Welcome to the Wild Ones Southern Kentucky Chapter

The Wild Ones Southern Kentucky Chapter was chartered in March 2020 and serves Southern Kentucky (centered around the Bowling Green area) and the northern edge of Tennessee. We meet monthly for workshops, field trips, plant sales, gardening projects, and more. Our in-person meetings are typically held in the River Birch Room of Lost River Cave on the second Tuesday of each month. Check the event listings below for more information.

We would love to see you at our events, and we encourage you to join as a member. Come and get your hands dirty!

Connecting people and native plants for a healthy planet.

Upcoming Events

Member Garden Tour: A Young Wildlife Habitat

– Sponsor: Wild Ones Southern Kentucky
– When: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on Thu 11 Jul 2024 (US Central)
– Activity: In Person Garden Tour for General Public
– Cost: Free

Registration Link

About the Event

Join us outdoors and tour a local native garden during our July member meeting! We’ll socialize and enjoy light refreshments and drinks.

Guests will explore a habitat in process at the home of Wild Ones Southern Kentucky Chapter President, Katie Marquardt. In the two years since purchasing the home, Katie has added a rain garden and pollinator patches throughout the property.

The tour will provide examples of what just two years of native gardening can do to increase biodiversity on a property. And with a shaded front yard with mature native trees, and sunny backyard, guests can see how different plants thrive in different conditions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see the neighboring home of Wild Ones member Barbara DeGraves. Her property displays mature native gardens full of native perennials, shrubs, and trees. It’s a great opportunity to see the difference between native garden beds established 15+ years ago and more newly established ones.

Other highlights that might be of interest include composting, rain harvesting, and permaculture emphasizing companion planting. Katie and her family will be happy to answer any questions.

The garden tour is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The exact address of the member garden will be provided after registration is complete. Register here.

– Volunteers Wanted:

We welcome volunteers who would like to assist with parking or directing attendees. If you’d like to participate, please email us at [email protected].

– Contact: Katie Marquardt | Email [email protected]

– Location: This garden tour is located in South Warren County.
The exact address will be shared with registrants closer to the event.
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104

– Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Available

– Transportation: Free Parking


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