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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@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

June

 

June 2 & 16, Lexington
Docent-Guided Garden Tour    
The Arboretum

The tour is open to 25 attendees. Groups of 5 and over must preregister. The cost is $3 per person, payable at the event by cash or check only. 11 a.m.-noon. For more information or registration, call
859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit orwww.ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

June 3-4, Lexington
2017 Garden Tour
Eight Lexington Gardens

Visit eight Lexington gardens from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at King’s Garden Center, Michler’s, Best of Flowers, Springhouse Gardens, and at the gardens on the day of the tour. Proceeds from the tour fund grants for beautification projects across the city. For more information, visit lexgardenclubs.org.

 

June 4, Clermont
First Sunday Nature Hike    
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join a volunteer naturalist for an engaging nature hike on the first Sunday of each month. Registration is not required; just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. Hikes begin at 2 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The hike is free, but the $5 environmental impact fee applies to non-members at entrance. For more information, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.

June 6, Paducah
Garden Rooms    
McCracken County Extension Service  
 
This presentation on creating garden rooms is part of the Toolbox Garden Series and will be presented by Raylene Gages as a free class. 5-6 p.m. For additional information, call 270-554-9520, email dl_ces_mccracken@email.uky.edu, or visit mccracken.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 7, Clermont
Lunch & Learn: Green Heritage    
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for those who enjoy spending time outdoors in the company of other adults who love learning about nature. Hosted by Corinne Mastey, Volunteer Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide, each program includes group introductions, a short themed hike, and a fabulous lunch from Isaac’s Cafe. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost is $15/$20 for members/non-members. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the program. For information/registration, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.

 

June 8, Highland Heights
Carnivorous Plants        
Campbell County Extension Service

Although many gardeners may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, they may not be aware of the diversity of carnivorous plants that can add enjoyment to the home garden. Join us at 10 a.m. to learn about several carnivorous plants and how to care for them. Each participant will receive a small plant. Registration is required. For additional information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit
campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 8, Lexington
Elephant Ears    
Fayette County Extension Service

These impressive tropical giants are easy to grow, and our class, meeting at 6:30 p.m., will expose you to unusual varieties focusing primarily on the upright Alocasia. These are sure to amaze visitors to your garden, and can be overwintered easily. The cost is $20. For more information or required registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.   

 

June 10, La Grange
Ask a Master Gardener    
Oldham County Public Library

The kickoff for the Oldham County Master Gardeners volunteer activity will be at the Oldham County Public Library and will provide an opportunity for the public to receive expert advice on many areas of gardening activity. For additional information, contact Trace at 502-222-9453 or traci.missun@uky.edu.

 

June 10, Versailles
Spring Garden Tour        
Woodford County Woman’s Club

The tour will include seven diverse gardens, both rural and urban. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. For additional information, email Joy McKenzie at jklmckenzie@yahoo.com or call 859-338-3464.

 

June 12-16, Lexington
Junior Master Gardener
The Arboretum

A weeklong camp for kids aged 8-12 years will last daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is required by May 24 and openings are limited. For information or registration, call 
859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 15, Lexington
Perennials for Shade Gardens    
Fayette County Extension Service

Beginning at 3 p.m. we will cover some of the more reliable ones. Dry shade among tree roots is near impossible, but we will have a suggestion or two for those difficult spots. There is tremendous diversity beyond hosta and ferns. Take home small plants for your own shady retreat. The cost is $14, and preregistration is required. For additional information or registration, call 859-257-5582, email
dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 15, Highland Heights
Perennials for the Shade Garden    
Campbell County Extension Service

There are many great perennials for shady gardens. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. we will cover some of the more reliable ones; there is tremendous diversity beyond hosta and ferns. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 15, Union
Hypertufa Make-and-Take    
Boone County Arboretum

Learn how to utilize these unique garden ornaments and to create them at home through hands-on learning and demonstrations. Meet at Shelter #2. 9 a.m-noon. The cost is $15/$20 for members/non-members. Registration is required through June 6. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

June 19-25, Owensboro
Dazzling Daylily Festival    
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

The 8th annual Dazzling Daylily Festival will feature daily viewing of the exquisite daylily gardens, hot-air balloons, and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Check with garden staff for a complete schedule of events. For more information, call 270-852-8925, email wkbg@bellsouth.net, or visit wkbg.org.

 

June 20, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, Part II
Fayette County Extension Service

This class will cover some of the most basic questions for any first-time gardener when it comes to maintaining the new plot. Topics will include things like watering, pest/weed management, and fertilizing. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide, and there will also be drawings for a few door prizes that any first-time gardener will love. Class will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m. Cost is free, but pre-registration is required. For additional information or registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 20, Louisville
Super Worms! Vermiculture & Composting    
Bon Air Branch Library

Learn how worms can aid your composting. For additional information or registration, call 502-569-2344, email dl_ces_jefferson@email.uky.edu, or visit jefferson.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 24, Highland Heights
Garden Open House        
Campbell County Extension Service

Enjoy a morning in the garden by touring our gardens, attending demonstrations, and meeting people in the garden community. Children’s activities and more will be included. The time is to be announced. For additional information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 24, La Grange
Rain Garden Cleanup    
Oldham County Extension Service

Beginning at 8 a.m., Oldham County Master Gardeners will prune, weed, and thin the extension rain garden. For additional information, call 502-222-9453, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 24, Louisville
Super Worms! Vermiculture & Composting    
Bon Air Branch Library

Learn how worms can aid your composting. For additional information or registration, call 502-569-2344, email dl_ces_jefferson@email.uky.edu, or visit jefferson.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 24, Clermont
Four Seasons of Wild Edibles    
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join Wren Smith, interpretive programs manager, for this workshop that will include an indoor presentation, a foraging expedition, recipes, and a few samples from each season. 9 a.m.-noon. Registration and payment ($20/$30 for members/non-members) are due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the program. For information/registration, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.

 

June 27-30, Union
Get to Know Nature Day Camp    
Boone County Extension Service Environmental & Nature Center

Participants (ages 9-15) will spend each day focused on learning and experiences in natural resource ecology and biology. Areas of focus will include woodland and aquatic sciences, human impact and interactions with nature, and health and well-being. Pre-registration is required as space is limited; lunch will be provided. For additional information call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 29, Shepherdsville
Edible Plants    
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn what you can safely harvest and eat from nature. 6-7:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Register by calling 502-543-2257.

 

June 29, Lexington
Oyster Mushrooms     
Fayette County Extension Service

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., we will demonstrate how to grow oyster mushrooms in straw. This is one the easier types of the many varieties of mushrooms that can be grown at home. Participants will receive live spawn to take home and begin their own cultures. The cost is $20 and preregistration is required. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582 or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

July

 

July 1, Alexandria
Tree I.D.
Campbell County Environmental Education Center

Come for a walk around the main walking trail to identify some common trees of northern Kentucky. We will provide a guide to help correctly identify the trees. 6-7 p.m. For more information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 6, Union
Native Grass and Pollinator Habitat
Boone County Extension Service Environmental & Nature Center

Extension and conservation district professionals will discuss the benefits and how to create and maintain a native pollinator habitat. We will walk through a new and a matured pollinator habitat installed at the nature center so you can see how they look and function. For additional information, call 859-586-6101, email
dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 6, Lexington
Making Perennials Work
Fayette County Extension Service

We will meet to discuss the importance of foliage and successive bloom seasons, pruning and management techniques, and some exceptional perennial plants for our area. 3 p.m. The cost is $10, 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.

 

July 6, La Grange
Making Roses Work
Oldham County Extension Service

Janet Miller, Louisville Rose Society, will discuss growing her favorite flowers. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association. 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 6, Union
Flowers for Kids
Boone County Arboretum

Children in grades 2-5 can learn about monocots and dicots, flower parts, and why flowers are important. Kids will dissect a flower to learn its parts, learn how to press flowers for collection, and take home a flower press. Meet at Shelter #2. 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Register through July 5. For information/registration, call
859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

July 7 & 21, Lexington
Docent-Guided Garden Tour
The Arboretum

There will be 25 spots available for the tour. Groups of five or more must pre-register. The cost is $3 – cash or check only. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For information or registration, call
859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

July 10, Highland Heights
Flower Arranging
Campbell County Extension Service

Use flowers from our gardens to make beautiful arrangements. 9:30 a.m. Registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 11 & 13, Burlington
Horticulture Kids Camp
Boone County Extension Service

The camp is open to children ages 7 to 12. We will spend three days learning about gardening, trees, insects, and so much more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $7. For additional information call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 13, Shepherdsville
Succulents
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn how to grown easy-care succulents. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For registration/information, call 502-543-2257, email dl_ces_bullitt@email.uky.edu, or visit bullitt.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 13, Lexington
The Fall Vegetable Garden: Plan Now for Late Fall-Winter Harvest
Fayette County Extension Service

With some planning, season extending techniques, and proper storage it is possible to eat from your garden well into winter. We will discuss best varieties for storage, which crops can be mulched in ground and which things are hardy enough to make it with no care. We will furnish seeds and\or transplants for your home garden. 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Pre-registration is required. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 13, Highland Heights
Weed Management for the Landscape and Vegetable Garden
Campbell County Extension Service

Registration is required for this program. 6:30–7:30 p.m. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 14, Lexington
Sizzling Summer
The Arboretum

Celebrate summer in The Children’s Garden. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For information or registration, call
859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

July 14, Union
Pollinators for Kids
Boone County Arboretum

Kids in grades 2-5 will explore the world of pollination by catching insects from the butterfly garden, identifying butterflies, and learning how pollination works and why it is important. Kids will make their own small hummingbird feeder to take home. Meet at Shelter #1. 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Registration is required through July 13. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

July 17, Goshen
How Flowers Flirt & Flourish
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

Meet at 6:30 p.m. for a talk on the tricks and trials of floral reproduction. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association. For additional information, call 502-222-9453, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 18, Louisville
What’s Bugging Your Garden?
Bon Air Branch Library

Learn which insects are beneficial and which ones (and how) to control. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, contact the Jefferson County Extension Office at 502-569-2344 or visit jefferson.ca.uky.edu.

 

July 18, Lexington
Weed Management
Fayette County Extension Service

Many gardeners are experiencing problems with highly invasive woody plants such as bush honeysuckle, winter creeper euonymus, escaped ornamental pears, and more. Join Joe Omelian, UK weed science specialist, at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of managing woody invasive weeds. He will discuss herbicides and special tools to make the job easier. The cost is $5, 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.

 

July 26, Union
Common Problems in the Garden
Boone County Arboretum

Learn how to identify vegetable plant problems and the best way to treat them. Meet at the vegetable garden, 10-11 a.m. Registration is required through July 25. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

August

 

August 3, La Grange
Late Summer/Early Fall Gardening
Oldham County Extension Service

Jeff Wallitsch of Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center will provide tips for gardening between seasons. 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardeners. For additional information, call 502-222-9453, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 3, Lexington
Renovating Lawns
Fayette County Extension Service

Late summer is the best time to re-seed lawns in Kentucky. Starting at 6:30 p.m. 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. Cost is free, 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 4 & 16, Lexington
Docent-Guided Garden Tour
The Arboretum

There will be 25 spots available for the tour. Groups of five or more must pre-register. The cost is $3 – cash or check only. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For information or registration, call
859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

August 8, London
Seed Saving
Laurel County Extension Service

This class will cover cross-pollination hazards, hybrid versus open pollination, and how to dry and store seeds. 6 p.m. For additional information, call 606-864-4167, email dl_ces_laurel@email.uky.edu, or visit laurel.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 8, Owensboro
Nellie Rarick Memorial Lecture – Hybridized Daylilies
The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Join nationally recognized daylily hybridizer Jamie Gossard for this exciting walk & talk presentation. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations are $10/$12 for members/non-members. For information/reservations, call 270-852-8925, email wkbg@bellsouth.net, or visit wkbg.org.

 

August 10, Lexington
Crapemyrtles
Fayette County Extension Service

Although we are too far north to grow these as trees, crapemyrtles can be grown as shrubs or giant perennials. Newer varieties have been selected for foliage color, compact size, longer bloom, disease resistance, and fall color. We will feature some varieties that have performed well in Kentucky and will raffle several plants as door prizes. 3 p.m. Cost: $10. 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.

 

August 10, Highland Heights
Water Garden Management
Campbell County Extension Service

Class meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 11, Shepherdsville
Weed I.D.
Bullitt County Extension Service

This class teaches how to identify common weeds and how to control them. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this free class. For information/registration, call 502-543-2257, email dl_ces_bullitt@email.uky.edu, or visit bullitt.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 15, Louisville
Fall Gardening
Bon Air Branch Library

Learn about gardening in the fall. 6:30-8 p.m. For information, contact the Jefferson County Extension Service at 502-569-2344 or visit jefferson.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 18, Union
Summer Tree I.D.
Boone County Arboretum

Take advantage of this guided tour through the arboretum and learn how to identify native and landscape trees. Meet at Shelter #1 at 6:30 p.m. Tour lasts approximately hour and a half. Registration is required through August 16. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

August 22, Shepherdsville
Herbs
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn about growing and using herbs. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this free class. For information/registration, call 502-543-2257, email dl_ces_bullitt@email.uky.edu, or visit bullitt.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 22, Lexington
Hydrangeas
Fayette County Extension Service

Information about all of the wonderful hydrangeas suited to this area. Plant examples will be raffled as door prizes. The cost is $10; pre-registration is required. 6:30 p.m. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 24, Highland Heights
Toxic Plants
Campbell County Extension Service

Class meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. and registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

August 25, Shepherdsville
Turf Care
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn best practices of caring for your lawn. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this free class. For information/registration, call 502-543-2257, 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.