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May 2020

Fairy Day

May 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Help us celebrate the arrival of the fairies! Have your little ones wear their fairy finest and let their…

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April 2021

Big Bloom Walk #2: In-Person Workshop

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

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a second Big Bloom Walk! Price: $10/$20 – Yew Dell Members/Non-Members Join our Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, on a behind the scenes tour and discussion on the Big Bloom, our annual bulb display. Sayde works to create a new and exciting display each year. You’ll learn what goes into creating the annual Big Bloom and gain inspiration on how you can do create a bulb display in your own garden. With more…

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May 2021

Fairy Days

May 25 - June 20
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Fairy Weeks start Tuesday, May 25, and continue during regular open hours through Sunday, June 20. We have developed a slate of self-guided activities, including an updated Fairy Forest Scavenger Hunt, plus a Fairy Door exploration in the Arboretum, and additional Fairy Houses scattered through the gardens. Learn why Fairies select specific areas to build their homes, and what kinds of materials they like to build them with. All activities are included with regular admission, and tickets can be purchased at…

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June 2021

Plant Walk Series: Theodore Klein Selections – In-Person Workshop

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

Walk through the trees Yew Dell founder, Theodore Klein, planted! Before Yew Dell was a botanical garden, it was the working nursery and garden of avid tree collector and nurseryman, Theodore Klein. On this special Plant Walk with our Apprentices, meet the trees in our Arboretum developed and nurtured by Theodore and his family. This is a great way to learn more about the rich history of our arboretum. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank…

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Children in the Dell

June 19 @ 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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Astrolo-Chi®: Summer Solstice

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Daniel Lally and Amy Conner, our presenters for the seasonal Garden Tai Chi series, lead participants through the gentle movements designed for each of the 12 astrological signs, and explain the yin-yang balance of pairing movements with the opposite astrological sign. Astrolo-Chi® is a unique blend of tai chi and astrology created by Louisvillians Daniel Lally and Jeff Baugher that is simple, fun, and easy to learn! We’ll be outside in the gardens as we head toward Summer Solstice. Expect…

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Children in the Dell

June 26 @ 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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Perennials in Containers – In-Person Workshop with Plant

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Join Jacob Stidham, our Greenhouse and Nursery Manager, as he teaches about this unusual type of container gardening. Learn that there are some perennials that will do much better in a container than they will in the ground in our region! There will be ample examples to look at that have been in containers outside since last year or longer. Types of soilless media, containers, and types of plants will be discussed. You will leave with a new way to…

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Horticulture Terminology – Virtual Workshop

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Horticulture Apprentice, Silas Zoeller, for a virtual discussion on horticultural terminology that you may encounter as a gardener. From common and botanical names to descriptive terms for plant parts and processes, this session will help you gain a better understanding of how plants are categorized and how they work. This class is designed for both the budding gardener who wants to have a better understanding of their new hobby or the avid plant geek. This is a virtual session,…

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July 2021

Children in the Dell

July 3 @ 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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Children in the Dell

July 10 @ 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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The Other Pollinators – Virtual Workshop

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

Learn about the less-familiar birds, beetles, and bats, and their pollination impacts. For The Other Pollinators, Aaron Sexton, University of Louisville PhD Candidate, will discuss the less familiar birds, beetles, and bats, and their pollination impacts. The Other Pollinators are just as important as the better-known bees and butterflies in keeping our flowering plants flourishing, and they should be included in our safeguarding efforts. Learn who the “Others” are, what they do, and how we can attract and protect them…

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Children in the Dell

July 17 @ 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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Insect Identification – In-Person Workshop

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Learn how to identify a variety of insects and explore what each contributes to your garden. Join our Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, in exploring the insects present in our Kentucky gardens. In this workshop you will learn how to identify a variety of insects and explore what each contributes to your garden. Following the lecture portion, attendees will explore the gardens at Yew Dell in a guided insect identification tour. Attendees will receive two insect identification field guides…

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Children in the Dell

July 24 @ 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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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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Children in the Dell

July 31 @ 10:00 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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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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Twilight in the Garden – 2021 – Celebrating the Garden

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

IMPORTANT! Due to increasing Covid infection rates and in the best interest of our staff, volunteers and supporters, we have decided to cancel the in person portion of Twilight in the Garden for this year. But all is not lost! We will move forward with the online portion of our event that will feature an online auction of fabulous plants, travel opportunities, collector bourbon and more. The auction site is now up and running, no event ticket purchase is necessary to participate. Click here to…

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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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October 2021

Planning A Deer-Resistant Garden – In-Person Workshop

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Shelly Nold, Owner of The Plant Kingdom, shares strategies on making your garden a little less attractive to deer. Shelly will discuss plants, barriers, and repellents, which will help steer our furry friends away from our precious plantings.

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Plant Walk Series: Fall Color – In-Person Workshop

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Explore the gorgeous fall colors throughout the gardens with Horticulture Apprentice, Allison Morgan.

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Dogwood Jam-Making – In-Person Workshop

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Whitney Powers, owner of Garden Girl Foods in Old Louisville, will lead you through this hands-on jam-making workshop using a much under-appreciated fruit source . . . Cornelian Cherry Dogwood! Leave the workshop with a fresh jar of jam you made yourself and the confidence to preserve the fruits from your own garden.

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Seed Harvesting and Processing – In-Person Workshop

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Join Margaret Shea, Owner of Dropseed Native Plant Nursery in Goshen, KY, for this hands-on workshop where you’ll learn when and how to collect, process, and store seeds for next year. From grasses to wildflowers, you’ll go home with some seeds to try out in your own garden and the knowledge to do more on your own.

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Annual Member’s Plant Sale…with a Twist!

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Join us at 5pm for this annual coming together of all the horticultural glitterati of the region to talk plants, buy plants and share refreshments. At 7:30 we’ll convene in the Gheens Barn when some of the best plant pros in the region will entertain with a no-holds-barred, informal discussion/debate/food fight over some of the best and not so great plants for the region. Thank you to our Sponsors LG&E and KU! See the Plant List here

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