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July 2021

Smartphone Summer Nature Photography – Virtual Workshop

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to take gorgeous summer nature photography using the features of your smartphone. Due to the popularity of our Winter Smartphone Nature Photography workshops, we are repeating the topic for Summer! Join Ellen Sears, Yew Dell Volunteer and 30-year classroom instructor in Art and Math, for a workshop focused on getting folks outside to capture beautiful summer images with their smartphones. Ellen will discuss cell phone photography tricks and treatments, and will provide a list of shots for participants to…

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August 2021

Children in the Dell

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Children in the Dell, our summer drop-in activity series geared for families to enjoy together, starts on Saturday, June 19, and continue each Saturday through August 7. Stop by the Log Cabin from 10:30am to Noon each week for different activities focused in and around Yew Dell’s Family Garden. Saturday, June 19, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, June 26, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, July 3, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, July 10, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, July 17, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, July 24, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, July 31, 10:30a-Noon Saturday, August 7,…

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Hand-Raising Monarchs with Monarch Kit – Virtual Workshop

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about the lifecycle of monarch butterflies and Hand take home a kit to hand-raise a monarch from egg to butterfly! We are thrilled to offer our popular monarch workshop again this summer! Andrea Matz, District Program Coordinator at Oldham County Conservation District, will lead a talk on our pollinating friends, the monarch butterflies. This is the season for their Southern migration, and it’s an important time to be aware and protect them. We will learn how to hand-raise monarchs…

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Finding Birds in Unexpected Places – Virtual Workshop

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop is designed to sharpen your observation skills to find interesting birding spots. Pam Spaulding, former photographer for the Louisville Times and Courier-Journal, will talk about her experiences finding birds in unexpected places, like construction sites and flood retention areas. Step away from the camera and immerse yourself in nature. This workshop will be steered to observation and awareness, and releasing our sense of wonder at the presence of birds living all around us! This is a virtual workshop,…

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Special Effects for Smartphone Photography – Virtual Workshop

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop is great for expanding your smartphone photography skills by learning special effects. Expanding on the Smartphone Nature Photography workshops, we are offering the next step in building your digital photography skills. With instruction by Ellen Sears, Yew Dell Volunteer and 30-year classroom instructor in Art and Math, learn how to layer special effects to transform your smartphone images into works of art using free and inexpensive apps. Note that this is not an introductory class, and topics covered…

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September 2021

History of Cultivation in Kentucky – Virtual Workshop

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Behind-the-scenes virtual tour of Kentucky Historical Society artifacts related to farming and land cultivation. Join Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and the Kentucky Historical Society as we explore the ways that Kentuckians past and present have cultivated land to meet the needs of both body and soul! KHS Museum Program Coordinator Carol Easterly will guide us on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour featuring garden and farm artifacts from the Kentucky Historical Society collection, including many items not on regular display. From homemade…

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Garden Tai Chi: Fall

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Connect to Fall’s changing energy! Daniel Lally and Amy Conner return with Garden Tai Chi: Fall, which connects participants to the changing season through relaxed fluid movements. Learn two Fall acupressure points to press on your own body to help your “chi” flow in harmony. Daniel and Amy bring a unique peace, joy, and wisdom to this experience. Garden Tai Chi: Fall is introductory and stand-alone, and all levels of experience are welcome. We will meet rain or shine on…

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Fall Flora Plant Identification Stroll – In-Person Workshop

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Identifying plants and plants taxonomy. Join Pat Haragan, botanist and author of “The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A Botanical Field Guide” on an in-person stroll through Yew Dell’s gardens to identify fall flowering plants. Pat will discuss basic field identification characteristics as the class explores the diversity of plant families found within Yew Dell’s gardens and grounds. Please bring a hand lens if available, and a field notebook is recommended but not required. Dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor…

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Twilight in the Garden – 2021 – Celebrating the Garden

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Join us for a spectacular evening to support Yew Dell’s ongoing work of sparking a passion for plants and gardens!

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Fall Tool Maintenance and Storage – Virtual Workshop

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Winterizing your gardening tools after a working season. Carl Heimerdinger, fifth-generation CEO of Heimerdinger Cutlery Company, follows up on his February workshop where he guided participants on getting their tools sharpened and ready for spring. Now that your tools have been working hard for the summer, it is time to learn how to properly maintain them as you store them away for the season. We will provide a link for the Zoom virtual session as the date gets closer.

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