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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.

 

 

April

 

April 4, Lexington
Sunflowers
Fayette County Extension Service

We will cover how to plant and grow sunflowers and provide each class member a variety of unusual types to grow in your home garden. Class meets at 3 p.m. with a cost of $15. To register, call 859-257-5582, email
dl _ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


April 4, Paducah
April Showers Make Storm Water
McCracken County Extension Service

Kathy Wimberley will provide this update from 5-6 p.m. This is one of the classes in the Toolbox Garden Series. For additional information call 270-554-9520, email dl_ces_mccracken@email.uky.edu, or visit mccracken.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 5, Burlington
Putting Style in Your Garden with Jon Carloftis
Boone County Arboretum

In his presentation, Jon outlines the steps he takes to create gardens with various themes and intentions. 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $45/$40 for non-members/members. For additional information, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

April 5, Burlington
Monoculture-Tree and Shrub Diversity in the Landscape
Boone County Extension Service

Discover new and exciting tree and shrub varieties for the northern Kentucky landscape. 9:30-11:30 a.m. For additional information call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 7, Shepherdsville
Garden Prep
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn how to get your garden space ready for spring planting. 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 502-543-2257 to pre-register for this free class.

 

April 10, Shepherdsville
Pruning and Thinning Fruit Trees    
Bullitt County Extension Service

Come and join us for this free class on how to prune and thin fruit trees. Pre-registration is required. Call 502-543-2257 to pre-register.

 

April 11, Highland Heights
Flowers for the Cut Garden                
Campbell County Extension Service

Learn how to grow flowers that look great in flower arrangements. Participants will receive flower seeds to start their own cutting garden. The class meets at 10 a.m., and registration is free but required prior to class. For additional information call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 11, Erlanger
Hort-Tomatoes in Containers for Homeschoolers       
Kenton County Library-Erlanger Branch

Learn how to grow tomatoes in containers for your porch or balcony. Participants will plant a 6-pack to take home and grow. Register one person per family through the Extension’s PACE registration system. 2-3 p.m., $1. For additional information call, 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit or kenton.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 12, Burlington
Grapes  
Boone County Extension Service

Come learn what it takes to successfully grow table grapes. There are new and delicious seedless varieties to consider. Chemical disease and insect control will be covered. 6-8 p.m. For additional information, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 13, Union
Spring Blooms at the Arboretum
Boone County Arboretum

Join us for a guided tour of the arboretum’s stunning spring blooms as they welcome the new growing season. Learn about great spring bloomers for your own garden and landscape. Meet at Shelter #2 at 1 p.m., lasting until 2:30 p.m. For additional information, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

April 13, Highland Heights
Lawn Alternatives                

Tired of mowing, fertilizing and weeding your lawn? Learn about plants that can be used as a substitute for traditional turf grass. 6:30-7:30 p.m., registration is required. For information or registration, call 859-572-2600, email  dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 14, Burlington
Roses     
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

Learn about the care, types, and popular varieties of roses. 1-3 p.m. For additional information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 15, Pikeville
Annual Plant Swap              
Pike County Extension Service

Swap begins at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Suzanne at 606-432-2534.

 

April 15, Pikeville
Container Gardening          
Pike County Extension Service

Noon-2 p.m. For more information, call Suzanne at 606-432-2534.

 

April 17, Burlington
Small Fruit           
Boone Bounty Extension Service Enrichment Center

Learn how to successfully produce an abundance of strawberries, blueberries, and brambles. 10 a.m.-noon. For additional information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 18, Burlington
Wildflowers of Kentucky  
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment

Come and learn about native flowers that grow in our area. 10 a.m.-noon. For additional information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 18, Lexington
Dahlias
Fayette County Extension Service

Dahlias are spectacular in bloom and come in a wide variety of colors shapes and sizes. We will teach you to grow beautiful dahlias and send you home with an assortment for your garden. The cost is  $15 (pre-registration required), and the class begins at 6:30 p.m. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 20, Russell Springs
Gardening in Small Spaces                 
Russell County Extension Service

The program begins at 4 p.m. For additional information, call 270-866-4477, email dl_ces_russell@mail.uky.edu, or visit russell.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 20, Lexington
Coral Bells           
Fayette County Extension Service

We will cover a wide variety of Heuchera and hybrids but send you home with some of the more traditional types. The class begins at 6:30 p.m., costs $15, and requires pre-registration. For registration/information, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 21, Shepherdsville
Common Garden Pests      
Bullitt County Extension Service

For assistance in identifying and controlling common garden pests, join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 502-543-2257 to pre-register.

 

April 22, Owensboro
Annual Plant Sale                
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

A wide variety of garden-worthy plants will be available for purchase, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

 

April 24, Shepherdsville
Grafting Fruit Trees            
Bullitt County Extension Service

Join us for this free class on grafting fruit trees. 6-7:30 p.m. Call 402-543-2257 for required pre-registration.

 

April 25, Monticello
Gardening in Small Spaces
Wayne County Extension Service

Learn valuable tips on how to garden in small spaces, no matter how much gardening experience you have. This lesson is open to the public, so please join us, 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 606-348-8453, email dl_ces_wayne@email.uky.edu or visit wayne.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 27, Burlington
Growing Organic
Boone County Extension Service

Come and learn the techniques to use and the easiest vegetables to grow organically. 1-3:30 p.m. For additional information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

April 27, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners 
Beaumont Branch Public Library

This class will cover warm season crops like tomatoes, peppers, beans, and squash. We will discuss simple approaches to having a small garden. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide and a packet of seeds. Class will be held at the Beaumont Branch Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is free, but 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.

 

April 29 & 30, Crestwood
Plant Sale and Garden Market         
Yew Dell Botanical Garden

Whether you are looking for trees or shrubs, perennials or vines, native or exotic, we’ve got them. We’ll have special items in our shop, select vendors, a variety of gardening groups represented, children’s activities, food, and more. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday noon-3 p.m. Members get in an hour early on Saturday, and you can buy a membership at the door! For more information, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

 

April 29, Shepherdsville
Master Gardener Plant & Garden Art Sale   
Bullitt County Extension Service

Flowers, vegetables, tropicals, yard art, and more. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, or to ask about being a vendor, please call 502-543-2257.

 

April 30, Crestwood
Hypertufa Workshop         
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Yew Dell’s director of marketing and events and no-holds-barred gardener Jackie Gulbe will guide you through the process of crafting your own hypertufa trough. After you are finished crafting your container, you can shop the plant sale.1:30-3 p.m., $35/45 for members/non-members. For more information, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

 

May

 

May 2, Lexington
Growing Great Tomatoes 
Fayette County Extension Service

Learn the multitudes of ways to cook with tomatoes. You must register for the Toolbox class separately. Everyone is welcome, we just need to know if you are attending. If you are not interested in taking a Toolbox class, come anyway and taste topic related recipes. 5:45 p.m. For information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 2, Paducah
Fairy Garden                    
McCracken County Extension Service

Join Linda Ann Ward from 5-6 p.m. to learn about creating fairy gardens. Call 270-554-9520 to reserve a seat.

 

May 3, Burlington
Outstanding Annuals          
Boone County Extension Service

Learn about old and new annuals that create excellent curb appeal for your landscape. 10 a.m.-noon. For information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 4, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners 
Fayette County Extension Service

This class will cover warm-season crops like tomatoes, peppers, beans, and squash. We will discuss simple approaches to having a small garden. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide and a packet of seeds. Class will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is free, but pre-registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 5, Shepherdsville
Rain Gardens       
Bullitt County Extension Service

Learn to plan for and plant a rain garden in a wet area of your yard. Class meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 502-543-2257 for required pre-registration.

 

May 8, Highland Heights
Sunflowers            
Campbell County Extension Service

Come learn about some of the best sunflower varieties for your garden. Participants will receive a variety of sunflower seeds. Class meets at 10 a.m., and pre-registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 11, Lexington
Hardy Hibiscus 
Fayette County Extension Service

We are sourcing some of the best varieties for your garden; these are reliable and easy to grow once established. You will receive a nice assortment of varieties as bare root divisions. The class meets at 6:30 p.m. and costs $20. Pre-registration is required. For information/registration, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 13, Lexington
Spring Iris Show 
The Mall at Lexington Green Community Area

The 50th annual American Iris Society Region 7 Spring Iris Show. 1-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit bluegrassiris.org.

 

May 14, Owensboro
Mother’s Day at The Garden             
The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch in The Cottage admiring the roses. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 270-852-8925, email wkbg@bellsouth.net, or visit wkbg.org.

 

May 15, Highland Heights
Growing Gourds and Pumpkins       
Campbell County Extension Service

Learn the basics of growing edible and ornamental gourds and pumpkins. 10-11 a.m. For more information, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 16, Lexington
Hens and Chicks
Fayette County Extension Service

We will cover care and provide an assortment for you to grow in your garden. The cost is $20, and meeting time is 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 18, Highland Heights
Introduction to Ferns          
Campbell County Extension Service

Join us from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn the basics of growing ferns in your garden. For information/registration, call 859-572-2600, email dl_ces_campbell@email.uky.edu, or visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 20, Union
Spring Plant Sale
Boone County Arboretum

Fill your landscape with unbeatable deals. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

May 20, Alexandria
Wildflower Hike
Campbell County Environmental Education Center

We will be walking the trails and identifying different wildflowers located here at the Center. Join us from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit campbell.ca.uky.edu.

 

May 24, Shepherdsville
Gardening for Birds                              
Bullitt County Extension Service

Meet from 6-7:30 p.m. to learn which plants and conditions in your garden will attract birds. Call 502-543-2257 for required pre-registration.

 

May 25, Union
Planting for Pollinators    
Boone County Arboretum

Learn all about the annual and perennial plants that you can use in your garden to attract pollinators. 2-3:30 p.m. For information/registration, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

 

May 31, Burlington
Outstanding Perennials     
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

Learn about the top performing perennials that are a must to plant in the landscape. For information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

 

June

 

June 2-3, Paris
Friends of Pollinators
Nannie Clay Wallis Arboretum


The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc. will host it's 3rd annual Friends of Pollinators weekend at the Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum, state headquarters in Paris. Kids Day will be a free event on Friday,June 2 from 9-4 with activities for children ages 6-14. Kids will learn about Rain Gardens, Monarch Butterflies and be able to make and take a Bluebird house. Hands on activities will include face painting, bark rubbing,scavenger hunt and make and take terrariums. On Saturday adults will learn more about bees, butterfly gardening, Photography in the garden as well as making a mason bee house.  Master Gardeners will receive CE credits for many of these classes. For additional information or to register please contact Joanna Kirby at kirbys50@hotmail.com or go to the website gardenclubky.org

 

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.