Home and Garden News and Events — May 2019

Home and Garden News and Events — May 2019

Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show

Compost Carpool

National Composting Awareness Week is May 5 through May 11. To recognize this particular week, Seedleaf is publicizing its work in collecting food scraps from 35 Lexington restaurants and households to turn into compost. This is a new service for homeowners who want to reduce food waste going into landfills. Seedleaf services can pick up food waste once or twice a month, depending on the amount.

2019 Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show


May 1

Home Buyers EXPO at Fayette Mall begins Wednesday, May 1 and last until May 5.

May 4

The Arboretum hosts Salad Container Garden on Saturday, May 4 at 1 pm. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of container gardening and plant and take home your own salad garden.


How do you feel about Accessory Dwelling Units (granny flats? Mother-in-law cottages?) Discuss.  2 pm, Lexington Senior Center.

Join Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design every Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the Potting Shed to learn and discuss all things plants, gardens, and food from local experts.

May 11

The Down to Earth Garden Club will host their annual plant sale community fundraiser at Woodland Christian Church on Saturday, May 11 at 9 am.

The Arboretum hosts a spring plant exchange where garden enthusiasts can exchange plants, blubs, pots, and accessories Saturday, May 11 at 9 am.

Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show is May 11 and 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Shop vintage farm tables, mismatched chairs, baskets, planters, rugs, artwork, and vintage accessories.

All about Iris? The Bluegrass Iris Society will host their annual show with info about iris care and culture at Lexington Green Mall, Saturday, May 11 at 1 pm.

May 15

Enjoy a Kentucky Children’s Garden Tour at The Arboretum on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm.

May 18

Come build your own small raised bed and learn the basics of vegetable gardening in a raised bed with Bluegrass Greensource on Saturday, May 18 at 10 am.

Enjoy a day at The Kentucky Children’s Garden in the Arboretum with the family for Addie’s Day, in honor of Adelaide Kennedy McReynolds on Saturday, May 18 at 10 am.

May 22

Seedleaf and Good Foods Co-op partner to present Compost 101 to share information on how to take care of home composting. Class is Wednesday, May 22 at 6 pm, at Good Foods on Southland.

June 2

Save the Date now for the Kenwick Bungalow Tour — offering a Behind the Scenes glimpse into one of Lexington’s most charming neighborhoods, and a quick study in architecture.

This article also appears on page 17 of the May 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.

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