"BIRDS, BATHS AND MORE"
MAY 24 – JUNE 2, 2013
Let your creativity take flight and join the fun by participating in our Birdhouse Exhibit. This year
we're expanding the theme to "Birds, Baths and More"…in addition to bird houses, the exhibit will include bird baths, bird feeders, bird food storage containers, and bird-themed home or garden décor (statues, paintings, etc.).
For more information click on the entry form below.
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Gala in the Garden
Programs meet at the Visitor Center
unless otherwise noted.
Spring Plant Exchange
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.
Plants are to be delivered beginning at 9:00 a.m. Exchange begins promptly at 10.
Cost: $1/Friends Free
*Rain Water Gardens
Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m.
Speakers: Dr. Brad Lee, UK Plant and Soil Science
Dr. Rick Durham, UK Horticulture
Homeowners are becoming more aware of storm water management. Many are choosing to manage the runoff from their property with rain gardens, shallow depressions that effectively collect storm water and reduce localized flooding. Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape or included in initial landscaping plans. To effectively manage storm water, rain gardens must be accurately sized and properly constructed. This presentation will demonstrate a method for sizing, designing, and selecting appropriate plant material for a rain garden. FREE
*Rain Water Gardens
Wednesday, May 15, 4 p.m.
Same as above (May 14).
Thursday, June 6, 5 p.m.
Instructor David Koester, Ag. Extension Agent Campbell Co.
Making gardening available to all regardless of special needs is the goal of the Accessible Gardening Program at the Campbell Co. Extension Service. Their Horticulture team will discuss and demonstrate techniques they have implemented to insure all people have the opportunity to take part in the many benefits of gardening. Weather permitting, we will tour the new, expanded Accessible Garden established at The Arboretum. Cost $5/Friends $4
*Funding for this FREE workshop is provided by Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works and is offered in collaboration with the UK College of Agriculture.
The KCG is now open weekends, visit the KCG page for hours and more information.