Garden Affair

We have an exciting lineup of events for our Garden Affair. To kickoff the four days we will have an opening cocktail party with wonderful food, drinks, and company. We will feature various lectures the following days by many regional and international experts and garden enthusiasts. Workshops will be arranged throughout the event for both children and adults. 

Highlights include Thursday's 60's themed Flower Power cocktail party, best selling author Andrea Wulf's Friday night lecture, Saturday's lecture on Culinary Gardening from Sara Gasbarra of Verdura, and Sunday's tea sampling and lecture to celebrate Mother's Day. 

For any additional questions please contact the museum at 859-255-6653.


Thursday, May 10th, 2018

6:30 pm Flower Power Cocktail Party ($60 ticket/$50 members or under 35)

Friday, May 11th, 2018

11:00 am Dr. Tammy Horn Potter Lecture - Bee Inspired

1:00 pm Joanna Kirby Lecture - Saving the Monarch: How you can help

3:00 pm Allen Kingsland Lecture from Wild Birds Unlimited - Uncommon Birds of the Commonwealth

6:00 pm Andrea Wulf LectureThe Invention of Nature ($30 ticket)

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

11:00 am Annie Rouse Lecture - Founder of Anavii Market and President of Friend of Hemp

1:00 pm Sara Gasbarra Lecture The ABCs of Culinary Gardening: Creating a Home Garden with the Mindset of a Chef ($25 ticket)

3:00 pm Joseph Hillenmeyer LectureFive Gardens: Exploring Kentucky Gardens

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

11:00 am Dave Leonard Lecture  - Hidden Talents of Trees

1:00 pm Tea Sampling and Lecture by Danielle Montague from MonTea ($20 ticket) - Let's Talk Tea

2:30 pm Tom Kimmerer LectureLexington's Greatest Trees

*Vendor kiosks will be open Friday-Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

**Events are subject to change