Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Get your garden on at these local events

As spring wafts through the air, your green thumbs might start itching to get back into the dirt to plant and weed and nurture life out of the earth and into the warm sunshine. Whether you’d like some instruction to improve your gardening skills or just like to look at spring blooms, you can get your green on at these local garden events.

Patio Gardening 101: Early Spring Greens
April 16, 12:30-2:30pm. Create and take home one spring container for a patio or terrace, planted and ready. Location: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, yewdellgardens.org.
Cost: $45 (members) or $55

Patio Gardening 101
April 30, 10am-4pm (9am for members) and May 1; noon-3pm. Build your own herb or succulent patio container.
Location: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Patio Gardening 101: Container Water Gardens
May 14, 12:30-2:30pm. Each participant will take home everything needed to assemble a container water garden. Location: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Cost: $55 (members) or $65

April 24, 10am-4pm. Jefferson County Master Gardener Association
Location: Louisville Nature Center (3745 Illinois Avenue), jcmgaky.org

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Plant Sale
April 30, 10am-4pm (9am for members) and May 1; noon-3pm
Free with regular admission

The Kilgore House & Garden Tour
May 21 & 22, 10am-5pm. Featuring six of Louisville’s premier gardens along with three beautiful homes. kilgoregardentour.org

The 22nd Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour
June 4. Featuring a number of private gardens in the historic Crescent Hill neighborhood. crescenthillgardentour.org

The Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
June 11 & 12, 10am-5pm
Garden lovers can venture into the private green spaces of the nation’s largest Victorian residential neighborhood. oldlouisvillegardentour.com

The Audubon Park Annual Garden Tour
June 25, 10am-4pm.
Features the hidden beauty of local gardens in the City of Audubon Park.

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