big bug1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/5/13) - Western Kentucky Botanical Garden staff and volunteers started setting up today for David Roger's Big Bugs Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibit will include 11 sculptures representing nine different bugs.

Susie Tyler, who helps oversee the facility, told SurfKY News this is only the second time Kentucky has hosted this exhibition. According to Tyler, the first exhibition was held in 2008.

"We had about 13,000 people visit then," Tyler said, noting she expects to see a similar sized crowd this fall.

The show will open on Thursday, Sept. 12, but a Walk & Talk Lunch with host David Rogers is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. Reservations are required for those who wish to attend this event.

Various other events, including a VW Beetle Cruise In, a two-day Scarecrow Festival, and the 2012 Grammy nominated WannaBeatles, are also scheduled to make an appearance.

big bug2

On Sunday, Oct. 6., the garden will host an open to the public and free of charge tour of the sculptures.

The Membership picnic is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 2 p.m.

A complete look at the scheduled events includes:

Sept. 5 (Thursday) - Start Installation
Sept. 10 (Tuesday) – Walk & Talk & Lunch with David Rogers 11:30
Sept. 12 (Thursday) - Show opens
Sept. 15 (Sunday) – Cruise In
Sept. 20 and 21 (Friday – Saturday) – Scarecrow Festival
Sept. 29 (Sunday) - WannaBeatles
Oct. 6 (Sunday) – Independence Day
Oct. 7 Week – Fall Break
Oct. 20 (Sunday) - Membership Picnic

big bug3

David Rogers’ Big Bugs Sculpture Exhibition will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 30. The Botanical Garden is currently open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 25 Carter Rd.

For more information, visit http://www.wkbg.org/ or http://www.big-bugs.com/
 
Evan Gorman
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Evan Gorman

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Lady Colonels Fall to Union County in Title Game

DIXON, Ky. (5/21/15) — Union County's Anasia Fletcher delivered a bases-loaded, two-run single to push the Bravettes… Read More

HPD Seeking Information for Alleged Criminal Mischief Incident

Henderson, Ky. (5/21/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Monday, May 18, 2015 at approximately… Read More
1 DOW 18,269.62
-16.12 (-0.09%)    
2 S&P 2,129.64
-1.18 (-0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,099.58
+8.79 (0.17%)    

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10085

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5165

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4934

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3634

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3592

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10085

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9535

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2590

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 710

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 616

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 546

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 489

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 21, 2015 437

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 405

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin