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Upcoming Events for Kentucky

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Ongoing through October 19 Crestwood
Saturday Tours
Yew Dell Gardens
11 am – Noon. Regular Admission/Free for members. Ever wonder how Yew Dell got its name? When the castle was built? Or have you just always been curious about our story? Join us for a Saturday Tour! Visitors will learn about the gardens, history and lore of Yew Dell. These drop-in tours are every Saturday from 11 am-12 pm now until October 19th. Free with Regular Admission!
*Due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, these tours are subject to change without prior notice.

May 9 through July 25 (Thursday evenings) Crestwood
Bourbon & Botanicals - Music Series and Plant Walks
Yew Dell Gardens
What’s better than music in the garden? How about music, food, bourbon, wine, beer... and some cool plants too? Join us Thursday evenings for weekly concerts, refreshing libations and simple snacks. And for a dose of garden up close and personal, come out at 5:30 pm for a pre-concert plant walk led by our top-notch horticulture staff! Plant Walk: 5:30 p.m., Music: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Regular Admission/FREE for Members!

May 9th    - Joan Shelley
May 16th – Mama Said String Band  
May 23rd – Corey Brumback Band
May 30th – Flamenco Louisville
June 6th – Two for the Show
June 13th - Charity Radcliffe
June 20th – Billy Goat Strut Revue
June 27th – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
July 4th – We’re closed for Independence Day – no late night Thursday
July 11th – The Local Honeys
July 18th – Hot Brown Smackdown
July 25th –  Hot Coffee Breakdown featuring  Contra Dance calling by Chet Gray

June 8 Cadiz
2nd Saturday Hike – Insects
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
The focus of July’s hike will be insects. Participants will learn about the insects of Lake Barkley State Resort Park and will go in search of our favorite creepy crawlies! The hike starts at 10 a.m. and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. No reservations are necessary to participate in 2nd Saturday Hikes. For more information call 1-800-325-1708 or email

June 8 Frankfort
13th Annual Living in History Home and Garden Tour
The Garden Club of Frankfort and Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission present this tour on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and lunch is available at Wilson's Nurseries. Contact 1-800-960-7200 or

June 8 through August 17 (Saturdays) Crestwood
Children in the Dell – Reboot!
Yew Dell Gardens
For ages 5-10. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Regular Admission/FREE for members. No Pre-registration necessary! We are taking a new approach to this popular children’s program. In addition to eliminating pre-registration, Children in the Dell is adopting a new informal format. Just bring the kiddos any time during the designated hours and our talented educators will enlighten you and your children with the wonders of nature. Each session will offer some new nuggets of knowledge that kiddos can expand upon in a self-guided way in the garden. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

June 12 Crestwood
Summer Pruning Workshop
Yew Dell Gardens
Instructor: Nursery/Greenhouse Manager, Jacob Stidham. 6 – 7:30 p.m. $15/Members, $25/Non-members. Pruning is one of the best combinations of art and science in the garden. Join Jacob on this informal and hands-on workshop to explore and refine your summer pruning technique. From Yew hedges to specimen trees and even some cut back perennials, you’ll go home with a newfound appreciation of the craft of pruning. Bring hand pruners if you have ‘em. Limited to 20 slots.

June 20 Owensboro
Dazzling Daylily Festival Balloons Over The Garden: 10 Days for 10 Years!
The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
So many fun things to do over this 10 day-celebration, including children's activities, VIP daylily gala, live music, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, children’s playhouse, daylily dig bed, guided daylily tour, and so much more. For more information, visit or call 270-993-1234.



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