Fall Events at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens [Parenting & Family]

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Having lived on the surface of the sun in New Orleans for the past six years, I haven’t really experienced Fall in a while.  I’m looking forward to seeing those bright colors and crunching through dry leaves with my son.  With the panoramic woodland views and beautiful gardens, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to take in all that seasonal beauty.

 The Gardens are located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood and are currently open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 12 to 4 pm.  Individual and family memberships are available or you can pay per visit.  Non-member tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors.  Children under 12 and active military can visit for free.

This fall, in addition their daily openings, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is offering the following activities for you, your family and even your dog!

 

Shrub and Tree Transplanting Workshop
Tonight (Wednesday, September 26)
6-8 pm
$25 members/ $35 non-members
Get down and dirty while learning how to properly move your larger plants.

 

Hounds on the Grounds
Every Sunday in September and October
12-4 pm
Free for members or included in regular admission.
Bring your dog to enjoy the sights (and smells) of fall in the Gardens. Dogs must be on leashes.

 

Twilight in the Garden and Yew Dell’s 10th Anniversary Party
Friday, October 5
6:30 pm
$200
Celebrate Yew Dell’s 10th birthday with dinner, silent and live auctions and other birthday excitement.

 

Dividing Perennials Workshop
Tuesday, October 16
6-7:30 pm
$25 members/ $35 non-members
Learn how to divide perennials, and take a few home!

 

Boo-Dell at Yew Dell
Saturday, October 27
11 am- 2 pm
Enjoy trick or treating, food and drinks, children’s activities, a scavenger hunt, face painting and a performance by Mr. Magic.

Photo: Courtesy Yew Dell Botanical Gardens