All Scheduled Events

Note: Some recurring events have their own pages, including Wednesday Walks, Dogwood Dash, Home Run For Trees, Field Trips, and Personal Tours. The Arboretum is also the site of several Boone County Extension Horticulture Events.

All classes and events held at the Boone County Arboretum, unless noted otherwise on the event detail page.

All "public" events are always shown. Checking a box here adds those meetings or events (if any are scheduled) into the list displayed below.

February 2018

Network Professionals Lunch Meeting
02/22/2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Network Professionals lunch meetings are to encourage business and other professionals to engage in the FBCA organization to build a stronger relationship between the Arboretum and the community.
Registration required, register now.

March 2018

Tree Selection and Care
03/14/2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to choose the best trees from the nursery and techniques for their care so that your trees live long, healthy & happy lives!
Registration required, register now.

Spring Tea
03/22/2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
This annual fundraiser includes a delightful speaker, delicious food, table service, and a fantastic silent auction surrounded by an elegant ambiance.
Registration required, register now.

Friends General Meeting
03/26/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
General FBCA meetings are to update new members and interested volunteers on the current happenings of the FBCA!

April 2018

Dig in the Dirt
04/03/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
04/10/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
04/17/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Spring Blooms at the Arboretum
04/17/2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a guided tour of the Arboretum’s stunning spring blooms and learn which trees & shrubs would be best for your landscape. Shelter #2
Registration required, register now.

Arbor Day at the Arboretum
04/21/2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Join us to celebrate Arbor Day at the Arboretum. Give back to the community by working in the gardens at the Arboretum, followed by guided tours, kid’s crafts, and free tree seedling giveaways.

Dig in the Dirt
04/24/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dogwood Dash
04/28/2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Annual 5K at the Arboretum. Registration now open! Visit event page for details and registration.

May 2018

Dig in the Dirt
05/01/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
05/08/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
05/15/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Spring Plant Sale
05/19/2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fill your landscape for a good cause! Don’t miss unbeatable deals on perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and more at our annual Arboretum Plant Sale!

Friends General Meeting
05/21/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
General FBCA meetings are to update new members and interested volunteers on the current happenings of the FBCA!

Dig in the Dirt
05/22/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
05/29/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Tree Selection for Utility Lines
05/31/2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Visit our Owen Electric Utility Line Demonstration to learn which trees and shrubs can be planted under and around power lines and still add beauty to the landscape. Meet at Kiosk by baseball field 6.
Registration required, register now.

June 2018

Dig in the Dirt
06/05/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
06/12/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
06/19/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Story Time at the Arboretum
06/20/2018 10:00am - 11:00am
We’ll read stories and make a craft to take home. Bring a blanket to sit on. Ages 2 to 5 are welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required, register now.

Hydrangeas
06/21/2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about different varieties of hydrangeas and how to incorporate them into the landscape.
Registration required, register now.

Friends General Meeting
06/25/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
General FBCA meetings are to update new members and interested volunteers on the current happenings of the FBCA!

Dig in the Dirt
06/26/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

July 2018

Dig in the Dirt
07/03/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
07/10/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
07/17/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Story Time at the Arboretum
07/18/2018 10:00am - 11:00am
We’ll read stories and make a craft to take home. Bring a blanket to sit on. Ages 2 to 5 are welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required, register now.

Dig in the Dirt
07/24/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Butterfly Habitat
07/25/2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn how to create the best habitat for butterflies and how to identify them. Enjoy a tour of the Arboretum’s Butterfly Garden.
Registration required, register now.

Dig in the Dirt
07/31/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

August 2018

Dig in the Dirt
08/07/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

All-American Selection Tour
08/09/2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Tour our All American Selection gardens to learn the best upcoming annuals, perennials, and vegetables.
Registration required, register now.

Dig in the Dirt
08/14/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Story Time at the Arboretum
08/15/2018 10:00am - 11:00am
We’ll read stories and make a craft to take home. Bring a blanket to sit on. Ages 2 to 5 are welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required, register now.

Dig in the Dirt
08/21/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Friends General Meeting
08/27/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
General FBCA meetings are to update new members and interested volunteers on the current happenings of the FBCA!

Dig in the Dirt
08/28/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

September 2018

Dig in the Dirt
09/04/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
09/11/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
09/18/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Friends General Meeting
09/24/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
General FBCA meetings are to update new members and interested volunteers on the current happenings of the FBCA!

Dig in the Dirt
09/25/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

October 2018

Dig in the Dirt
10/02/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
10/09/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
10/16/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Dig in the Dirt
10/23/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

Fall Tree Walk
10/23/2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a guided tour of beautiful fall color and learn which trees and shrubs give the best seasonal color.
Registration required, register now.

Dig in the Dirt
10/30/2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Work Day - Lunch Included!

November 2018

Evergreen Selection
11/14/2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bundle up and enjoy this guided tour of the Arboretum’s best evergreens. Learn how to utilize and select evergreens for your landscape
Registration required, register now.

Network Professionals Lunch Meeting
11/15/2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Network Professionals lunch meetings are to encourage business and other professionals to engage in the FBCA organization to build a stronger relationship between the Arboretum and the community.
Registration required, register now.

December 2018

Friends General Meeting
12/10/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
General FBCA meetings are to update new members and interested volunteers on the current happenings of the FBCA!