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February 2020

Botany of Bourbon Cocktail Party

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kentucky Artisan Distillery, 6230 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

$35/$45 Members/Non-members. Have you ever wondered about the grains and botanicals that go into making your favorite bottle of bourbon? Join Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, at our friends and neighbors’ Kentucky Artisan Distillery, the Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon, for a casual conversation about the Botany of Bourbon. Guests will tour the distillery and learn about the process that goes into turning these grains into Kentucky’s favorite spirit. We’ll have Chateau Bourbon serving hors d’oeuvres and of…

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Garden Designing for the Impulse Buyer

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Logan Street Market, 1001 Logan St , Louisville, KY 40204
Louisville, KY 40204 US

$20/$30 Members/Non-members. We can design and plan all we want when it comes to our garden, but in reality are we going to stick to it? We’re sure, like us, many of you buy a plant on impulse and purely because you “HAVE to have it!” So, if you are guilty of having a midsummer plant nursery on your driveway from plants you found on sale or at a plant geek conference, then this is the class for you! Join…

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March 2020

Event Postponed: Date TBA Travelogue Dinner – Japan Edition

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

EVENT POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Click here for more information. Date TBA. $80/$90 Members/Non-members. Welcome to plant and garden paradise! Beat the winter blues with our annual travelogue dinner – this year featuring the gardening Eden of Japan. Over a Japanese themed dinner, Yew Dell executive director Paul Cappiello will entertain us with images and stories of the plants and people behind the business that makes Japan a gardener’s paradise. From the rarest of the rare to the most ancient…

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Event Postponed: Date TBA Volunteer Celebration

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

EVENT POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Click here for more information. Date TBA. Celebrate our volunteer’s collective achievements in 2019! We will recognize the Youth Volunteer of the Year, Tour Guide of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. Bring your family and friends! Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments and lunch lovingly provided by Yew Dell staff.  Please RSVP here.  

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Event Postponed: Date TBA The Dirt on Potting Mix

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

EVENT POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Click here for more information. Date TBA. $20/$30 Members/Non-members. Join Yew Dell nursery and greenhouse manager, Jacob Stidham, for a hands-on workshop on creating the perfect potting mix. Whatever you’re favorite plant – from succulents to orchids, tropical house plants to patio vegetables – Jacob will take you through the tips and tricks of creating your perfect potting mix. This class covers drainage, nutrition, aeration, and more. Each participant will mix up and take home…

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Cancelled – Opening Day 2020

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public and have decided to cancel this event. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Keeping with our developing tradition, Opening Day will feature sales of the…

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April 2020

Cancelled – USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well!  The US Postal Service has selected Yew Dell as the site for the unveiling of two new stamps: The Contemporary Boutonniere Forever Stamp and the Garden Corsage Two-Ounce Stamp. We hope you’ll…

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Cancelled – Secret Garden Party – Derby Edition

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The location will be emailed to participants, Louisville, KY 40208
Louisville, KY 40208 US

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public and have decided to cancel this event. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! $35/$45 Members/Non-Members. Our first Secret Garden Party was so popular; we’ve brought it back for a special Derby Edition. Join Yew Dell staff at…

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Cancelled – Spring Bulb Walk and Master Class

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public and have decided to cancel this event. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! $20/$30 Members/Non-members. Enjoy a chance to learn from our resident bulb guru and garden manager, Sayde Heckman, who is responsible for the massive Big…

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Postponed – Hypertufa Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 40014
Crestwood, 40014 US

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! $35/$45 Members/Non-members. Create the perfect horticultural masterpiece for your garden or patio. Yew Dell’s former director of marketing turned volunteer Jackie Gulbe will guide you through the process of creating your…

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Postponed – Pavilions, Ponds and Poetry: Crane House Talk

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! Free for YDBG and Crane House members/Regular admission for non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Dr. Delin Lai, Professor and Head of UofL Art History Program, will talk about the…

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May 2020

Homesteading in Small Spaces

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Due to COVID-19, we are going to postpone ticket sales on classes and events. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! $20/$30 Members/Non-members. Join Yew Dell’s Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, in a hands-on gardening project in our very own Family Garden. You will learn how to…

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Perennial Cutting: Propagation Workshop

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Due to COVID-19, we are going to postpone ticket sales on classes and events. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! $55/$65 Members/Non-members.  Join Nursery Manager Jacob Stidham for a class on starting perennials from cuttings. You’ll get to select plants from the beautiful display gardens at Yew…

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Fairy Day

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Due to COVID-19, we are currently closed to the public. Check out our social media channels for online gardening content and check back for rescheduled events and ticket sales. You can still support the gardens by making a donation or renewing your membership today. We appreciate you. Stay well! Free for Members/Regular admission for Non-members. Tickets for sale at the door. Help us celebrate the arrival of the fairies! Have your little ones wear their fairy finest and let their…

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July 2020

Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series: Wayward Feet

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular Admission for Non-Members. Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Visitor Center doors will open at 5 pm, and admission sales are first-come, first-serve. General Admission pricing applies. Members are free, but they will still need to check in at the Visitor Center. In…

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Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series: R&R 3

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

Free for Members/Regular Admission for Non-Members. Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Join us on Thursday, July 9, for classic rock & roll with R&R 3! Due to the popularity of the event, we are offering advanced tickets for Members and General Admission Guests. Visitor Center doors will open at 5 pm, and any remaining tickets will be sold first-come, first-serve. General Admission pricing applies. Members, please note that while…

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Insects: The Gardens’ Greatest Gift – Virtual Workshop

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how a variety of insects interact and impact our gardens everyday! Join Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, and Yew Dell’s “resident” honeybee keeper, Claude Nutt, in an immersive insect experience. Learn how a variety of insects interact and impact our gardens everyday through pollination, organic matter breakdown, pest control, and so much more. Throughout the workshop you will learn about common insects, how they interact with the garden, and how you can help them thrive in our gardens.…

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Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Handcar Prophets

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Bourbon & Botanicals, our live summer music series sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales.…

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Children in the Dell, Virtual Programming Summer 2020

July 18 @ 10:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014 United States

New episodes each Saturday from June 6 to August 1, with video archives available Based upon the popular in-person Children in the Dell program, for summer 2020 we are going virtual! Starting Saturday, June 6, and continuing each Saturday through August 1, we will release a garden-related video to engage children and get them excited about the natural world. We invite families to watch the video, collect the craft supplies and repurposed materials, then rewatch the video to complete the…

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SOLD OUT Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Billy Goat Strut Revue

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

This Thursday, July 23rd, Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series concert is SOLD OUT! Catch Billy Goat Strut Revue live on our Instagram: @yewdellgardens. Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will…

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SOLD OUT! Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Rosie and the Rockabillies

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our Bourbon and Botanicals Music Series, sponsored by our friends at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is back! Starting Thursday, July 2nd, and continuing each Thursday through August 27th, our gardens will be filled with a variety of music styles from local performers. Due to the popularity of these events, we are offering Presale Admission Only for Members and General Admission guests. There will be no walk-up sales. For each show tickets will be released the Friday before at noon. Our Visitor Center will reopen at…

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August 2020

Children in the Dell, Virtual Programming Summer 2020

August 1 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 2, 2020

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

New episodes each Saturday from June 6th to August 1st.   Based upon the popular in-person Children in the Dell program, for summer 2020 we are going virtual! Starting Saturday, June 6th, and continuing each Saturday through August 1st, we will release a garden-related video to engage children and get them excited about the natural world.We invite families to watch the video, collect the craft supplies and repurposed materials, then rewatch the video to complete the activity. Some of the scheduled…

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SOLD OUT! Monarch Butterflies – Virtual Workshop

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

Just in time for the monarchs’ Southern migration, join us for a talk on monarch butterflies and their pollinating gifts to your gardens.   Andrea Matz, District Program Coordinator at Oldham County Conservation District, leads a virtual talk on monarch butterflies and their pollinating gifts to your garden. Learn about the monarchs’ lifecycle, migration routes, how to find and identify milkweed in your environment, and how to collect and nurture butterfly eggs. Ticket price includes a monarch kit with a…

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