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The Arboretum (State Botanical Garden of Kentucky)

500 Alumni Dr., Lexington, KY

Phone:
1-(859)-257-6955

Website:
www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum

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Little Sprouts at The Arboretum - Rain and Rainbows

Children, Nature, Education, Gardening

Explore the joy and wonder of nature with us! Each Wednesday in March, join us at The Arboretum for hands-on learning and fun. Each session has a special theme that begins with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, you will rotate through crafts, science experiments, and planting activities. Finally, we'll get outside and explore nature on a short hike (all hikes are weather-dependent, make sure to dress accordingly!). March 20th - Rain and Rainbows: Springtime can be sunny, rainy, windy, and cloudy, or even all four in one day! Learn how the wind moves with a science experiment, make your own rainbow, go on a hike and more! TImes:Session One: 10:00 am - 10:45 am; Session Two: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Cost: $3 per child per session (cash only please). ***Pre-registration required. Direct registrations and questions to Jackie Gallimore at: jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or call (859) 257-9339

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• Wed 3/20/19 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:45 AM

Winter Tree I.D. Workshop

Talks/Lectures

Learn the basics of winter tree identification including tips and tricks to identify common Kentucky trees by silhouette, bark, bud and leaf scar. Cost: $10. Pre-registration is required. Direct questions and registrations to arboretum@uky.edu or (859) 257 - 6955

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• Sat 3/23/19 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Little Sprouts at The Arboretum - Bugs!

Children, Education, Gardening, Nature

Explore the joy and wonder of nature with us! Each Wednesday in March, join us at The Arboretum for hands-on learning and fun. Each session has a special theme that begins with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, you will rotate through crafts, science experiments, and planting activities. Finally, we'll get outside and explore nature on a short hike (all hikes are weather-dependent, make sure to dress accordingly!). March 27th - Bugs!: Rain showers bring spring flowers, and with the flowers come pollinators! Learn about how bees and other bugs help plants grow, decorate and craft 3D beetles, look for some bugs that might already be out, and help us plant some early spring crops in the Kentucky Children's Garden. Times: Session One: 10:00 am - 10:45 am; Session Two: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Cost: $3 per child per session (cash only please). ***Pre-registration required. Direct registrations and questions to Jackie Gallimore at: jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or call (859) 257-9339

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• Wed 3/27/19 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:45 AM

Annual Volunteer Fair

Gardening, Children, Nature

Learn about volunteer opportunities at The Arboretum including vegetable gardening, native plants crew, adopt -a- rose-plot, education, events, and the Kentucky Children's Garden.

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• Sat 4/6/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating the Season: Spectacular Spring

For the Family, Children, Nature

Come celebrate spring in the Kentucky Children's Garden with live animals, a spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts and activities, and meet local organizations.

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• Sat 4/6/19 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Beginner Photography Workshop

Class/Workshop

Learn outdoor portrait techniques from professionals. Direct registrations and inquiries to jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 257-9339 Registration fee is $10. Light snacks will be provided.

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• Wed 4/10/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spreading Roots Workshop Series- Tracing Roots

Class/Workshop, Nature, Green/Environmental

Follow a tree's roots underground to see how they grow and communicate. Preregistration is required.

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• Thu 4/11/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spreading Roots Workshop Series: Discovering Roots

Class/Workshop, Nature

Uncover original plant collection maps, solve curatorial mysteries and learn about historical trees of The Arboretum woods. Preregistration is required.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spreading Roots Workshop Series: Rooted in Nature

Class/Workshop, Nature

Learn about the latest research in child/nature connection and try out some tips and tricks in the Kentucky Children's Garden. Preregistration is required.

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• Thu 4/25/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp (Session 1)

Children, Gardening, Green/Environmental, Education, Summer Camp

**pre-registration required** Join The Arboretum for a fun-filled, hands-on garden camp! Campers will use The Arboretum as a living learning lab to study gardening, soil, water and more! On the last day of camp, we will visit U.K.'s South Farm to see a farm in action! By the end of camp, participants will become certified Junior Master Gardeners! First Session: June 10 - 14; Second Session: July 15 - 19; Third Session: August 5 - 9 // 9 am - 5 pm // Ages: 8-12 // Cost: $175 for members, $200 for non-members (*scholarships are available!) // Direct questions and registrations to Jackie Gallimore: jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 255-9339 // visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu for more details.

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• Mon 6/10/19 - Fri 6/14/19 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp (Session 2)

Children, Education, Gardening, Green/Environmental, Summer Camp

**pre-registration required** Join The Arboretum for a fun-filled, hands-on garden camp! Campers will use The Arboretum as a living learning lab to study gardening, soil, water and more! On the last day of camp, we will visit U.K.'s South Farm to see a farm in action! By the end of camp, participants will become certified Junior Master Gardeners! First Session: June 10 - 14; Second Session: July 15 - 19; Third Session: August 5 - 9 // 9 am - 5 pm // Ages: 8-12 // Cost: $175 for members, $200 for non-members (*scholarships are available!) // Direct questions and registrations to Jackie Gallimore: jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 255-9339 // visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu for more details.

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• Mon 7/15/19 - Fri 7/19/19 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp

Children, Education, Gardening, Green/Environmental, Summer Camp

**pre-registration required** Join The Arboretum for a fun-filled, hands-on garden camp! Campers will use The Arboretum as a living learning lab to study gardening, soil, water and more! On the last day of camp, we will visit U.K.'s South Farm to see a farm in action! By the end of camp, participants will become certified Junior Master Gardeners! First Session: June 10 - 14; Second Session: July 15 - 19; Third Session: August 5 - 9 // 9 am - 5 pm // Ages: 8-12 // Cost: $175 for members, $200 for non-members (*scholarships are available!) // Direct questions and registrations to Jackie Gallimore: jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 255-9339 // visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu for more details.

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• Mon 8/5/19 - Fri 8/9/19 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM