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April 2020

Cancelled – USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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!  The US Postal Service has selected Yew Dell as the site for the unveiling of two new stamps: The Contemporary Boutonniere Forever Stamp and the Garden Corsage Two-Ounce Stamp. We hope you’ll…

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Cancelled – 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

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public and have decided to cancel this event. 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! $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…

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Cancelled – 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

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public and have decided to cancel this event. 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! $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…

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Postponed – Hypertufa Workshop

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

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! $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…

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Postponed – 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

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 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…

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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

Due to COVID-19, we are going to postpone ticket sales on classes and events. 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! $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…

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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

Due to COVID-19, we are going to postpone ticket sales on classes and events. 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! $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…

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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

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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June 2020

Children in the Dell, Virtual Programming Summer 2020

June 13 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 2, 2020

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

New episodes each Saturday from June 6th to August 1st.   Based upon the popular in-person Children in the Dell program, for summer 2020 we are going virtual! Starting Saturday, June 6th, and continuing each Saturday through August 1st, 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 activity. Some of the scheduled…

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July 2020

Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series: Wayward Feet

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular Admission for Non-Members. 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. Visitor Center doors will open at 5 pm, and admission sales are first-come, first-serve. General Admission pricing applies. Members are free, but they will still need to check in at the Visitor Center. In…

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Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series: R&R 3

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular Admission for Non-Members. Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Join us on Thursday, July 9, for classic rock & roll with R&R 3! Due to the popularity of the event, we are offering advanced tickets for Members and General Admission Guests. Visitor Center doors will open at 5 pm, and any remaining tickets will be sold first-come, first-serve. General Admission pricing applies. Members, please note that while…

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Insects: The Gardens’ Greatest Gift – Virtual Workshop

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how a variety of insects interact and impact our gardens everyday! Join Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, and Yew Dell’s “resident” honeybee keeper, Claude Nutt, in an immersive insect experience. Learn how a variety of insects interact and impact our gardens everyday through pollination, organic matter breakdown, pest control, and so much more. Throughout the workshop you will learn about common insects, how they interact with the garden, and how you can help them thrive in our gardens.…

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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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