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Thursday May 3

Wild Ones is having their Native Plant Exchange on May 3 at St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church. Items to be exchanged can be seeds, perennials, grasses and sedges, shrubs, trees or vines. The plants must be native to the Eastern United States.

 

Saturday May 5

Join the Friends of the Arboretum on May 5 for the Spring Plant Exchange at 9 am.

 

Thursday May 10

Headley-Whitney Museum of Art hosts its annual “Garden Affair.” It begins with a preview party on Thursday night and runs through the weekend with lectures, vendors, food trucks, workshops and children’s activities.

 

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens has returned to his Kentucky roots, and invites the Bourbon Women Association to an exclusive bourbon-in-the-garden-party at his historic Lexington home, Botherum, on May 10. Carloftis, is one of America’s pioneers in rooftop and small-space gardening. Over the last 25 years, he has designed gardens and outdoor spaces that have been featured in Garden & Gun, Sophisticated Living, Southern Living, and In Style magazines.

 

Saturday May 12

On May 12, the Down to Earth Garden Club holds a community benefit plant sale from 9 am to noon at Woodland Christian Church.

 

GO Local 2018 is an annual community service blitz led by Crossroads. People from the community partner with local non-profit organizations and other churches to serve them through projects such as painting, gardening, landscaping, construction, and more. Pick your project and make plans for your entire family for a fun, high-energy weekend on May 12-13.

 

Bees in your Backyard Workshop, 10 am, Gardenside Park. Join Kentucky State Apiarist, Tammy Horn for this family-friendly workshop.

 

Bluegrass Iris Society hosts its Annual Iris Show on May 12 from 1 to 4 pm at the Lexington Green Mall. This year’s theme is “Pretty as a Picture.”

 

Kentucky Children’s Garden at the Arboretum hosts “Beginning to Garden” on May 12. Go on a short tour of the Home Demonstration Garden, create a fairy garden, then plant seeds to grow. An event for the Lexington Family Nature Club.

 

Saturday May 19

Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour is May 19-20.

 

Friday May 25

Vintage Market Days of Lexington will be at the Kentucky Horse Park May 25-27. Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and more.

Vintage Market Days of Lexington will be at the Kentucky Horse Park May 25-27. Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and more.

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