Two different friends have each, on multiple occasions over the last few weeks, mentioned Yew Dell Gardens to B and I. They’ve told us that we need to visit soon. In particular they’ve said I need to get there before August 1 because that’s when the Garden Sculpture Show ends. You see I dug up all the bushes in front of my house and I need at least one garden sculpture to semi-camouflage the gas meter. And I also I just like sculpture.
One of these friends also recommended that we just skip out on work on say a Thursday, take a picnic basket with some good wine and cheese with us and just enjoy the beauty of the gardens, good food and each other’s company. What can I tell you? He’s a romantic. If this heat wave breaks anytime soon I think we’ll follow his suggestion. I want to check out the place, B will absolutely swoon over the gardens and wine and cheese is usually a pretty good idea. All that is secondary to what I’m supposed to be telling you about which is the Hummingbird Festival at Yew Dell Gardens next month.
Held at the height of the hummingbird migration through Crestwood, the Hummingbird Festival promises something for the entire family. Watch as experts catch, band and release hummingbirds. Kids will have the chance to get up close and personal with these speedy creatures, even being able to hold these tiny birds in their hands. Other kid-friendly activities include tales from a local storyteller, bird-themed crafts, and kite-flying in the Yew Dell meadow (so don’t forget to bring your own!). Parents can learn the tricks of attracting hummingbirds to gardens and feeders, and they’ll even be able to take home a new feeder and some hummingbird-attracting plants for their own gardens. We’ll also offer special tours of the gardens for the entire family, and for any shutterbugs, nationally-renowned photographer Russ Thompson will offer tips and advice on how to capture the perfect snapshot.
Saturday August 28, 2010
3PM-6PM from 3-6PM
Festival is free with entrance to the gardens which is $7 for adults, free for kids under 12
Yew Dell Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
Only slightly off topic: We have the world’s best hummingbird feeder in our backyard
Also remind me to tell you about the kite flying disaster B and I had in Cherokee Park once.