Home and garden events July 8 and beyond

By Bernheim


Source: Courier-Journal

Children in the Dell. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Aug. 26. The classes gives children ages 5-12 a chance to spend some time in the garden. Topics include planting and growing veggies, nature-inspired scavenger hunts and more. Parents must stay on the grounds and are invited to participate in the day’s activities. Preregistration encouraged, drop-ins welcome as space allows. Free with regular admission. www.yewdellgardens.org.

Youth Master Gardener Program is holding sign-ups for a Youth Master Gardener class for those who have completed the second grade to age 12. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays through July 17, Georgetown Optimist Club, 8260 State Road 64, Georgetown, Indiana. $25. For more information, Mary Ann, 812-282-9798.

10+ Things to Make Your Yard Pollinator-Friendly. Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8. Speaker: Lesa Smith, a Master Gardener with the Sunnyside Master Gardener Association of Southern Indiana. Free. For more information or to pre-register, jefflibrary.org; 812-285-5635.

SONIC Bernheim: Thunder Moon. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Site-specific lecture, performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature. Speaker: David George Haskell, professor of biology at The University of the South and author of The Songs of Trees. Bring a blanket or chair, flashlight and picnic. $10, $5 Bernheim members.

Rain Barrel Workshop. Hillview Government Center, 283 Crestwood Lane, 6 p.m. July 11. Learn how to make a rain barrel for home use. $20 (includes supplies). Reservations: Bullitt County Extension Service, 502-543-2257.

Second Summer Saunter Thursday. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 6 p.m. July 13. Informative plant focused walk. Topic: The Arboretum. Free with regular admission. 502-241-4788.

Homearama Poplar Woods. Oldham County, July 15- July 30 (5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday). Nine custom-built homes fully furnished, decorated, landscaped and featuring the latest in building trends, technology and interior design. Visitors can tour the homes and meet the local builders, interior designers, and suppliers of the variety of home products featured. Tickets are sold on site at the Homearama entrance tent. $10, $15 for a two-day pass; free for ages 12 and younger. For more information, Homearama.com.

Fourth Fairy Fun Thursday. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 6 p.m. July 27. Hands-on opportunity to get acquainted with fairy garden life and its creatures. Free with regular admission. 502-241-4788.

Smart Gardens Landscapes: Planting the Fall Garden. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, 10 a.m.-noon July 15. $12, $10 Bernheim members. 502-955-8512. www.bernheim.org.

Bernheim Laser Guided Star Tour: Explore the Heavens. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, July 15. Learn how to extend the life of an edible landscape by planting cool-season crops. Discover vegetables that thrive in the fall and winter months. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. July 14. $15, $10 Bernheim members. 502-955-8512. www.bernheim.org.


The Riverside Garden Club meeting. Visitor Center, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8.


Gardening at the Shively Library. Louisville Free Public Library, Shively Branch, 3920 Dixie Highway, 9 a.m. July 17. Learn gardening tips and tricks working in raised beds. Topic: how to identify beneficial critters, how to garden without weed and how to get rid of garden pets naturally. Free. 502-574-1730.

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