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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.

 

 

October

 

October 5, Lexington
Storing Winter Bulbs
Fayette County Extension Service

Our discussion will focus primarily on tender flowering plants but many of the same curing and storage techniques work for root vegetables. The cost is $5 and meeting time is 3 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.

 

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.



October 6, Shepherdsville
Fall Garden Tasks
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn how to get your garden ready for fall and winter. Pre-registration is required. Please call 502-543-2257 to pre-register for this free class.



October 10, Somerset
Taking Care of Your Turf
Pulaski County Extension Service

Join us to learn about the best management practices for turf in Kentucky. There will be a fee, to be announced later. Meets from 6-7:30 p.m. For registration/information call 606-679-0720, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.



October 12, Lexington
Minor Bulbs
Fayette County Extension Service

We will provide an introduction to some wonderful bulbs that are far less common than the typical Crocus and Narcissus. Participants will take home a sampler of several unique bulb varieties. The class meets at 6:30 p.m., costs $20, and requires pre-registration. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



October 17, Louisville
The Great Houseplant Roundup
Bon Air Branch Library

Meet with extension specialists to learn how to care for a variety of houseplants. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, call the Jefferson County Extension Office at 502-569-2344.



October 17, Lexington
Daffodils
Fayette County Extension Service

We will explore the genus with tips for planting and naturalizing. Each class member will take home a sampler of lesser known daffodils and some other special spring flowering companion bulbs for their own garden. We will include a generous assortment. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $20 for the 6:30 p.m. class. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



October 20, Union
Autumn Affair
St. Timothy’s Catholic Church

Enjoy live music, food by the bite, fine wine, and craft beer. Take part in the largest rare and unusual plant auction in the region. A “garden gift shop” will have items ready for immediate purchase. Proceeds benefit the building fund for a future Education and Visitor Center. Registration is required. The event fee is $8 for FBCA members and $10 for nonmembers. 6:30-10 p.m. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.



October 20, Shepherdsville
Microgreens
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn how to grow microgreens to improve your fresh food intake. The class meets from 6-7:30 p.m. and is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 502-543-2257 to register.



October 23, Shepherdsville
Late Apple Tasting
Bullitt County Extension Service

Please join us from 6-8 p.m. to sample a variety of late-ripening apples. This may help you determine which you would like to grow. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 502-543-2257 to register.



October 23, Goshen
Monarchs in Mexico
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

The Oldham County Master Gardener Association will present photos, videos, and information about a visit to the overwintering grounds of these butterflies and the storms that skilled millions of monarch at the Reserves. Also presented will be monarch butterfly migration, challenges to their well being, and ways to help them survive. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, call 502-222-9453 or email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu.



October 24, Union
Autumn Stroll
Boone County Arboretum

Enjoy a casual walk around the arboretum while it is painted with the colors of fall and learn which trees and perennials will give you the best fall color for your landscape. The 1-2:30 p.m. walk begins at the concession building. Registration is required and open through October 23 at 9 p.m.
For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email
arboretum@boonecountyky.org,
or visit bcarboretum.org.



October 28, Crestwood
Boo Dell
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Mark your calendars and get your creative costume thinking caps on. Kids of all ages can enjoy trick-or-treating along the Trail-o-Treats (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Dozens of local businesses will entertain with their creatively creepy booths and costumes. Hayrides, a straw-maze, scavenger hunts, and the popular Mr. Magic (2-3 p.m.) round out a day of fun for all. This event draws a large crowd, so come early for easy parking and to get in on all the goodies. For more information, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.



November 14, Burlington
Attracting and Identifying Songbirds
Boone County Cooperative Extension

Spend an hour (1-3 p.m.) at the extension office learning how to attract birds to your landscape during the four seasons. The lesson will be followed by a 30-minute guided tour at the Boone County Arboretum’s grassland area and bird blind. Registration is required and open now through November 13 at 9 p.m. The day’s events are free with regular admission. For additional information call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.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.