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August 2020

SOLD OUT! Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Kaintuck

August 13 @ 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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Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: Ida Clare

August 20 @ 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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Soapmaking Workshop

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Tonya Tate, founder of Nature’s Bath Soap, explains and displays the Cold Press Soapmaking process, with a focus on her Gardener’s Scrub. Talk about a Gift from the Garden! This Scrub combines cucumber, rosemary, lavender, and other all-natural ingredients for ultimate cleaning and refreshing after digging in the dirt. Participants will observe multiple stages of Tonya’s soapmaking, and will each leave with a sliver of cured and ready-to-use soap. Note that this is a demonstration-only session. Due to in-person presentation,…

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Bourbon & Botanicals Music Series: The Derby City Dandies

August 27 @ 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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September 2020

Perennial Division and Propagation

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Learn what’s going on below the soil surface and how to properly divide perennials. In this hands-on workshop, Nursery Manager, Jacob Stidham, discusses perennial plant structures, what’s happening underground, and how to divide the roots for more plants in your chosen location. Perennials are truly the gift that keeps on giving! Participants will each receive five clumps of different perennials that they will divide and take home to add to their gardens or gift to a friend!

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October 2020

Design a Tree Journal- Virtual Workshop

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Joanne Price, Founder and Creative Director at Starpointe Studio, for a family-friendly session on making two blank Tree Journals or Sketchbooks. Participants will learn two binding techniques (pamphlet stitch and Japanese side-stab binding) for their journals, and we will have a guided rubbing activity for the journal pages and/or covers. We ask that you collect interesting natural textures related to trees (like leaves, seeds, sticks, bark, etc.) in advance of the session. As a bonus, each ticketholder can submit…

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Tree Talk with the Experts – Virtual Workshop

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ever want to be a fly on the wall to learn from the best . . . philosophers, scientists, historians or entrepreneurs? Well here’s your chance to do just that with the best tree brains in the business. A half dozen of our region’s best tree minds will come together for this virtual master class in tree selection. They’ll take turns suggesting large and medium size tree selections for the area, will vigorously debate each other’s suggestions and will take…

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November 2020

Gardening in the Fall – Virtual Workshop

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Featuring amazing fall color, cool seed pods, and stunning bark! Join our Garden and Arboretum Manager, Sayde Heckman, on a virtual tour of the gardens at Yew Dell. You will learn how to garden for the fall and winter months through utilizing plants with amazing fall color, cool seed pods, stunning bark, and so much more! We will provide a link for the Zoom virtual session as the date gets closer.

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The Secret Life of Trees- Virtual Workshop

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Secret Life of Trees: New Findings from Science. Hear up-and-coming research about fascinating tree processes! Jacquelyn McGrail, Yew Dell longtime Volunteer, Master Gardener, and Landscape Design Consultant, shares up-and-coming research about fascinating tree processes, including how parent trees protect the offspring, (and offspring take care of the parents), the ways trees defend themselves from insect and mammal attackers, and tree connectivity by the “wood wide web.” Jacquelyn will also talk about Kentucky native trees, and selecting trees with high…

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December 2020

Wreath Making, Rebooted – Virtual Workshop

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Back by popular demand in a new format! Due to the popularity of our annual Wreath Making workshops, Nursery Manager, Jacob Stidham, is reconfiguring this year’s workshop to a virtual format. We’ll follow Jacob around Yew Dell’s gardens to learn how to scavenge greenery, pinecones, and other natural materials from your yard or garden. Next, he’ll demonstrate the at-home process of making a wreath with your found treasures. We will provide a link for the Zoom virtual session as the…

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