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April 2021

Beneficial Bugs for Your Garden – Virtual Workshop with Beneficial Bug

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about using beneficial bugs as a natural way to control insect pests in your garden. Have a problem with bugs eating your favorite garden plants? Beneficial bugs can help control your pest problem in a sustainable and more environmentally friendly way. During this class Blair Leano-Helvey, the owner and mastermind behind Idlewild Butterfly Farm & Insectarium, will get participants garden-ready for spring with a discussion about using beneficial organisms to control insect pests. Each ticket will include a beneficial…

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Plant Walk Series: Spring Blooming Trees – In-Person Workshop

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Horticulture Apprentices lead a guided walk of the best and showiest flowering trees in our collections. Enjoy a walk through Yew Dell’s arboretum with our Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, and Horticulture Apprentices Cassidie Cartwright and Silas Zoeller, during peak season for flowering trees. While on this walk learn about some of the best and showiest spring flowering trees in our collections. Our collection includes stunning dogwoods, magnolias, and other beautiful flowering trees. This is a great way…

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Conservation At Home – Virtual Workshop

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Impactful and manageable ways to help nature right at home. Becca Trueman, Currys Fork Watershed Coordinator, and other local instructors will lead a virtual workshop focused on impactful and manageable ways to help nature right at home. If we all make small changes at home in how we manage our landscaping, together we can create a big impact on water quality and our local environment. All are welcome to participate in the workshop, but reduced admission is only available for…

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Herbal Living – Virtual Workshop with Herbs

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to promote healing and wellness with herbs that can be grown in your home garden. Join Horticulture Apprentice, Cassidie Cartwright, for a virtual presentation on all the ways you can use herbs from your garden to promote healing and wellness in your life. Attendees will learn about how to use herbs for culinary and curative purposes. Each attendee will pick up their three hand selected herbs for their garden prior to the class. This is a virtual session,…

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Annual Spring Plant Sale Timed Ticket – Sat, April 24, 10am-11:30am Visit

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

We are excited to welcome you back in-person to our Annual Spring Plant Sale! Our in-person Annual Spring Plant Sale, presented by LG&E & KU Foundation is on for Saturday, April 24. This is your chance to ask our Horticultural Staff all your pressing questions about which plant will work best in your yard/garden/container. Be ready to purchase some great additions to your gardens while helping support our Nursery program here at Yew Dell. To be as safe as possible,…

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Annual Spring Plant Sale Timed Ticket – Sat, April 24, Noon-1:30pm Visit

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

We are excited to welcome you back in-person to our Annual Spring Plant Sale! Our in-person Annual Spring Plant Sale, presented by LG&E & KU Foundation is on for Saturday, April 24. This is your chance to ask our Horticultural Staff all your pressing questions about which plant will work best in your yard/garden/container. Be ready to purchase some great additions to your gardens while helping support our Nursery program here at Yew Dell. To be as safe as possible,…

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Annual Spring Plant Sale Timed Ticket – Sat, April 24, 2pm-4pm Visit

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

We are excited to welcome you back in-person to our Annual Spring Plant Sale! Our in-person Annual Spring Plant Sale, presented by LG&E & KU Foundation is on for Saturday, April 24. This is your chance to ask our Horticultural Staff all your pressing questions about which plant will work best in your yard/garden/container. Be ready to purchase some great additions to your gardens while helping support our Nursery program here at Yew Dell. To be as safe as possible,…

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June 2021

Evergreen Ferns – Virtual Workshop with Fern

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as we discover evergreen ferns and the pop of green they provide in your garden throughout the winter months. “Local Fernatic” Dr. John Hubbard leads a lecture focusing on Evergreen Ferns. Ferns are like trees in that there are both deciduous and evergreen varieties. Common species such as Lady, Japanese painted, Ostrich, Sensitive, Lady Victoria, and Northern maidenhair all disappear as soon as winter arrives. On the other hand evergreen and semi evergreen ferns keep their green fronds…

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Garden Tai Chi: Summer

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Connect to Summertime’s changing energy! Daniel Lally and Amy Conner return with Garden Tai Chi: Summer, which connects participants to the changing season through relaxed fluid movements. Learn two Summer 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: Summer is introductory and stand-alone, and all levels of experience are welcome. We will meet rain or shine on the…

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Rain Gardens – Virtual Workshop

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn the benefits of rain gardens, which catch runoff rain water and filter pollutants before the water is absorbed into the ground. A rain garden is a shallow depression that captures and treats runoff from impervious surfaces, such as rooftops, patios, driveways and parking lots, before it enters the stormwater system. Becca Trueman, Currys Fork Watershed Coordinator, and other local instructors will lead a virtual workshop focusing on the benefits of rain gardens, including step-by-step instructions for planning your own…

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Plant Walk Series: Pollinator Meadow – 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

Learn native plants to support pollinators. Enjoy a guided walk through Yew Dell’s pollinator meadow and learn about the best native plants to support pollinators, our favorite native grasses and wildlife that use the meadow for food and shelter. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank you for your participation!

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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

Gentle movements designed for each of the 12 astrological signs. 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…

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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 as he teaches about this unusual type of container gardening. 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…

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Horticulture Terminology – Virtual Workshop

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

Join Horticulture Apprentice, Silas Zoeller, for a fun class on how plants are categorized and common plant processes. 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…

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