Wild Ones Lexington Chapter

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Native Plant Exchange & Raffle

Thursday May 2, 2024

5:45 pm social time and viewing of the plants

6:15 pm exchange begins

St. Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Dr.

Small participation fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Cash or checks only

We will have our annual exchange of native plants on May 2nd in the church parking lot.  There will also be a raffle for garden and nature-related items.

Items to be exchanged can be seeds, perennials, grasses and sedges, shrubs, trees or vines.  Plants brought for exchange must be native to the Eastern United States.  Cultivars of a native plant are acceptable.  Plants should be potted if dug up several weeks before the exchange. If they are dug on the day of the exchange, their roots can be kept moist in wet newspaper surrounded by a plastic bag. Each plant must be labeled.  All participants get to choose several plants to take home.

Early drop off will be in a marked area in the upper parking lot starting Wednesday, May 1st.

Participants who have no plants to offer can contribute a beverage or something to eat. This event is also a party and an opportunity to meet fellow gardeners. Participants may want to bring some food, wine or beer to share.

We charge a small fee for participating in the plant exchange since this is our only fundraiser. Wild Ones Members pay $5, non-members pay $8. Cash and checks only.



Attention Wild Ones Members!

Wild Ones is sponsoring two grants this year.  Applications are due April 24, 2024.  Download the application below to apply.

Wild Ones 2024 Grant Application



Volunteer Work at Hisle Park

Monday afternoons, 2-4 pm
Meet in the parking lot in front of the barn

We are a group of Wild Ones members and others who meet regularly during the fall, winter and spring to remove invasives, plant some select shrubs and flowers, and spread locally appropriate seed. We observe and discuss the results of our work and learn about natural restoration in the Bluegrass. Wild Ones board member Beate Popkin leads this work.

We welcome new members to our group as well as occasional helpers. If you come, bring clippers, loppers and a small handsaw, but we have tools to share as well.  If you are interested in our work, you can text Wild Ones board member Beate Popkin at 859-619-9202.


The woodland around a pond that our group cleared of bush honeysuckle


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