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2014 LIST OF EVENTS (scroll down for full event descriptions)
When:


Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Road
Crestwood, 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

2014 Event List - click on the event listing for details

  EVENT DATE                 EVENT TITLE

Saturday, April 26; 10-4pm

Members get in at 9am!

Sunday, April 27; Noon - 3pm

Plant Sale & Garden Market!

Monday, May 5; 6-7:30pm

Spring Plant Walk

Saturday, May 10; 10:30-Noon

Children in the Dell Begins - Every Saturday through September 27

Wednesday, May 14; 6-7:30pm

Cutting Propagation Workshop

– in the New Greenhouse!!

Friday, May 16; 5- 8pm7th Annual Garden Art Sculpture Show Opening Reception
Saturday, May 17 through Sunday – August 37th Annual Garden Art Sculpture Show Exhibit
Saturday, May 17; 9:30amVolunteer Garden Hop
TBDEarly Summer Plant Walk
June 6 – June 16Rome/Tuscany Garden Tour
Sunday, June 22; 6:30pmFarm to Table Dinner
TBDSummer Plant Walk
Thursday, August 14; 5:30 – 8:30pmHerb-a-mato Fest
TBDSummer/Fall Budding and Grafting Workshop
Friday, August 22; 6-9pmThe Rotary Club Bourbon/Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, August 23; 3-6 pmHummingbird Festival

Thursday, August 28; 6-7:30pm

Creating Canine Friendly Gardens

Friday, October 10; 6pmTwilight

TBD

Fall Color Plant Walk

TBD

Dividing Perennials Workshop

Saturday, October 25; 11-2pm 

Mr. Magic 2- 3pm

Boo Dell

Saturday, December 6; morning

 Holiday Wreath Making Class - 10:30 am

Saturday, December 6; afternoon

 Holiday Wreath Making Class - 12:30 pm

 November 28-30, 2014

 December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2014

 Holiday Trains Exhibit with Santa on select days

 Questions?  Call 502-241-4788 or email grow@yewdellgardens.org


Non-Member Registration

Plant Sale & Garden Market
When:
Multiple Dates

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Plant Sale & Garden Market

Saturday, April 26; 10am-4pm - Members get in at 9am!                             

Sunday, April 27; Noon-3pm      

Free with Regular Admission

Download the 2014 Plant List

While we sell plants throughout the season, this is your big chance to get your hands on some of the best, newest and time-tested plants available anywhere – and actually, some that aren’t available anywhere. Whether you are looking for trees or shrubs, perennials or vines, native or exotic, we’ve got ‘em in spades. We’ll have special items in our shop, a great collection of garden vendors, children’s activities food and more. Remember, members get in an hour early on Saturday – and of course you can buy a membership at the door!


Non-Member Registration

Spring Plant Walk
When:
Monday, May 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Spring Plant Walk

Guide: Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Executive Director

Monday, May 5; 6-7:30pm

$15/$25 - Members/Non-members

Join Yew Dell director Paul Cappiello on this unscripted walk through the collections. We'll talk about everything in bloom, answer questions about the best varieties for our region and send you home with some new ideas for your own garden.


Non-Member Registration

Children in the Dell
When:
Weekly Event - Every Saturday: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Children in the Dell
Free with the admission of a parent or guardian

Every Saturday morning through September 27!

Gardens, woods, trails and fields . . . these Saturday-morning classes are the perfect opportunity to give children a chance to spend some time with all that is green. Our energetic and creative educators will engage the children in everything from planting and growing veggies to nature-inspired scavenger hunts and a whole lot more. Whatever happens to be in season will be the topic du jour. Intended for children from 5-12 years old. Parents must stay on the grounds and are invited to participate in the day’s activities. Preregistration encouraged – drop-ins welcome as space allows.


Non-Member Registration

Cutting Propagation Workshop – in the New Greenhouse!!!
When:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Cutting Propagation Workshop – in the New Greenhouse!!!

Instructor: Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Executive Director

Wednesday, May 14; 6-7:30pm

$20/$30 - Members/Non-members

Here’s your chance to learn the tricks of the plant propagation trade and get your hands dirty in the process. Following a discussion of cutting propagation basics and approaches, each participant will select three plants to propagate by cutting. Cuttings will be collected, processed and stuck in Yew Dell’s mist propagation bench. Once rooted, the cuttings can be taken home to your own garden.


Non-Member Registration

7th Annual Garden Art Sculpture Show Opening Reception
When:
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

7th Annual Garden Art Sculpture Show Opening Reception

Friday, May 16; 5- 8pm

$25/$35 - Members/Non-members

Join us for a delightful evening of cocktails, heavy appetizers and the unveiling of the 2014 show. This year’s opening reception offers attendees a 10% savings on all sculpture purchases made that evening. The juried show will offer garden sculptures in everything from glass and metal to stone and more. It is the perfect chance to enjoy great art, meet the artists and buy a piece for your own garden.  Cash bar.


Non-Member Registration

7th Annual Garden Art Sculpture Show - Call for Artists!
When:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

7th Annual Garden Sculpture Show

Free with regular admission!

Artists click here for submission information

 Column with Breaks - Robert Pulley

One of the most anticipated Yew Dell events of the season, the Garden Sculpture Show is now celebrating its 7th year. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy regional art in the delightful setting of Yew Dell's gardens, find that perfect piece for your own garden or plan for a future project. 

The show features dozens of pieces from more than 20 artists in a wide range of materials including stone, wood, metal, glass, ceramic and more. Pieces range in size, form and style offering something for any garden setting. And when you find that perfect piece, remember that all pieces in the show are for sale!

Plan to visit more than once and enjoy the sculptures as the gardens grow and change around them through the season.


Non-Member Registration

International Garden Tour, 2014 Edition; Rome and Tuscany!
When:
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EDT)


Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Roma/Tuscany Garden Tour –

June 6 – June 16

If you haven’t heard of our wildly popular annual garden tours, you
must live under a rock! These annual excursions have become our
most popular offerings of the year. Join us this year as we embark on
eight days in some of the best gardens in Rome and the surrounding
Tuscan countryside. From the Vatican Gardens to the streets of
Florence, this is a trip you won’t want to miss.
As with all our international garden tours, we take a small group
(20 max.) making the trip manageable, flexible and personal.
Our guide has more than 35 years of experience in managing
international garden tours, speaks the local language – and lived
in Italy for more than 10 years! And of course, our resident plant
expert - Yew Dell director Dr. Paul Cappiello - provides detailed
commentary on the plants and gardens. Whether your interest is
history, garden design, unusual plants or simply a delightful travel
adventure, this is the trip for you!


For information and trip details, check the program section of the
Yew Dell website or call the office at 502.241.4788. These slots
will fill up very quickly so call today to reserve your spot.


Non-Member Registration

Brown-Forman's Farm to Table Dinner
When:
Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Farm to Table Dinner

Sunday, June 22; 6:30

$90/$110 - Members/Non-members


Non-Member Registration

Herb-a-mato Fest
When:
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Herb-a-mato Fest

Thursday, August 14; 5:30 – 8:30pm

Free with regular admission


Non-Member Registration

Hummingbird Festival
When:
Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Hummingbird Festival

Saturday, August 23; 3-6 pm

Free with regular admission!

Always a summer favorite! Yew Dell’s Hummingbird Festival offers the opportunity for all to learn about these amazing little birds, what makes them tick, how to attract them, how to keep them coming and a whole lot more. Local experts will catch and band birds, offering an excellent opportunity to see them up close and learn about hummingbird research. We’ll have hummingbird plants for sale, kid’s activities, refreshments, tours and as always, local hummingbird photographer Russ Thompson we be on hand to offer photography tips – so don’t forget the camera and binoculars!


Non-Member Registration

Creating Canine Friendly Gardens
When:
Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Creating Canine Friendly Gardens

Instructor: Jackie Gulbe, Yew Dell Communication Coordinator and “Pet Lady”

Thursday, August 28; 6-7:30

$15/$25 - Members- Non-members

Learn tips and tricks to create an enjoyable garden setting for you, your plants and your puppies. Cat tips included too!



Non-Member Registration

Yew Dell Express Train Exhibit & Santa
When:
Multiple Dates

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Yew Dell Express Train Exhibit & Santa (on select days) 

Friday, November 28; 10 – 4pm

Saturday, November 29; 10 - 4pm

Sunday, November 30; Noon – 4pm

Saturday, December 6; 10-4pm

Sunday, December 7; Noon - 4pm

Saturday, December, 13, 10 – 4pm

Sunday, December, 14, Noon - 4pm

Saturday, December; 20 – 4pm

Sunday, December 21; Noon - 4pm


Non-Member Registration

Wreath Making Class - A Holiday Tradtion 10:30am
When:
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Design and make a unique winter wreath made from fresh greens harvested at Yew Dell. Participants will be provided the necessary materials an tools to create a wreath but should bring their own gloves and pruners. Express your creativity by making a holiday wreath to take home the finished wreath will measure 22-24 inches. 


Non-Member Registration

Wreath Making Class - A Holiday Tradtion 12:30pm
When:
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Where:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Hosted By:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Event Details:

Design and make a unique winter wreath made from fresh greens harvested at Yew Dell. Participants will be provided the necessary materials an tools to create a wreath but should bring their own gloves and pruners. Express your creativity by making a holiday wreath to take home the finished wreath will measure 22-24 inches. 


Non-Member Registration