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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.

 

 

May



May 15, Louisville
Garden Disease Control and Conditions that Look Like Disease
Jefferson County Extension Service Bon Air Library Series

Carol Wilder, horticulture technician, will teach about garden disease control. Class meets at 6:30 p.m. at Bon Air Library. For information, call 502-569-2344, email dl_ces_jefferson@email.uky.edu, or visit jefferson.ca.uky.edu.



May 15, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Part II, Maintenance and Summer Crops
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 watering, pest/weed management, and fertilizing. We will also cover growing tomatoes, peppers, beans, and squash. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide, a packet of seeds, and door-prize drawings. The class will be held at Southern States Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive at 5:30 p.m. and is free but requires pre-registration. For information/registration, call
859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



May 15, Lexington
Cannas
Fayette County Extension Service

Cannas are valuable for their tropical foliage, ease of growth, and long bloom season. In recent years breeders have sought to improve the offerings with compact plants, heavier flowering in brighter colors, and self-cleaning plants that drop spent blooms for a tidier appearance. We will cover care, discuss numerous varieties, and provide a few for you to grow. The cost is $15; 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.



May 16, Union
Hike the Trails
Boone County Extension Service Environmental & Nature Center

Explore the natural woods of our Environmental and Nature Center on a self-guided tour, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Identify local spring wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. There are three trails to choose from, from experienced to beginner. There is also a guided tour from 1-4 p.m. You must check in and out at the main shelter house. For information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.



May 16, Lexington
Growing Great Tomatoes
Fayette County Extension Service

We will meet at 5:30 p.m. at West Sixth Street Brewing, 501 W 6th Street for this free class. The talk will cover techniques for growing great tomatoes, how to avoid common pitfalls, and disease prevention. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



May 17, Shelbyville
The Wonderful World of Herbs
Shelby County Extension Service

Master gardener and garden writer Becky Kirts will describe how to select, grow, and use a multitude of herbs. Herbs will be given away as door prizes. 6:30 p.m. For information, call 502-633-4593, email dl_ces_shelby@email.uky.edu, or visit shelby.ca.uky.edu.



May 17, Highland Heights
All About Hydrangeas
Campbell County Extension Service

Learn about different types of hydrangeas and get tips on pruning, light requirements, and design ideas.
6:30-8 p.m. For additional information call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.



May 18, Shepherdsville
Hypertufa
Bullitt County Extension Service

Becca Huffman will demonstrate how to create lightweight concrete planters. 6-7:30 p.m. For required pre-registration, call 502-543-2257, email dl_ces_bullitt@email.uky.edu, or visit bullitt.ca.uky.edu.



May 19, Union
Spring Plant Sale
Boone County Arboretum

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



May 19, Warsaw
Peony Festival
Gallatin County Extension Service

Noon-6 p.m., starting on the Warsaw Courthouse Square, there will be riverboat rides, a tractor show, gardening workshops, free horse and carriage rides, and much more! For more information, call the extension office at 859-567-5481.

 

May 19-20, Louisville
Kilgore House and Garden Tour

In its 18th year, the annual Kilgore House and Garden Tour will be held Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Rain or Shine. Named as Louisville’s Premier Garden Tour, the event will include five gardens and two homes open for tours. Proceeds from the Tour provide scholarships for those unable to pay the full fee of counseling services. Tickets are $30 and $5 for children under 6. For more information about the tour, including photos and descriptions or to order tickets, visit www.kilgoregardentour.org



May 22, Louisville
Container and Small Space Gardening
Middletown Library

The Middletown Library Series will feature Carol Wilder, horticulture technician to help you plan your container/small space garden. For more information, call 502-569-2344, email dl_ces_jefferson@email.uky.edu, or visit jefferson.ca.uky.edu.



May 26, Alexandria
Wildflower Hike
Campbell County Environmental Education Center

We will be walking the trails and identifying different wildflowers located here at the center, located at 1261 Race Track Road. 1:30-2:30 Registration is required. For more information, call 859-572-2600 or register online at ces.ca.uky.edu/Campbell.

 

May 29, Highland Heights
Garden Photography for the Smartphone
Campbell County Extension Service

Learn to use your smartphone to capture those beautiful moments in the garden. This class is meant for the beginner photographer. 10-11:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.



May 31, Union
Tree Selection for Utility Lines
Boone County Arboretum

Attend our demonstration to learn which trees and shrubs can be planted under and around power lines and still add beauty to the landscape. 1-2:30 p.m. To register by phone, call 859-586-6101 and ask for Lacey or call the arboretum at 859-384-4999. Register online at www.bcarboretum.org/events.



May 31, Lexington
Annual Combinations for Pots and Garden
Fayette County Extension Service

We will discuss growing annuals in containers and assemble a couple of smaller planters. We will cover design tips, soil and container selection, and ongoing maintenance. There will be a great variety of things to purchase. Our demo pots will be raffled as door prizes. Class costs $5 and will be held at Pemberton’s Greenhouse, 555 Keller Court off Georgetown Road. 2 p.m. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

June

 

June 2, Lexington
Walking Tour with the Curator
The Arboretum

This tour will focus on the highlights of the arboretum. 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $5. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

 

June 3, Bowling Green
Fairy Garden Tour & Tea
Bowling Green Garden Club

Share a magical afternoon with your child. The craft and refreshment portion will be at Lost River Cave Birch Room; featured fairy garden sites will be announced. Tour, 1-4 p.m., tea 3-5 p.m. The cost is $10/$5 for adults/children. For additional information, contact Alice Kummer at 270-779-9238 or ahk174@twc.com.



June 3, Clermont
First Sunday Nature Hike
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join volunteer naturalist Joe Rogers for an engaging nature hike on the first Sunday of each month, 2-3 p.m. Registration is not required, just curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. All ages are welcome. The hike is free, but $5 per car weekend fee applies for non-members. For information, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.



June 5, Paducah
Toolbox Garden Series
McCracken County Extension Service

Join us for this free series from 5-6 p.m. A new topic is covered at each monthly meeting. For information, call 270-554-9520, email dl_ces_mccracken@email.uky.edu, or visit mccracken.ca.uky.edu.



June 7, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Part II
Beaumont Branch Public Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way

This class will cover some of the most basic questions for any first-time gardener. Topics will include watering, pest/weed management, and fertilizing. We will also cover crops like tomatoes, peppers, beans, and squash. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide and a packet of seeds.
6:30 p.m. There is no cost, 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.



June 7, Lexington
Japanese Anemones
Fayette County Extension Service

Japanese anemones can be a wonderful solution for gardens that have little color in late summer and fall. They do have problems, however, including the need for staking and too-vigorous growth and spread. The cost is $10, and meting time is 6:30 p.m. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



June 9, Frankfort
12th Annual Home and Garden Tour

We will be celebrating 12 years of Frankfort’s finest homes and gardens. The tour will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and cost $15; the luncheon is $15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the historic Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath. For more information, visit the Garden Club of Frankfort’s Facebook page or call the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission at 502-875-8687.



June 9, Franklin
Love in Bloom Garden Tour
Franklin Garden Club

Fifty years ago, Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in Franklin. Come tour the church where they were married, plus four additional homes, and the Beasley House’s Chinese Garden. There will be a plant sale to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. The tour is 1-5 p.m., beginning at the Beasley House, 320 S. College Street. Tickets are available on the day of the tour or in advance at Gallery on the Square or the Franklin-Simpson Tourist Office. For more information, call Cathy Stratton at 270-779-9622 or email cstra0@aol.com or franklinkygardenclub@gmail.com.



June 11-15, Lexington
Junior Master Gardener Camp
The Arboretum

20 participants ages 8-12 years can attend this session (the second July is 30-August 3). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The cost is $150 per person, $130 for Friends of the Arboretum. Registration is required by May 24. To register, contact jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or call 850-257-0330.



June 14, Lexington
Exciting Perennials
Fayette County Extension Service

We will offer some selection criteria and look at lots of lesser-known varieties. We have sourced some unusual gems for your garden. The program begins at 6:30 and costs $10. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



June 19, Louisville
Bon Air Library Series – Composting
Bon Air Branch Library

Carol Wilder, horticulture technician, will teach you all about composting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call 502-569-2344 for additional information.



June 20, Covington
Poisonous Plants – Fact or Fiction?
Kenton County Cooperative Extension

What’s fact or fiction? Did Harry Potter know his plants? Meet from 6-7:30 p.m. and learn about plants to avoid, including how to recognize them in the woods or landscape. For more information, call 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit kenton.ca.uky.edu.

 

June 21, Union
Hydrangeas
Boone County Arboretum

Hydrangeas are popular shrubs for the landscape and come in many varieties. Learn about some of the different varieties and how to incorporate them into the landscape. Meet at Shelter #2, 10 a.m.-noon. To register, call 859-586-6101.



June 21, Lexington
Hardy Mums
Fayette County Extension Service

We will discuss mum culture, provide tips related to pruning and winter survival, and send you home with several small plants that should prove to be reliable perennials. Pre-registration is required. The class meets at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $10. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



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.

 

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.