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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.

 

 

June

 

June 22-30, Owensboro
Dazzling Daylily Festival & Daylily Sale
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Visit us on both days and see more than 800 registered daylily varieties. Hot air balloons will be here Friday evening. The daylily sale will take place on closing day. For additional information, call 270-993-1234, email wkbg@bellsouth.net, or visit wkbg.org.



June 23, Paris
Home and Garden Tour
The Wallis House and Arboretum

Tickets are $20 per person, and proceeds will help support maintenance and enhancement of the house and grounds. For additional information, contact Joanna Kirby at kirbys50@hotmail.com or 859-559-8848.



June 23, Highland Heights
Garden Open House
Campbell County Extension Service

The education and demonstration gardens will be welcoming visitors. There will be tours, demonstrations, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No registration is required for this free program. For additional information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 25, Highland Heights
Raising Monarch Butterflies
Campbell County Extension Service

If you want to help increase the monarch butterfly population, join us and learn how to raise caterpillars and release the adult butterflies. 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Register for one class only. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.



June 27, Shepherdsville
Growing & Cooking with Herbs
Bullitt County Extension Service

Fay Bennett demonstrates how best to grow and use herbs for culinary purposes. 6-7:30 p.m. Call 502-543-2257 for required pre-registration.



June 28, Highland Heights
Kids Garden Club (ages 9-12 years)
Campbell County Extension Service

Stimulate your child’s interest in gardening by bringing them to a meeting of the Kids Garden Club, 10-11:30 a.m. There will be a variety of educational topics and fun garden activities. Do dress for a mess, as a portion of the meeting will be hands-on work in the display gardens. For additional information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.



June 30, Crestwood
Save the Steeples Garden Tour and Plant Sale
The Ever-Changing Garden

Potted perennials and bare-root daylilies will be available for purchase. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds will be used to repair the twin steeples at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 1406 E Washington Street in Louisville. For additional information, contact Rebecca Scarboro at rdaylily@bellsouth.net.

 

July

 

July 3, Lancaster
Daylilies Tour
Fayette County Extension Service

Join us at Grahams’ Daylilies for a tour of hundreds of daylily cultivars. Willie Graham will host us and share the background of this Kentucky Proud business. Everyone will receive a daylily to take home. Additional plants can be purchased onsite. We will provide directions to those who register. The cost is $10, and the tour starts at 10 a.m. 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 9, Highland Heights
Gardening for Pollinators
Campbell County Extension Service

Pollinating insects need our help. Learn about the plants that attract the most pollinators. The class is offered twice, at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Register for only one. For registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.



July 10, Highland Heights
Carnivorous Plants
Campbell County Extension Service

Come learn about fascinating carnivorous plants and how to care for them. Each participant will receive a small plant. The class meets at 10 a.m. and again at 6:30; register for one only. In lieu of registration, bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Brighton Center. To register, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.



July 12, Covington
Hort-Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting
Kenton County Extension Service

Bring your garden questions and concerns. We will have specialists here to address them. Meets from 3-4:30 p.m. For information/registration, call 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit kenton.ca.uky.edu.



July 12, Lexington
Hydrangeas
Fayette County Extension Service

Those giant pink and blue varieties tend to perform poorly in our climate. We will discuss other wonderful hydrangeas that you might not know as well. And we will offer some tips to improve the odds of your success with the big ones. Take home small plants of more durable varieties for your garden. The cost is $20 and the time is 6:30 p.m. 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 17, La Grange
Late Summer/Early Fall Secrets
Oldham County Extension Service

This free program is presented by Fayette County Master Gardener Karen Angelucci, author of Secrets of a Kentucky Gardener, and is sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association. The meeting time is 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at via 502-222-9453 or lauren.state@uky.edu.



July 18, Lexington
Teacher Workshop
The Arboretum

Learn how to use The Arboretum to meet Next Generation Science Standards. During this workshop you will be certified in Project Learning Tree and Project Wild curricula. Please contact Jackie Gallimore for more information. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/arboretum.



July 19, Lexington
Clematis
Fayette County Extension Service

We will discuss their needs and culture and provide a couple of plants for everyone that should be easier to grow than some of the more delicate varieties. The cost is $20; meeting time is 6:30 p.m.; 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 24, Louisville
Planting Terrariums & Dish Gardens
Middletown Branch Library

This is part of the Middletown Library Series and will feature Carol Wilder, horticulture technician. She will help you create terrariums and/or a dish garden. Call 502-569-2344 for more information. Meets at 6:30 p.m.



July 26, Crestwood
Build Your Own Fairy Garden
Yew Dell Gardens

This hands-on class will walk participants through the construction of their very own take-home container fairy garden. The class will feature natural materials and will give you an opportunity to let your creative inner-fairy flow. Meets from 6-7:30 p.m. For information/registration, call 502-241-4788 or visit
yewdellgardens.org.



July 27, Shepherdsville
Tomato Class
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn how to grow different varieties of tomatoes and taste-test them. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; no fee for this class. Call 502-543-2257 to register.

 

August

 

August 2, Lexington
Summer-Flowering Shrubs
Fayette County Extension Service

We will discuss flowering shrubs for the dog days of summer. Take home small shrubs to brighten your summer landscape. The cost is $10; class meets at 6:30, 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.



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.

 

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.