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Upcoming Events for Kentucky

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

August

 

August 9, Lexington
Lawn Renovation
Fayette County Extension Service

We will cover basic lawn care with an emphasis on how to best seed or renovate your existing lawn. We will present several greener, lower input approaches to traditional lawn care. There is no cost for this 6:30 p.m. class, but pre-registration is required. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 7, La Grange
Identifying Pests & Beneficial Insects
Oldham County Extension Service

Traci Missun, extension agriculture & natural resources agent, will present this free program, sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association. 6:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 502-222-9453 or emailing lauren.state@uky.edu.



August 9, Union
All-American Selection Tour
Boone County Arboretum

Tour our All-America Selection gardens to learn about the best annuals, perennials, and vegetables. Meet in Shelter #1 at 10 a.m. To register, call 859-586-6101 and ask for Lacey.



August 15, Union
Cut Flower Series: How to Grow Cut Flowers
Boone County Extension Service Environmental & Nature Center

Learn how to grow your own cut flower garden and learn about cut flower varieties that perform well. 10 a.m.-noon. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 24, Shepherdsville
Home Lawn Care
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn ways to grow a greener, less weedy turf. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 502-543-2257.



August 28, Burlington
Fall Lawn Renovation
Boone County Extension Service

Fall is the best season for lawn renovation. Learn about seed selection, seeding techniques, and weed management for the home lawn. 1:30-3:30 p.m. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



August 28, Louisville
Fall Gardening
Middletown Branch Library

Carol Wilder, horticulture technician, shares everything you need to know about fall gardening in this Middletown Library Series event. 6:30 p.m. Call 502-569-2344 for more information.



August 28, Lexington
Exotic Ferns
Fayette County Extension Service

We will cover many of the diverse houseplant-type ferns that you may want to try. There will be an assortment of lesser-known ferns for folks to take home. The class meets at 6:30 p.m., costs $15, and pre-registration is required. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

September

 

September 1, Alexandria
Nature Hike
Campbell County Environmental Education Center

If you are curious about what those trees are along the trail, or you see animal tracks and wonder what made them, you can join us for an interpretive hike of the trail to find out more about the plants and wildlife in this area. 1-2 p.m. For required registration, please call 859-572-2600 or register online at ces.ca.uky.edu/Campbell. Repeats on September 9, 16, 22, and 29 at varying times.



September 4, Paducah
Toolbox Garden Series
McCracken County Extension Service

This free garden class meets monthly from 5-6 p.m. with changing topics. For information about upcoming topics or to register, call 270-554-9520, email dl_ces_mccracken@email.uky.edu, or visit mccracken.ca.uky.edu.



September 15, Clermont
Bugfest and Fall Plant Sale
Bernheim

Join in the Parade of Bugs, have fun on an insect safari, dare to Eat-A-Bug! and much more! You can also pick out the perfect plants for your home garden at the fall plant sale.  Closer to the event, there will be a list of available plants on the website. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A $5 per car fee applies for non-members. For information, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.



September 17, Shepherdsville
Early Apple Tasting
Bullitt County Extension Service

A free tasting of early-ripening apples. 6-8 p.m. Call 502-543-2257 to register.



September 18, Lexington
Dealing with Backyard Wildlife
Fayette County Extension Service

If you are dealing with nuisance wildlife tearing up your lawn and eating your garden, then you will want to attend this class. Although there are limited options, we will discuss methods and techniques to TRY to keep those animals at bay. The cost is $5 for this 6:30 p.m. class, and pre-registration is required. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

September 18, Louisville
Bon Air Library Series – All about Bulbs
Jefferson County Extension Service

Carol Wilder, horticulture technician, will teach you all about selecting, planting, and enjoying bulbs in your ornamental garden. Call 502-569-2344 for more information.



September 21, Owensboro
Backwoods Ball
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

The Backwoods Ball fundraising event will feature an auction, music, dancing, and dinner. Help support the activities of WKBG and have a wonderful night of fun. For more information, call 270-993-1234, email wkbg@bellsouth.net, or visit wkbg.org.



September 21, Shepherdsville
Tree & Shrub Care
Bullitt County Extension Service

Although sometimes neglected in the landscape and seemingly capable of existing with only minimal or no care at all, woody shrubs and trees have cultural needs just as important as less rugged annual and perennial plants. Learn how to select, plant, and care for them properly. Preregistration is required for this 6-7:30 p.m. class. Call 502-543-2257 to register.

 

October



October 2, Paducah
Toolbox Garden Series
McCracken County Extension Service

This free garden class meets monthly from 5-6 p.m. with changing topics. For information about upcoming topics or for registration, call 270-554-9520, email dl_ces_mccracken@email.uky.edu, or visit mccracken.ca.uky.edu.



October 4, Franklin
Composting with Worms
The Franklin Garden Club

Worms make beautiful compost; come learn how to have them in your garden and compost pile. Master gardener Lisa Deavers will be the speaker at this 6-7 p.m. free presentation to the public at the Gallery on the Square. For more information, call 270-813-0276 or email franklinKYgardenclub@gmail.com.



October 4, Lexington
Growing Garlic
Fayette County Extension Service

We will discuss how to grow this easy fall-planted crop including how to harvest and store. Attendees will take home a sampler of varieties to plant in their own gardens. The cost is $10, and pre-registration is required. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



October 5, Shepherdsville
Fall Favorites
Bullitt County Extension Service

If your garden lacks appeal in the fall and winter, it’s time to take stock of what could be added to increase its visual interest during these months. This class will offer suggestions for selecting plants that will afford fall and winter interest. 6-7:30 p.m. Call 502-543-2257 to pre-register (required). For more information, email dl_ces_bullitt@email.uky.edu or visit bullitt.ca.uky.edu.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.