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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.

 

 

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

The giant pink and blue hydrangeas tend to perform poorly in our climate, so we are offering you information about all of the other wonderful hydrangeas that may be better suited to this area. We will raffle our examples as door prizes. The cost is $10; pre-registration is required; meeting time is 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, Burlington
Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden
Boone County Extension Service

We will discuss what plants will give you the largest yield in the fall and look at examples of season extenders to keep your crops growing into early winter. Class meets from 5:30-7 p.m. For additional information, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.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

Join us from 6-7:30 p.m. and learn best practices of caring for your lawn. 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.

 

September

 

September 1, Lexington
Docent-Guided Garden Tour
The Arboretum

Join us for a tour of our garden with a docent providing guidance to the plants in bloom. Groups of more than 5 must pre-register, 25 spots are available. 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $3 per person payable at the event by cash or check only. For information or registration, call
 859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

September 2, Owensboro
1st Saturday for Kids: Beautiful Butterflies
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Join us from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for fun, butterfly-related events for kids ages 5-11. For additional information, call 270-852-8925, email wkbg@bellsouth.net, or visit wkbg.org.

 

September 3, 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 at 2 p.m. with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. Hikes last approximately one hour. For additional information, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit
bernheim.org.

 

September 6, Union
Wednesday Walk
Boone County Arboretum

Join us from 10-11 a.m. for a casual walk exploring the arboretum with a new area highlighted each month. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

September 7, Union
Monarch Mania
Boone County Arboretum

Join us from 5-7 p.m. and learn about monarch tagging and how to attract monarchs and other butterflies to your yard. Pre-registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

September 7, Lexington
Autumn Crocus and Colchicums
Fayette County Extension Service

From the small purple and ghostly lavender crocus to the giant pink and white colchicums, these are a delight for the serious plant collector. We will provide bulbs for your home garden. Cost: $25; time: 6:30. 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 7, La Grange
Daylilies    
Oldham County Master Gardener Association

Master Gardener Ellen Carrithers will discuss the best practices for growing daylilies. 6:30 p.m. at the Oldham County Extension Service. For additional information, call 502-222-9453, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

 

September 13, Union
Pawpaw Tasting
Boone County Arboretum

Join us to learn all about pawpaw trees and their delicious fruit. This program includes a tasting of several different cultivars. 5-7 p.m. Registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

September 14, Lexington
Saving Flower Seeds    
Fayette County Extension Service

It is very easy to save and store seeds. This class will cover cross-pollination hazards, hybrid versus open-pollinated, how to dry and store for longest life, and more. There is no cost, meeting at 6:30 p.m. 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 15, Lexington
Docent-Guided Garden Tour
The Arboretum

Join us for a tour of our garden with a docent providing guidance to the plants in bloom. Groups of more than 5 must pre-register, 25 spots are available. 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $3 per person payable at the event by cash or check only. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

September 16, Union
Fall Plant Sale
Boone County Arboretum

Don’t miss unbeatable deals on perennials, trees, shrubs, and more at our annual plant sale. Shelter #1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Boone County Arboretum. For information, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

September 20, Union
Fall Woods and Wildflower Walk
Boone County Arboretum

Meet at the old gate, 9189 Camp Ernst Road, to explore the natural woods of our Environmental and Nature Center. A guide will highlight the identification of local fall wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. 1:30-4 p.m. For more information, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org

 

September 22, Shepherdsville
Composting    
Bullitt County Extension Service

Start a compost pile using yard and kitchen waste. Pre-registration is required. Call 502-543-2257 to pre-register. For more information, visit bullitt.ca.uky.edu.

 

October

 

October 1, 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 at 2 p.m. with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. Hikes last approximately one hour. For additional information, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit
bernheim.org.

 

October 6, Lexington
Celebrating the Seasons: Amazing Autumn
The Arboretum

Celebrate the best of autumn, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tour our garden with a docent providing guidance, 11 a.m.-noon. For information or registration, call
859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

October 6, Lexington
Docent-Guided Garden Tour
The Arboretum

Join us for a tour of our garden with a docent providing guidance to the plants in bloom. Groups of more than 5 must pre-register, 25 spots are available. 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $3 per person payable at the event by cash or check only. For information or registration, call
 859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/Arboretum.

 

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.