2014 Founders’ Lecture Series
at University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Center
1400 Nicholasville Rd.
Cost at the door: $5, Friends, Garden Club & Wild Ones Free
Sponsored by Friends of The Arboretum
March 27, 2014, 7p
Urban Greening Through Rooftop Gardens,
Vertical Installations and Stormwater Management
Owner, Greensleeves Design
Tracey Williams, a landscape designer and horticulturist based in Louisville, has over 20 years experience in the horticulture industry. She specializes in rooftop, vertical, and balcony gardens featuring innovative watering systems and well-adapted plantings. Her projects include gardens at Waterfront Park Place, Brown-Forman, and St. Francis School. Her work has achieved platinum LEED certification and includes native plantings, a pollinator-encouraging green roof, water catchment and irrigation systems, and vertical gardens.
April 26 10a-2p
For Sponsor Information contact Todd Rounsaville at
Programs meet at the Visitor Center
unless otherwise noted.
Glories of the Garden Art Exhibit
February 17-March 9, M-F 8:30a-4:00p
Over 50 pieces of art inspired by nature featuring oils, watercolors, photography, metal and more. Open to the public during Visitor Center Hours M-F 8:30a-4:00p.
Spring Rose Care
February 25, 10 a.m.
Get tips on rose varieties and what to look for when buying roses. Learn about establishing a new rose garden and rose maintenance. Cost: $5/Friends $4
*Are You Interested in Building a Rain Garden?
February 27, 10 a.m.
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
*Greener Lawn Care
March 4, 10 a.m.
Gregg Munshaw is the Turfgrass Extension Specialist at UK. This seminar will cover specific management practices to assist homeowners with “greening” their lawns. Specific topics will include fertilizing, mowing, soil management, organics, etc. Free
Glories of the Garden Artists Reception
March 9 2p-4p-
Come meet this years artists and view the exhibit with over 50 pieces. Open to the general public. Free
Kentucky Children’s Garden Volunteer Orientation
March 22, 2-4 p.m.
Enjoy working outdoors with children? Join us to assist in leading field trips in the KCG. Explore the fun activities we offer during field trips and gain skills to help manage groups of children. Contact Emma:
email@example.com for information. Free
Small Fruit Crop Pruning
March 26, 5 p.m.
This demonstration for home fruit enthusiasts will cover pruning and fertilizing blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, and currants. Pruning and fertilizing are essential for maintaining plant health and vigor. Knowing where the flower buds are located on dormant wood is important in determining how to prune and to maximize the production of large, sweet berries. Cost: $5/Friends $4
Founders Lecture: Urban Greening Through Rooftop Gardens, Vertical Installations, and Stormwater Management
March 27, 7 p.m.
Tracey Williams, Owner of Greensleeves Design
At Gluck Equine Research Center. Cost $5/Friends Free
*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.
Meet at the Visitor Center
We plan to go on hikes, so please dress for the weather.
March 5 – Art at The Arboretum
Create natural artwork to display at the Glories of the Garden annual art exhibit. $3
March 12 – Lucky Clover
Learn about what plants need to grow, plant seeds to take home and nurture, and go on a hunt for lucky clover. $3
March 19 – Choo-Choo!
Check out the newest addition to the Kentucky Children’s Garden: the transportation garden with our model train! Make a recycled train car to take home. $3
March 26 – When the Wind Blows
Spring is time for windy weather. In this class we will make a kite to take home! $3
Junior Master Gardener Ages: 8+
Tuesdays & Thursdays in March, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 per student (includes handbook and t-shirt)
Do you have a child who enjoys getting messy? Have you ever considered that he or she might become a Junior Master Gardener? In this fun 4-week program, your child will learn about horticulture and land stewardship through hands-on experience and service learning projects. Let’s grow!