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Upcoming Events for Kentucky

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April 1 & 6 Covington
Tree Selection and Care Part 1nd 2
Kenton County Extension Service

Meet from 6-8 p.m. both dates to learn which trees grow best her and how to choose trees for your landscape. Part two will cover tree establishment and care. Pre-registration is required for this free class; attendees of both classes will receive two free trees. For information/registration, call 859-356-3155, email, or visit

April 3 Burlington
Tree & Shrub Planting, Pruning & Care
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

We will cover plant selection, planting, care & pruning of ornamentals, 10 a.m.-noon. A portion of the class will be taught inside. If weather permits, there will be a planting & pruning demonstration outdoors. For information/registration visit and choose “login to on–line registration and class listing” on right side or call 859-586–6101. 

April 6 Lexington
Spectacular Spring
Kentucky Children’s Garden

There will be live animals, spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts, and activities with local organizations. The cost is $3 per person or $10 for the family. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email, or visit

April 6 Lexington
Annual Volunteer Fair and Orientation

Opportunities will include vegetable gardening, native plants crew, adopt-a-rose plot, education events and Kentucky Children’s Center. Meet at the Visitor Center. 2-4 p.m. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email, or visit For additional information/registration call 859-257-6101, email, or visit

April 6 Alexandria
Dealing with Deer and Other
Mammals in the Gardens
Green Spring Gardens

Bambi may be cute, but he would love to make a feast of your garden. Learn proven and humane tactics for gardening with deer, rabbits, rodents, groundhogs, and other creatures that are attracted to both edible and ornamental gardens. Adults only. $18/person. Register online at or call 703-642-5173. 

April 9 Owensville
Lunch, Listen & Learn
The Western Kentucky
Botanical Garden

Join us for lunch and seminar–”Birds of a Feather” with Daniel Sweigard. In partnership with the Daviess County Public Library (formerly the Walk & Talk series). For more information or to register, visit or call 270-993-1234.

April 11 Lexington
Tracing Roots with Dave Leonard
The ARBORETUM, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Follow a tree’s roots underground to see how they grow and communicate. Registration required. 6-7:30 p.m. Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information or to register, call 859-257-6955 or visit

April 11 Owensville
25th Annual Southwest Ohio
Perennial School

Clermont County Extension Service
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Southwest Ohio Perennial School. There will be trade show vendors with an assortment of plants, and garden décor. 8 a.m-4 p.m. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. Register by April 1 for reduced pricing. Visit for a registration form and additional information on our presenters or call Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070, ext. 102.

April 12 Clermont
90th Anniversary Forest Tour: Wonders of Wilson Creek
Bernheim Arboretum

Our special 90th Anniversary Forest Tours series continues. Join Director of Conservation Andrew Berry for a three-hour forest immersion tour into Bernheim’s restoration of Wilson Creek. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bernheim members $15; non-members $20. For more information, visit or call 502-955-8512.

April 18 Lexington
Discovering Roots with Emily Ellingson
The ARBORETUM, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Uncover original plant collection maps, solve curatorial mysteries, and learn about the historic trees of The Arboretum woods. 6-7:30 p.m. Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information or to register, call 859-257-6955 or visit

April 20 Clermont
Wildflower Walk: The Business of Blooming
Bernheim Arboretum

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to follow their progression from bud to blossom over several weeks. Join us for the second stroll of the series that provides engaging stories on wildflower adaptation, ecology, folklore, and history. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12. $5 per car environmental impact fee for non-members applies. For more information, visit or call 502-955-8512.

April 23 Lexington
Little Sprouts – Bugs!
The ARBORETUM, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Pre-registration required. Learn about how bees and other bugs help plants grow, decorate and craft 3D beetles, look for some bugs that might already be out, and help us plant some early spring crops in the Kentucky Children’s Garden. Ages 3-5; location: Visitor Center. Session One: 10-10:45 a.m., Session Two: 11-11:45 a.m. $3 per child per session. For more information, call 859-257-6955 or visit

April 23 Crestwood
Hypertufa Workshop
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Create the perfect horticultural masterpiece for your garden or patio. Yew Dell’s Director of Marketing & Events and no-holds-barred gardener Jackie Gulbe will guide you through the process of creating your own hypertufa planter. Hypertufa containers are the perfect home for low maintenance plants like succulents and cacti and they are cool looking. 6-7:30 pm. Members, $35, non-members, $45. Online registration ends Friday, April 19. For more information, call 502-241-4788 or visit

April 24 Union
Spring Blooms
Boone County Arboretum

Join us for a guided tour of the arboretum’s stunning spring blooms and learn which trees & shrubs would be best for your landscape.1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Shelter #2. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 859-384-4999 or visit

April 25-27 Blacksburg
Plant Sale
Hahn Horticulture Garden

Many different types plants, some of which have been grown by students of the horticulture program. The money raised goes to The Horticulture Club at Virginia Tech and the Hahn Horticulture Garden. We have many different types of plants being sold including sun plants, shade plants, herbs, vegetables, annuals, and much more! Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 540-231-5970 or visit

April 26 Clermont
Creatures of the Night: Whip-poor-wills
Bernheim Arboretum

Creatures of the Night programs provide opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of natural phenomena that often go unnoticed. Journey with Bill Napper and fellow volunteer naturalists on a driving tour of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. 8-10:30 p.m. Bernheim members $10; Non-members $12. Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. on the day before the program. For more information, visit or call 502-955-8512.

April 26-27 Crestwood
Spring Plant Sale
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Friday Night Members Only Pre-Sale, 6-8:30 p.m. – don’t forget to bring your membership card! Free for members. (Not a member? You can buy a membership at the door!) Enjoy first shot at the best plant offerings around, live music, grab a beer or a glass of wine and a few bites and make an evening of it. Saturday for members and not yet members, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Members get in at 9 a.m. From perennials to shrubs, trees, tropicals, succulents and more, we’ll have a great selection to get your garden in shape just in time for Derby. Plant sales, kid’s activities, food truck and the most knowledgeable plant staff around can help you pick the perfect plants to spruce up your garden. Free with regular admission. Online admission sales end April 26 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit

April 27 Owensboro
Annual Plant Sale
The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

This year’s sale will be held at the Mundy Activity Center, 1650 W 2nd St. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 270-993-1234 or visit

April 27 Union
Arbor Day at the Arboretum
Boone County Arboretum

Join us in free hands-on programs, kids activities, and free giveaways to celebrate trees and nature at the Arboretum. Kids activities, free tree seedlings (while supplies last). No registration required. For more information, call 859-384-4999 or visit

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


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