Spring Plant Sale (2p-4p Session)

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Thanks to our sponsor LG&E & KU Foundation, the big kahuna of in-person plant sales is back! We’ll again schedule advance, timed tickets in an attempt to control the plant purchasing madness. We’ll have Horticulture Staff and knowledgeable Volunteers on hand to answer your questions and make recommendations, as well as plenty of carts to …

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Free – $9.00

Volunteer Celebration

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Join us in an evening of celebration! We'll be looking back on Volunteer and Yew Dell highlights from 2021, spotlighting some outstanding Volunteers of the Year, and sharing more about what is to come in 2022. Plan on light hors devours, walking the grounds, and celebrating with the Yew Dell community. Current and future volunteers …

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Free

Woodland Trails Hike – In-Person Workshop included with Admission

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

In appreciation of #nationaltrailsday, Brad Kessans, Yew Dell’s own Facilities and Trail Guru, will lead an easy hike on our one-mile Woodland Trails loop. Along the way, Brad will share historical anecdotes and point out the trees and wildlife that call this section of our gardens home. This Hike is included with Admission; no advance …

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Free

Plant Walk Series – Fresh Eyes on the Gardens – In-Person Workshop included with Admission

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Our freshly-graduated new Horticulture Apprentices will lead a tour of their favorite plant discoveries on our grounds, translating what they learned in the classroom to gardening reality. This Plant Walk is included with Admission; no advance ticketing is required. The RSVP is to get an estimated attendee count.

Free

SOLD OUT: BYOB Flower Arranging – In-Person Workshop

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Stacy Thomas, Floral Designer at Petal Power Cut Flowers, puts a new spin on BYOB - Bring Your Own Bouquet – to this flower arranging class. Participants will bring their own flowers and vase, and Stacy will help you create a personal work of floral art! She will email registrants a resource list for flowers …

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$25.00 – $35.00

SOLD OUT: Bourbon & Botanicals 2022

Thanks to our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Bourbon & Botanicals is back for another incredible season! Plan your summer with our eight nights of great music and inspiring garden tours with the Member Series Ticket! Note that the Member Series Ticket is not refundable or exchangeable. If a performer must cancel, we will find …

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Free – $80.00

SOLD OUT: Members-Only 20th Anniversary Thank You Celebration

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Register now to reserve your spot at our Members-only 20th Anniversary Celebration, a free and members-only event to commemorate 20 years of Yew Dell. Members, we look forward to you joining us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration! We’re planning outdoor games like Cornhole and lawn-sized Jenga, live music with Derby City Dandies, evening garden tours, and yummy …

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Free

Geology and History Walk – Program included with Admission

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

In celebration of what would have been Theodore Klein’s 117th birthday, Brad Kessans, Yew Dell’s own Facilities and Trail Guru, will lead an easy walk around our grounds to showcase the geology of our gardens, while sharing the Klein family’s ongoing history. This program is included with Admission. RSVP so that we know how many …

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Free

Soil Conservation Overview – In-Person Workshop

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Join Tim Hendrick, who spent 29 years with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, for an overview on soil conservation, to include a basic soil introduction, methods to improve soil, and soil conservation methods to give your plants the best growing environment. We’ll share details on how to take and bring in a soil sample. Please …

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$25.00 – $35.00

Paleobotany in Kentucky – In-Person Workshop

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Cortland Eble, geologist with 32 years with the Kentucky Geological Survey, digs into Paleobotany – or fossilized plants – in this workshop geared to all ages! Cortland will talk about the unique characteristics and requirements for plants to fossilize, and he will have touchable fossil samples collected from around Kentucky. Following this presentation, join a …

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$15.00 – $25.00

Forest Bathing – Ticket Sales are now closed.

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

Russ Turpin, Instructor with Red Oaks Forest School, leads our session on Forest Bathing, or immersing yourself in the atmosphere of trees. This practice blends mindfulness and nature immersion with things like sit spots, intentional slow walks, and short meditations while engaging all of our senses. We’ll provide a list of what to bring for …

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$30.00 – $40.00

Best of the Collections Series: Annuals and Tropicals – In-Person Workshop – Ticket sales end Tuesday, August 2, at 2pm

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, KY

For our summer series, we are focusing on the Best of the Collections! Register for all three sessions, or pick the topics that interest you the most. For those who attend all three sessions, we'll send you home with a free plant from our nursery. To kick off our series showing off the newest and …

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$25.00 – $35.00