The golden leaves of the yellowwood

Tatarian aster in the Home Demonstration Garden

Tulip poplar against the sky

Black maple and the Shawnee Hills Meadow

Ripe purple beautyberry

Leatherleaf mahonia

Important Information

  • We apologize if anyone had issues with our Visitor Survey.  The link to the survey is again available. Thank you!

  • A photography permit is necessary for all commercial landscape and portrait photography, including wedding, family, engagement, graduation, prom, senior photos, etc.

  • Organized events at The Arboretum are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director.

Programming and Events

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Visit Us!

The Arboretum is a public garden, open daily from dawn to dusk, year round.

While there is no admission charge, donations are critically important to our operations and are gratefully accepted! You can find out more about donation options inside the Oatts Visitor Center or on our Donate page.

The Kentucky Children's Garden is
CLOSED for 2019.
We hope to see you in 2020!

Oatts Visitor Center hours of operation:

  • Weekdays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Check out our FAQs for more information!

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