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March 2020

Travelogue Dinner – Japan Edition

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

$80/$90 Members/Non-members. Welcome to plant and garden paradise! Beat the winter blues with our annual travelogue dinner – this year featuring the gardening Eden of Japan. Over a Japanese themed dinner, Yew Dell executive director Paul Cappiello will entertain us with images and stories of the plants and people behind the business that makes Japan a gardener’s paradise. From the rarest of the rare to the most ancient of garden practices, this presentation will make you want to pack your…

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Volunteer Celebration

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Celebrate our volunteer’s collective achievements in 2019! We will recognize the Youth Volunteer of the Year, Tour Guide of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. Bring your family and friends! Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments and lunch lovingly provided by Yew Dell staff.  Please RSVP here.  

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The Dirt on Potting Mix

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

$20/$30 Members/Non-members. Join Yew Dell nursery and greenhouse manager, Jacob Stidham, for a hands-on workshop on creating the perfect potting mix. Whatever you’re favorite plant – from succulents to orchids, tropical house plants to patio vegetables – Jacob will take you through the tips and tricks of creating your perfect potting mix. This class covers drainage, nutrition, aeration, and more. Each participant will mix up and take home one bag of potting mix to use in their own pots at…

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Opening Day 2020

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Keeping with our developing tradition, Opening Day will feature sales of the irrepressible Hellebores – those winter blooming, evergreen stunner, deer proof gems of the garden. Along with the plant sale, there are so many new projects at Yew Dell we will be celebrating! Our horticulture staff has a line up of several workshops, talks and experiences to highlight all that is new and improved. And while you’re…

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Hounds on the Grounds

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - December 6 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 6, 2020

Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Dogs are welcome to the gardens every Sunday from March 29th-December 6th. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and cleaned up after.

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April 2020

Saturday Tours

April 4 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Join a docent for a guided tour of our beautiful display gardens. Offered every Saturday starting April 4th to October 31st. These educational tours will cover history, programs, and plant collections at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, highlighting plants and gardens of seasonal interest. Tours depart from the Visitors Center at 11 am. No preregistration necessary.

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Secret Garden Party – Derby Edition

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The location will be emailed to participants, Louisville, KY 40208
Louisville, KY 40208 US

$35/$45 Members/Non-Members. Our first Secret Garden Party was so popular; we’ve brought it back for a special Derby Edition. Join Yew Dell staff at a secret location for a new and fun take on the garden party! A few days before the event, participants will receive an email with the address of the Louisville-area location of this Secret Garden Party. You’ll join us for a cash bar and light snacks at a Derby location very few people get to see.…

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Spring Bulb Walk and Master Class

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

$20/$30 Members/Non-members. Enjoy a chance to learn from our resident bulb guru and garden manager, Sayde Heckman, who is responsible for the massive Big Bloom annual spring display throughout our gardens. Follow Sayde for a walk of the Big Bloom beds, which have over 14,000 bulbs from early snow drops to crocus, hyacinths, tulips, and some unusual offerings as well. Sayde will talk about the behind-the-scenes process of how she makes selections, crafts fabulous design combinations, and pulls it all…

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Hypertufa Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 40014
Crestwood, 40014 US

$35/$45 Members/Non-members. Create the perfect horticultural masterpiece for your garden or patio. Yew Dell’s former director of marketing turned volunteer Jackie Gulbe will guide you through the process of creating your own hypertufa planter. Hypertufa containers are the perfect home for low maintenance plants like succulents and cacti. Making this creation before the Plant Sale gives you the perfect opportunity to come back and shop for plants to fill your new hypertufa creation.  

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Pavilions, Ponds and Poetry: Crane House Talk

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for YDBG and Crane House members/Regular admission for non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Dr. Delin Lai, Professor and Head of UofL Art History Program, will talk about the functions of architectural structures, natural elements, and inscriptions in understanding the classical Chinese garden as a semiotic system. https://www.cranehouse.org/  

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Members Only Plant Sale

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Memberships available at the door. Yew Dell members get first shot at the best plant offerings! Help us kick off Plant Sale weekend with music, wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and most of all… plants. Plant Sale list will be posted on our website 2 weeks before the event.

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Spring Plant Sale

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Yew Dell’s largest plant sale of the year features a huge assortment of perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs, shrubs and trees. 100% of proceeds directly support the educational and horticultural growth of Yew Dell.  

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May 2020

Homesteading in Small Spaces

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

$20/$30 Members/Non-members. Join Yew Dell’s Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, in a hands-on gardening project in our very own Family Garden. You will learn how to build your own backyard homestead in a raised bed. From herbs to pollinator plants, we will explore how to create an interactive garden in any small space. Participants will assist in the planting of the Family Garden, along with learning tricks on plant selection, planting, maintaining, garden placement, and much more.

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Perennial Cutting: Propagation Workshop

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

$55/$65 Members/Non-members.  Join Nursery Manager Jacob Stidham for a class on starting perennials from cuttings. You’ll get to select plants from the beautiful display gardens at Yew Dell to propagate and take home to your own garden! Jacob will teach you how to properly cut plants for propagation and nurture them for success in your garden. On top of having a hands on experience and access to the best plants, we will care for your propagated plants in our state…

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Fairy Day

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

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 imaginations run wild. The garden will provide the enchantment- a parade, the lore of the fairies, crafts and fairy activities. All ages welcome.

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