Classes and Events

Yew Dell offers a varied slate of classes and events from garden lectures to hands-on workshops, plant walks, festivals and programs for families and kids, casual gardeners, homeowners and avid plant lovers. For casual/informal activities available during all open hours, see the ACTIVITIES page. For guided tour information, see the GROUP TOURS page.

All paid registrations are nonrefundable but are transferable.


Hounds on the Grounds

Sundays in September, October, November, and December 3rd & 10th

Free with Regular Admission

Dogs are welcome to bring their owners to enjoy the gardens, arboretum and hiking trails!

So that everything goes smoothly: Please have your owner at the end of your leash and be sure they will take care of clean-up.

Holiday Wreath Making Classes with Jules & Karl Klein and Michael Boice

Saturday, December 2; 10:30am & 12:30pm


Purchase tickets for 10:30am session SOLD OUT

Purchase tickets for 12:30pm session HERE

This popular class has become a holiday tradition for many. Participants will be instructed by the masters on how to design and assemble their own 22-24" wreath. Materials are all fresh and harvested at Yew Dell. Participants should bring their own gloves and pruners. Express your inner Claus by making a holiday wreath fit for your own front door.


2 weekends, November 24-26 and December 1-3 4pm-7:30pm

Members: $5 Adults/Seniors, $2 Children 3-12, Free: Age 2 and under

Non-Members: $8 Adults/Seniors, $3 Children 3-12, Free: Age 2 and under

Purchase tickets HERE

The holidays are right around the corner and so is Yew Dell's new holiday event- Yuletide at Yew Dell presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company! For those of you who have enjoyed our past Winter Snow Village and Train Display... don't despair. We'll have all that and a whole lot more. This new offering will include spectacular lighting displays, holiday music, crafts and holiday snacks for the kids, grown-up libations and more.

Member/Volunteer Winter Tree ID Walk with Nick and Sayde

Thursday, January 11, 2018; 5-6pm

Open (and free!) only to Yew Dell members and volunteers


Spend an hour learning how to identify trees... without any leaves! Using bark, bud, twig and fruit, Horticulture Apprentices Nick Kreevich and Sayde Heckman will teach you the tricks and tips to tree ID.

Plants and Gardens of Coastal Maine

September 4-9, 2018

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime chance for an up close and personal tour of the best botany and horticulture of the iconic Maine coast. From the unique plants and spectacular scenery of Acadia National Forest to private coastal gardens, The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Portland Old Port, this will be a varied and inspiring trip. Throw in a lobster roll or two and you have a can't-miss hit! This will be an intimate group with maximum registration of 20 participants. For pricing and more details contact the Yew Dell office at 502.241.4788 or Sign up soon. This one will sell out quickly!


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