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July 2020

Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Handcar Prophets

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Bourbon & Botanicals, our live summer music series sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales.…

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Children in the Dell, Virtual Programming Summer 2020

July 18 @ 10:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

New episodes each Saturday from June 6 to August 1, with video archives available Based upon the popular in-person Children in the Dell program, for summer 2020 we are going virtual! Starting Saturday, June 6, and continuing each Saturday through August 1, we will release a garden-related video to engage children and get them excited about the natural world. We invite families to watch the video, collect the craft supplies and repurposed materials, then rewatch the video to complete the…

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SOLD OUT Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Billy Goat Strut Revue

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

This Thursday, July 23rd, Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series concert is SOLD OUT! Catch Billy Goat Strut Revue live on our Instagram: @yewdellgardens. Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will…

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SOLD OUT! Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Rosie and the Rockabillies

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales. For each show tickets will be released the Friday before at noon. Our Visitor Center will reopen at…

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August 2020

SOLD OUT! Monarch Butterflies – Virtual Workshop

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Just in time for the monarchs’ Southern migration, join us for a talk on monarch butterflies and their pollinating gifts to your gardens.   Andrea Matz, District Program Coordinator at Oldham County Conservation District, leads a virtual talk on monarch butterflies and their pollinating gifts to your garden. Learn about the monarchs’ lifecycle, migration routes, how to find and identify milkweed in your environment, and how to collect and nurture butterfly eggs. Ticket price includes a monarch kit with a…

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SOLD OUT! Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Squeeze-bot

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales. For each show tickets will be released the Friday before at noon. Our Visitor Center will reopen at…

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SOLD OUT! Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Kaintuck

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales. For each show tickets will be released the Friday before at noon. Our Visitor Center will reopen at…

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SOLD OUT! – Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Ida Clare

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales. For each show tickets will be released the Friday before at noon. Our Visitor Center will reopen at…

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SOLD OUT! Soapmaking Workshop

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Tonya Tate, founder of Nature’s Bath Soap, explains and displays the Cold Press Soapmaking process, with a focus on her Gardener’s Scrub. Talk about a Gift from the Garden! This Scrub combines cucumber, rosemary, lavender, and other all-natural ingredients for ultimate cleaning and refreshing after digging in the dirt. Participants will observe multiple stages of Tonya’s soapmaking, and will each leave with a sliver of cured and ready-to-use soap. Note that this is a demonstration-only session. Due to in-person presentation,…

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SOLD OUT! Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: The Derby City Dandies

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales. For each show tickets will be released the Friday before at noon. Our Visitor Center will reopen at…

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September 2020

SOLD OUT! Perennial Division and Propagation

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Learn what’s going on below the soil surface and how to properly divide perennials. In this hands-on workshop, Nursery Manager, Jacob Stidham, discusses perennial plant structures, what’s happening underground, and how to divide the roots for more plants in your chosen location. Perennials are truly the gift that keeps on giving! Participants will each receive five clumps of different perennials that they will divide and take home to add to their gardens or gift to a friend!

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Plant Walk Series: Ferns and Fronds

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our ever-popular Plant Walk is back in a new format! Join us for our reconfigured Plant Walk series! Each month, we’ll offer a unique topic presented live to a limited audience by our Horticultural Apprentices. We start with Ferns and Fronds, so visit with us the various displays throughout Yew Dell’s Gardens. You may recognize one of our locations, Jean Ohlmann’s Secret Garden, in the photo above. It is full of gorgeous ferns and fronds. We’ll explore different species, where…

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Twilight in the Gardens

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Twilight in the Gardens Online auction starting September 18th Virtual Program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 25th In response to COVID-19 health concerns, Yew Dell is moving our  annual fundraising gala, Twilight in the Gardens, to a virtual event. The health and well being of our community is our biggest priority. With this shift, we decided to revamp Twilight. This year, we will have an online auction of rare and unusual plants, garden tours, and other auction packages available for…

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October 2020

Chi for Yew: Fall Chi with Daniel Lally and Amy Conner – Drop-in Class

October 1 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Connect to Fall through relaxed fluid movement and learn to help your “chi” flow in harmony with the changing seasons. Daniel and Amy bring a unique peace, joy and wisdom to this experience.  Sessions are introductory and stand-alone, and all levels of experience are welcome. Rain or shine on the covered Mary F. Rounsavall Pavilion overlooking the Pollinator Meadow. Please join us for 3 dates: October 1, November 5, and December 3 (Winter Chi).   Pre-registration is not required for…

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Fall Plant Sale – Virtual

October 7 - October 8
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Wednesday, October 7th : members only. Thursday, October 8th : general public We decided to turn our Fall Plant Sale into an online sale just as we did in the Spring! We’ll email a secret password to our current members before it goes live so you can access the online market at 9am on October 7th for a full day of members only shopping. We’ll open it up to the general public at 9am on the 8th. So make sure your membership is current, we…

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CLOSED Design a Tree Journal- Virtual Workshop

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Joanne Price, Founder and Creative Director at Starpointe Studio, for a family-friendly session on making two blank Tree Journals or Sketchbooks. Participants will learn two binding techniques (pamphlet stitch and Japanese side-stab binding) for their journals, and we will have a guided rubbing activity for the journal pages and/or covers. We ​will provide one natural textile from Yew Dell as part of the supply kit for the class.  We ​ask that you ​also ​collect interesting natural textures related to…

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Tree Talk with the Experts – Virtual Workshop

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ever want to be a fly on the wall to learn from the best . . . philosophers, scientists, historians or entrepreneurs? Well here’s your chance to do just that with the best tree brains in the business. A half dozen of our region’s best tree minds will come together for this virtual master class in tree selection. They’ll take turns suggesting large and medium size tree selections for the area, will vigorously debate each other’s suggestions and will take…

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SOLD OUT! Plant Walk Series: Spooky, Weird, and Unusual

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our ever-popular Plant Walk is back in a new format! Join us for our reconfigured Plant Walk series! Each month, we’ll offer a unique topic presented live to a limited audience by our Horticultural Apprentices. For October, we’re keeping it weird! Stroll with us through displays that include spooky and interesting plants with dark and magical pasts. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank you for your participation!

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Tree Planting Basics – Virtual Workshop

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Nursery Manager, Jacob Stidham, and his wife Emma Stidham, also a Horticulturist, dig in deep in our overview workshop about planting trees. In this virtual session, we’ll learn from Jacob and Emma just how deep to plant your tree, plus preventing root bounds and girdled root problems. We also join them in Yew Dell’s gardens for lively answers to your questions about timing your tree planting, tree selection, and tree placement challenges. We will provide a link for the Zoom…

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Fall Week

October 27 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

During the week leading up to Halloween, we will have several activities in the gardens to celebrate the season! Experience spectacular fall color Fall fairy house display Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt Children can check out a tree activity backpack through the Visitors Center Harvest marigolds in the family garden Ghost hunt in the ArBOOretum Spooky Plant self-guided tour Hike the Woodland Trails! 

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November 2020

Chi for Yew: Fall Chi with Daniel Lally and Amy Conner – Drop-in Class

November 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Connect to Fall through relaxed fluid movement and learn to help your “chi” flow in harmony with the changing seasons. Daniel and Amy bring a unique peace, joy and wisdom to this experience.  Sessions are introductory and stand-alone, and all levels of experience are welcome. Rain or shine on the covered Mary F. Rounsavall Pavilion overlooking the Pollinator Meadow. Please join us for 3 dates: October 1, November 5, and December 3 (Winter Chi).   Pre-registration is not required for…

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Gardening in the Fall – Virtual Workshop

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Featuring amazing fall color, cool seed pods, and stunning bark! Join our Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, on a virtual tour of the gardens at Yew Dell. You will learn how to garden for the fall and winter months through utilizing plants with amazing fall color, cool seed pods, stunning bark, and so much more! We will provide a link for the Zoom virtual session as the date gets closer.

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The Secret Life of Trees- Virtual Workshop

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Secret Life of Trees: New Findings from Science. Hear up-and-coming research about fascinating tree processes! Jacquelyn McGrail, Yew Dell longtime Volunteer, Master Gardener, and Landscape Design Consultant, shares up-and-coming research about fascinating tree processes, including how parent trees protect the offspring, (and offspring take care of the parents), the ways trees defend themselves from insect and mammal attackers, and tree connectivity by the “wood wide web.” Jacquelyn will also talk about Kentucky native trees, and selecting trees with high…

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Plant Walk Series: Cold Season Interest

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our ever-popular Plant Walk is back in a new format! Join us for our reconfigured Plant Walk series! Each month, we’ll offer a unique topic presented live to a limited audience by our Horticultural Apprentices. For November, we’ll explore evergreens, fall color, and other unique plants to bring visual interest to your gardens. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank you for your participation!

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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Fri, Nov 27 4:30pm Entry & 5:45pm Exit

November 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile Our holiday tradition continues! This year, we’ll have an enhanced light display with photo ops on the lighted path, shopping opportunities, a take-home craft for kids, and Santa! For our 2020 season, we have changed our offerings with an eye to social distancing and safety. This year, we are also changing to timed tickets with a capacity of 100. To limit payment exchanges between staff and guests, we are offering advance ticket…

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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Fri, Nov 27 6:15pm Entry & 7:30pm Exit

November 27 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile Our holiday tradition continues! This year, we’ll have an enhanced light display with photo ops on the lighted path, shopping opportunities, a take-home craft for kids, and Santa! For our 2020 season, we have changed our offerings with an eye to social distancing and safety. This year, we are also changing to timed tickets with a capacity of 100. To limit payment exchanges between staff and guests, we are offering advance ticket…

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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Sat, Nov 28 4:30pm Entry & 5:45pm Exit

November 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile Our holiday tradition continues! This year, we’ll have an enhanced light display with photo ops on the lighted path, shopping opportunities, a take-home craft for kids, and Santa! For our 2020 season, we have changed our offerings with an eye to social distancing and safety. This year, we are also changing to timed tickets with a capacity of 100. To limit payment exchanges between staff and guests, we are offering advance ticket…

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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Sat, Nov 28 6:15pm Entry & 7:30pm Exit

November 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile Our holiday tradition continues! This year, we’ll have an enhanced light display with photo ops on the lighted path, shopping opportunities, a take-home craft for kids, and Santa! For our 2020 season, we have changed our offerings with an eye to social distancing and safety. This year, we are also changing to timed tickets with a capacity of 100. To limit payment exchanges between staff and guests, we are offering advance ticket…

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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Sun, Nov 29 4:30pm Entry & 5:45pm Exit

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile Our holiday tradition continues! This year, we’ll have an enhanced light display with photo ops on the lighted path, shopping opportunities, a take-home craft for kids, and Santa! For our 2020 season, we have changed our offerings with an eye to social distancing and safety. This year, we are also changing to timed tickets with a capacity of 100. To limit payment exchanges between staff and guests, we are offering advance ticket…

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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Sun, Nov 29 6:15pm Entry & 7:30pm Exit

November 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile Our holiday tradition continues! This year, we’ll have an enhanced light display with photo ops on the lighted path, shopping opportunities, a take-home craft for kids, and Santa! For our 2020 season, we have changed our offerings with an eye to social distancing and safety. This year, we are also changing to timed tickets with a capacity of 100. To limit payment exchanges between staff and guests, we are offering advance ticket…

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