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December 2020

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

December 3, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Connect to Winter 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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SOLD OUT! Yuletide at Yew Dell Timed Ticket – Fri, Dec 4, 4:30pm Entry & 5:45pm Exit

December 4, 2020 @ 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, Dec 4, 6:15pm Entry & 7:30pm Exit

December 4, 2020 @ 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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Wreath Making, Rebooted – Virtual Workshop

December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Back by popular demand in a new format! Due to the popularity of our annual Wreath Making workshops, Nursery Manager, Jacob Stidham, is reconfiguring this year’s workshop to a virtual format. We’ll follow Jacob around Yew Dell’s gardens to learn how to scavenge greenery, pinecones, and other natural materials from your yard or garden. Next, he’ll demonstrate the at-home process of making a wreath with your found treasures. We will provide a link for the Zoom virtual session as the…

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

December 5, 2020 @ 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, Dec 5, 6:15pm Entry & 7:30pm Exit

December 5, 2020 @ 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, Dec 6, 4:30pm Entry & 5:45pm Exit

December 6, 2020 @ 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, Dec 6, 6:15pm Entry & 7:30pm Exit

December 6, 2020 @ 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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Year-round Produce Gardening – Virtual Workshop

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to grow your own food! Cassidie Cartwright, one of Yew Dell’s Horticultural Apprentices, leads the discussion on how to grow your own food year round and right at home. Hear about the different methods of at-home gardening (such as raised beds and containers), what plants are good to grow in certain seasons and conditions, and other helpful tips for a family or individual looking to start their own food garden. We’ll include plenty of time for your questions!…

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Plant Walk Series: Barks and Buds

December 11, 2020 @ 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 December, we’ll discuss how to identify trees when you don’t have leaves to depend on. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank you for your participation!

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January 2021

The Buzz on Beekeeping – Virtual Workshop

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thinking about beekeeping as a hobby? Yew Dell’s “resident” honey bee keeper, Claude Nutt, will engage participants with what to expect when considering beekeeping as a hobby. Claude will share details about these amazing pollinators, and he will provide resources for obtaining the bees, hives, and other needed supplies. We are including plenty of time for questions, so that you can make sure that beekeeping is a good fit. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be…

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Smartphone Winter Nature Photography – Virtual Workshop

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this topic, we’re offering this workshop on two dates: Wednesday, January 27, and Saturday, February 6! 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 winter images with their smartphones. Ellen will discuss cell phone photography tricks and treatments, and she will provide a list of shots for participants to take on their own. Our smartphone photographers can then…

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February 2021

Who’s Living in Your Garden? Insect Collecting Series: Overview – Virtual

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Overview to four-part series! Learn about our upcoming four-part series that will allow you to gain a greater understanding of which insects are living in your backyard, and what the biodiversity says about what you can expect to grow there. In each session, Sayde Heckman, Yew Dell’s Garden Manager, will lead discussions and hands-on activities for insect identification, insect collecting, insect pinning, and insect display, giving you an in-depth opportunity to take an insect inventory of your specific setting. These…

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Monarchs Overwintering in Mexico – Virtual Workshop

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It is a fascinating journey! Curious about what happened to the monarchs that passed through our area this past summer? “Our” monarchs are the super-powered generation that migrates to Mexico, overwinters there, and continues north to lay the eggs that become generation 1. Tavia Cathcart Brown, Executive Director at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, will share stories and photos of her personal experience with monarchs overwintering in Mexico. We will leave plenty of time for your questions about this fascinating journey.…

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Smartphone Winter Nature Photography – Virtual Workshop

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this topic, we’re offering this workshop on two dates: Wednesday, January 27, and Saturday, February 6! 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 winter images with their smartphones. Ellen will discuss cell phone photography tricks and treatments, and she will provide a list of shots for participants to take on their own. Our smartphone photographers can then…

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Plant Walk Series: Identifying Evergreens – Virtual Workshop

February 19 @ 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! With each Plant Walk, we’ll offer a unique topic presented by our Horticultural Apprentices. For February, we’ll learn how to identify evergreens while we explore the winter gardens. This is a virtual session, and we will send the Zoom link as we get closer to the date. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank you for your participation!

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Gardening with Native Plants – Virtual Workshop with Seed Packets

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to include native plants in your garden! Margaret Shea, owner of Dropseed Native Plant Nursery, will lead this virtual Workshop on the benefits of including native plants in your garden. Margaret has more than 25 years of experience with native plants, and she will share how natives conserve water, attract wildlife, and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Workshop price includes three packets of native seeds. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be…

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Tool Sharpening – Virtual Workshop

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dull spades, pruners, and hoes can make gardening a drag. Join Carl Heimerdinger, fifth-generation CEO of Heimerdinger Cutlery Company, in this virtual session that will cover the basics of sharpening, a few tricks of the trade, and a discussion and demonstration of the best techniques for keeping your tools in their prime. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be emailed as the date gets closer.

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March 2021

The Dirt on Potting Mix – Virtual Workshop with Supplies Kit

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are all potting mixes created equally? Absolutely not! Join Jacob Stidham, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager, for a virtual AND hands-on learning experience about what goes into a quality mix. Learn why cheaper is not better and how different mixes can be the recipe for success or disaster depending on when and how they are used. What is the deal with all of those little white balls in potting mix?! Can potting mix be reused year to year? All of this…

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The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Introduction – Virtual Workshop

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience the beautiful art form of bonsai in our sequenced workshops. Presented by Michael Murphy, President of the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society, our bonsai workshops will build upon each other, but it is not necessary to take both sessions if you are already experienced with bonsai. Be advised that each Workshop requires a separate ticket. The two sessions are: 3/7: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Introduction – Virtual Workshop 3/28: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Demonstration – Virtual Workshop with…

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Pruning with Paul Cappiello – Virtual Workshop

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

One of Executive Director Paul Cappiello’s favorite workshops to lead! Paul says that pruning is one of the most therapeutic of gardening practices and can make or break your garden. In this virtual how to, he will take you through the basics, the specifics and the one-off, weird cases to help you get the most out of the pruning season. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be emailed as the date gets closer.

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Maximizing Your Movements in the Garden – Virtual Workshop

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Just in time for spring gardening! Join Shelly Nold, Owner of The Plant Kingdom, as she guides participants on how to maximize productivity with correct body positioning when working in the garden. You’ll learn how to select the right tool for the job, increase your productivity, and save energy, as you consider your gardening tasks. Shelly will explain how smart and efficient movements get the job done while protecting you, your tools, and your plants from unnecessary harm. Zoom session…

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SOLD OUT Opening Day Timed Ticket – Sat, March 27, 10am-11:30am Visit

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Opening Day 2021 includes our annual Hellebore Plant Sale, other selected plants, and a “potluck” garden tour with our Horticultural staff! We are excited to reopen our gardens for the season! Choose a new addition for your Hellebore collection, browse through hand-picked plants, and join a “potluck” tour (staff will select their favorites from what’s blooming) with one of our Horticulture Team Members. The Garden Gift Shop also reopens, with fantastic new items to peruse and make your own. Please…

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Opening Day Timed Ticket – Sat, March 27, Noon-1:30pm Visit

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Opening Day 2021 includes our annual Hellebore Plant Sale, other selected plants, and a “potluck” garden tour with our Horticultural staff! We are excited to reopen our gardens for the season! Choose a new addition for your Hellebore collection, browse through hand-picked plants, and join a “potluck” tour (staff will select their favorites from what’s blooming) with one of our Horticulture Team Members. The Garden Gift Shop also reopens, with fantastic new items to peruse and make your own. Please…

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Opening Day Timed Ticket – Sat, March 27, 2pm-4pm Visit

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Opening Day 2021 includes our annual Hellebore Plant Sale, other selected plants, and a “potluck” garden tour with our Horticultural staff! We are excited to reopen our gardens for the season! Choose a new addition for your Hellebore collection, browse through hand-picked plants, and join a “potluck” tour (staff will select their favorites from what’s blooming) with one of our Horticulture Team Members. The Garden Gift Shop also reopens, with fantastic new items to peruse and make your own. Please…

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The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Demonstration – Virtual Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience the beautiful art form of bonsai in our sequenced workshops. Presented by Michael Murphy, President of the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society, our bonsai workshops will build upon each other, but it is not necessary to take both sessions if you are already experienced with bonsai. Be advised that each Workshop requires a separate ticket. The two sessions are: 3/7: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Introduction – Virtual Workshop 3/28: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Demonstration – Virtual Workshop with…

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April 2021

Native Plants to Attract Hummingbirds – Virtual Workshop with Plant

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to attract hummingbirds to your garden utilizing native plants. Alicia Bosela, owner of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery in Columbia, KY, will share how to attract those amazing hummingbirds to your own garden using native plants. In addition to attracting wildlife, native plants conserve water, and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Each ticket will include a Cardinal Flower grown right here in Yew Dell’s Nursery. You will pick up your Cardinal Flower (which the hummingbirds love as…

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Big Bloom Walk: In-Person Workshop

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

Join Sayde Heckman for a walk through the spectacular bulb display that makes up the Big Bloom. 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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SOLD OUT Garden Tai Chi: Spring

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

This event is sold out. Interested in more Tai Chi with Daniel and Amy? Garden Tai Chi: Summer date is June 5, 10am-11am; included with admission but reservations are recommended. Astrolo-Chi®: Summer Solstice date is June 20, 6pm-7:30pm. Separate fee applies. Connect to Springtime’s changing energy! Daniel Lally and Amy Conner return with Garden Tai Chi: Spring, which connects participants to the changing season through relaxed fluid movements. Learn two Spring acupressure points to press on your own body to help your “chi”…

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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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