Summer is a bloomin’ good time to add some color to your home. Get those green thumbs ready to scroll, because we’ve picked a bouquet of four local plant shops + nurseries so you can grow your own garden along with us.
Michler’s offers shopping + landsacpe inspiration. | Photo by The LEXtoday Team
This five-generation family-owned nursery has everything from seeds for your own garden to custom floral designs. Stop byconnecting sister business, Kentucky Native Cafe, to escape the city in this forest oasis of lush greenery. 🪴
This Lexington staple has something for everyone, from perennials to pollinators. Check out its newest Outdoor Solutions division which includes maintenance + mowing services. Learn about various plant species when you head over to its Facebook page to catch Beau’s Pick of the Week. 🌻
Of course this isn’t every place to find a new plant in Lexington. Tell us where you get your best bushes + bouquets and we’ll add them to our site. We’re so excited to see what else is out there — we might just wet our plants.
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Classic Film of the Month | Tues., June 28 | 2-4 p.m. | Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way | Free | Catch the screening + discussion of the movie “His Girl Friday.” 📽️
Magical Plants Lesson | Wed., June 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Dixie Park, 1850 Eastland Parkway | Free | Take your kiddo to make their own nature wand for an interactive lesson through the park. 🪄
Wolfpen Branch | Thurs., June 30 | 7 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. | Free | Enjoy a night of Southland Jamboree at this free summer concert series. 🎶
Lauren Mink and Dale Adams | Fri., July 1 | 5-8 p.m. | Harkness Edwards Vineyards, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester | Sit, sip + enjoy a picnic dinner to great live music. 🍷
ONA Five Year Anniversary | Sat., July 2 | 5 p.m.-1 a.m. | ONA, 108 Church St. | Free, price of purchase | Delicious food and craft cocktails paired with good music to celebrate this downtown bar’s five year anniversary. 🍸
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Hey, LEX — Molly here. 👋 I’ve been a Peloton addict for over a year now, but one thing I’ve been missing is the community feelthat comes with working out in person. Now that we’re in the season of summer dresses + shoulders showing, I was thrilled to have my first personal training experience at LiveWELL Training Club.
The small-group setting allowed each athlete to work at their own pace. | Photo by the LEXtoday team
What we tried (with pricing):
Co-owner and trainer Keaton Jones ledmy semi-private training session. I had a customized workout made especially for me based on my goals + current fitness level. The specialized plan can be scheduled at your leisure, with plans ranging from one training session per week at $160 per month to four training sessions per week (that’s 16 per month) for $420.
Bonus: There are no sign-up, freeze, or cancellation fees + no minimum commitment.
I’m a yogi, so lifting weights is not exactly my strong suit. And honestly, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about pumping some iron with some strangers. But I was in great hands and company — I couldn’t have felt more welcome and supported at LiveWELL.*
The R.J. Corman Railroad company will see improvements thanks to a new $12 million project, over half of which is being funded by a federal grant. Switch replacements, rehabilitated track, and the paving of traffic areas will help more industries bring material into the city. 🚂 (WEKU)
Bluegrass Greensource is hosting the Second Annual KY RiverFest on Sun., July 10 from 9–12 p.m. on the Kentucky River next to Proud Mary’s BBQ, 9079 Old Richmond Rd. Citizens are invited to test out different paddle crafts + learn about different outdoor and environmental organizations in the area. 🛶
Eckert’s Orchard announced that both blackberries + peaches are in season and available for picking. A field access pass is required for anyone two-years of age or older and you can snag that here. The farm is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and is located at 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles.
Lexington’s Division of Water Quality is inviting local businesses, nonprofits + schools to apply for grants if they have stormwater project ideas — stream restoration, rain gardens, constructed wetlands, etc. Any organization or business that pays the Water Quality Management Fee in Fayette County is eligible to apply.
The Beaumont Inn, a 100+ year old family-owned restaurant in Harrodsburg, has been sold — but it will remain in the family. A cousin of the family has officially taken over ownership of the hotel and restaurant, and plans to make updates while keeping the award-winning dining menu the same. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Skip the meal hassle with Sunbasket, a meal kit delivery service that makes healthy eating beyond easy. Sunbasket offers 10 different meal plans that work for those with dietary preferences and specific restrictions (think: paleo, gluten-free, veg, diabetes-friendly + more). Bonus: Sign up for $100 off your first four deliveries. 🫑 *
Transylvania University is hosting the Second Annual Transy Women’s 9-Hole Golf Classic on Tues., Aug. 9 at Keene Trace Golf Club, 5600 Harrodsburg Rd., Nicholasville. Registration is now open for this four-woman golf scramble that serves to benefit student-athletes. Enjoy breakfast, raffles + meet Transy coaches at this fun event. ⛳️ (1780)
$125 million. That’s how much the Jif peanut butter recall could cost parent company J.M. Smucker. In May, 50 different peanut butter products were recalled due to a salmonella outbreak and the Lexington-based Jif plant was where most of those products were made. 🥜 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
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A local baker is getting creative with her to-go orders. Introducing — Cake Jars. Every weekend, Cakes by Coco will be offering 8-oz. cake jars forporch pickup. These would make great additions to any Fourth of July event + they can be stored in coolers or chilled until ready to eat. Send an email to place your weekend orders today.
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