior Master Gardeners by the end of camp
Cost         $175 members / $200 non-members, scholarships available
Location  The Arboretum, except Friday morning we will take a field trip to UK's South Farm
Ages        8-12
Registration  Pre-registration is required
Other       Campers should bring their own lunches and water bottles. Snacks are provided

27 [Saturday] Volunteer with Us - CANCELLED
Train to become a Kentucky Children's Garden volunteer
Time         10 am - noon
Location   Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian during all volunteer hours
Cost          N/A

►27 [Saturday] Volunteer with Us CANCELLED
Learn about the volunteer opportunities for the 2019 season
Time         1 - 2 pm
Location   Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian during all volunteer hours
Cost          N/A

 AUGUST 2019

8, 15, 22 & 29 [Thursdays] - CANCELLED - August 1
Mindfulness Walks

Walking meditation with mental health counselor Emily Porter, LPCC.
Time         12:10 - 12:50 pm
Location   The Arboretum
Cost         Suggestion donation $3 per person

►5-9 [Monday-Friday], 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Junior Master Gardener Camp
Campers will be certified Junior Master Gardeners by the end of camp
Cost         $175 members / $200 non-members, scholarships available
Location  The Arboretum, except Friday morning we will take a field trip to UK's South Farm
Ages        8-12
Registration  Pre-registration is required
Other       Campers should bring their own lunches and water bottles. Snacks are provided

►17 [Saturday], 5:00 -  9:00 pm
Insect Safari at The Arboretum
Join us for a family-friendly night of insects, spiders and science!
Cost         $1.00 per person - CASH ONLY
Location  The Arboretum, Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Open to all ages
No registration required
Other       Be sure to bring a flashlight
Bad weather back-up location - E.S. Good Barn, park in the Orange Lot 

►24 [Saturday], 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
P
esky Plants

A workshop on the ecology and identification of the most common problematic plants in the Bluegrass.
Time         10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location   Begin in the Visitor Center and travel approximately one mile on paved & unpaved paths 
Cost         $10 per person

►28 [Monday], 6:00 - 7:30 pm 
The Monarch Butterfly: The King of Butterflies 
Learn about the Monarch Butterfly, its lifecycle, incredible journey across the US, and its favorite food, milkweed.
Cost         Suggested donation $3.00
Location  The Arboretum, Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        10+

31 [Saturday], UK Football Home game. Visitor parking is not available, but the grounds are open.

SEPTEMBER

►3 [Tuesday], 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening 
Learn vegetable gardening basics then advance to the needs of growing through fall and into winter
Cost         $10.00
Location  The Arboretum, Oatts Visitor Center
Ages        Any age but geared towards adults


►9 [Monday], 6:00- 7:30 pm
Insect Walk
A guided walk with an Entomologist who will go over common garden pests, and other insects.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost         Suggested donation $3.00
Ages         Any age but geared towards adults

7 & 14 [Saturdays], 
UK Football Home game. Visitor parking is not available, but the grounds are open.

►20
 [Friday]
, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
The Beginner's Perennial Garden
We will discuss garden prep, design and talk about easy to grow, low maintenace perennials.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost         $10.00
Ages         Any age but geared towards adults

OCTOBER

12 & 26 [Saturdays], UK Football Home game. Visitor parking is not available, but the grounds are open.

►14 [Monday], 6:00- 7:30 pm
Nut Trees for Homeowners
Come learn from John Strang what nut trees to try in your yard or garden.
Location   Oatts Visitor Center 
Cost         Suggested donation $3.00
Ages         Any age but geared towards adults

►19 [Saturday], Noon to 3:00 pm
Oaks of Kentucky

This workshop will cover the ecology and identification of all 22 of Kentucky's oaks, right here at The Arboretum.
An intermediate level class and participants should ideally possess some basic knowledge of tree identification.

Time         12:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location   Begin in the Visitor Center and travel approximately two miles on paved & unpaved paths 
Cost         $15 per person
Ages         13+

NOVEMBER

9, 23, 30 [Saturdays], UK Football Home game.Visitor parking is not available, but the grounds are open.