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Spring Fling & Arboretum Amble

Celebrate the beauty of springtime and all that nature has to offer at Union in northern Kentucky. Boone County Arboretum’s annual Spring Fling and Arboretum Amble will be held Saturday, May 15.

This year’s event will kick off with the Arboretum Amble race, a scenic 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk on paved trails, beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by the opening of the Spring Fling Exhibition tent at 10 a.m. with more than 40 exhibitors and six speakers.

Visitors can pick up plants for their springtime gardens or sit in on one of the many educational lectures. Topics range from composting to the state of our forests in northern Kentucky. You’ll have a chance to ask the experts your gardening questions, or bring a sample of your troubled plants and have them diagnosed for free. Family activities provided by Boone County Parks and Recreation will ensure that even the little ones have something to do at this year’s event.

In addition, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource’s Biodiversity Bus will be on hand for visitors to walk through and learn about Kentucky’s unique flora and fauna.

For information about the Arboretum Amble, you can contact the Friends of Boone County at (859) 384-3239, or download the registration form from the Web at www.bcarboretum.org/spring.asp. For more information about the Spring Fling, contact the Arboretum office at (859) 384-4999.

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