Tomato Art Contest-
Everyone’s art was wonderful! Our panel of judges picked the following entries as
1st– Callaway (Age 8)
Prize: 1 free kid’s meal at Smashing Tomato & 1 free entrée at Bella Notte
2nd– Destiny Lorenz (Age 5) Prize: 1 free kid’s meal at Smashing Tomato
3rd– Kirienne Hodges (Age 9)
Prize: 1 free kid’s meal at Smashing Tomato
Create a Tomato Head Contest – Everyone’s tomato head entry was great!
Our panel of judges picked the following entries as
1st– Will Bowmann (Age 12)
Prize: $10 in Kentucky Children’s Garden bucks
2nd– Remington Wells (Age 8)
Prize: $5 in Kentucky Children’s Garden bucks
3rd– Bella Scurlock (Age 6)
Prize: $3 in Kentucky Children’s Garden bucks
Cherry Tomato Count Contest. The correct number in the jar was 185. While no one guessed the exact number, the following people were the closest:
Kathi Baumann guessed 176
Kyle Baumann guessed 199
Gi-Jung Kim guessed 199
Thanks to everyone for participating!
Programs meet at the Visitor Center
unless otherwise noted.
Visit the Kentucky Children's Garden page for hours and activities.
Urban Forests to Improve Water Quality, Part I:
Thursday, August 21, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Todd Rounsaville
This workshop will guide participants through the roles trees play in urban forests, using The Arboretum Woods as a living example. The workshop will address the many benefits our urban trees provide to reduce sedimentation and stream bank erosion and improve water quality, with a focus on the threats to forest health from invasive organisms. Free
Gala in the Garden
Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-7 p.m.
The Friends of The Arboretum cordially invite you to the 10th Annual Gala in the Garden to benefit development of Phase 2 of the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center and the Woodland Shade Garden, both at The Arboretum.
Join us for delicious hors d'oeuvres by Bayou Bluegrass Catering, delectable desserts by Martine's Pastries, adult beverages and an intriguing Silent Auction. Live music by Aaron Ferral (3:30-4:30PM) and the Dixie Group (4:30-7:00PM) will ensure a good time is enjoyed by all!
Admission: $50 per person through Aug. 25 ($60 per person after Aug. 25); $35 per person under 35 years of age. Call (859) 257-6955 for more information.
Gala Sponsor Levels:
Rose $ 500
Trillium $ 250
Urban Forests to Improve Water Quality, (Part II):
Thursday, September 18, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Todd Rounsaville
This workshop will guide participants through the roles trees play in urban forests using The Arboretum Woods as a living example. We will address the many benefits urban trees provide to reduce sedimentation and stream bank erosion and improve water quality, with a focus on selecting, planting, establishing, and maintaining trees in urban forests and riparian areas. Free
Thursday, Sept. 25, 11a-12p
Instructor: Jesse Dahl, Horticulturist
There is nothing better than freshly baked bread except growing the grain yourself and processing it into flour! Many grains can be easily grown in your own backyard as cover crops or ornamental plants. This class will feature a display of grains grown this year at The Arboretum. It will also include thrashing and preparation of grains for cooking or baking. Participants take home a pound of winter wheat or winter rye seed to plant. This amount of seed requires about 100 square feet of space and should yield 5-6 loaves of bread. Cost: $4/Friends $2.
*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, Food and Environment.