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.


Pruning Trees & Shrubs Workshop

Instructor: Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Executive Director

Wednesday, April 19; 6-8pm

Members/Non-Members $15/$25 Purchase tickets HERE

One of our most popular workshops ever year! Join Yew Dell Executive Director and chief tree geek, Paul Cappiello, for this hands-on session that will cover all the basics, some good, healthy debate and a little horticultural philosophy as well. Come with your work gloves, pruners and a bag full of questions.

Plant Sale & Garden Market

Saturday, April 29; 10am-4pm, 9am admission for Members

Free with Regular Admission

Sunday, April 30; 12-3pm

Free with Regular Admission
This is your big chance to get your hands on some of the best, newest and time-tested plants available. Whether you are looking for trees or shrubs, perennials or vines, native or exotic, we’ve got ‘em in spades. We’ll have special items in our shop, select vendors, a variety of gardening groups represented, children’s activities, food and more. Remember, members get in an hour early on Saturday – and of course you can buy a membership at the door!

Hypertufa Workshop

Sunday, April 30; 1:30pm-3pm

Members/Non-Members: $35/$45 Purchase tickets HERE

Here’s the perfect opportunity to create a horticultural masterpiece for your own garden. Yew Dell’s Director of Marketing & Events and no-holds-barred gardener Jackie Gulbe will guide you through the process of crafting your own hypertufa trough. Hypertufa containers are the perfect container for low maintenance plants like succulents and cacti and they are cool looking! After you are finished crafting your container, you can shop the Plant Sale for the perfect plants to reside in your new hypertufa creation!

Late Thursday Nights

Every Thursday, June1-August 31; 4:30pm-8pm

Free with Regular Admission

Children in the Dell

Every Saturday, June 3-August 26; 10:30am-12pm

Free with Parent or Guardian Admission

Pre-register HERE

Join our usual merry band of kiddos in the Children in the Dell World Headquarters (aka the log cabin) rain or shine! This popular Saturday-morning program is the perfect opportunity to give children a chance to spend some time with all that is green. Our energetic and creative educators will engage the children in everything from planting and growing veggies to nature-inspired scavenger hunts and a whole lot more. Whatever happens to be in season will be the topic du jour. Intended for children from 5-12 years old. Parents must stay on the grounds and are invited to participate in the day’s activities. Preregistration encouraged – drop-ins welcome as space allows.

Louisville Visual Arts Summer Camp

Monday, June 12 through Friday June 16; 9am-12pm

Members/Non-Members $155/$180

Yew Dell is partnering with Louisville Visual Arts to bring a nature art summer camp to our grounds! Kids ages 7-12 will explore the wonders of our botanical gardens through a creative lens. Imagine creating art in a castle or along our woodland trails! Artists will tap into their creative genius with guided curriculum and help from the great outdoors. The natural world offers the opportunity for children to draw, design, paint, sculpt and create their way toward beautiful works of art. Stay tuned for more details regarding registration. Any questions, please e-mail LVA's Director of Education & Outreach, Jackie Pallesen at

Sunday Supper

Sunday, June 25; 6-9pm

Members/Non-Members: $100/$120 Purchase Tickets HERE

Plan to join us for our seventh annual farm fresh event, Sunday Supper. The evening will feature farm-fresh food in a striking summer setting prepared by one of Louisville's finest. As always, the menu will include the freshest locally-sourced ingredients.

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