Kentucky Children's Garden

Spring is for the Birds! Birdhouse and Birdfeeder Exhibit

Spring at The Arboretum

Mississippi Embayment

Fall in The Arboretum

Flight 5191 Memorial

Visit Us!

We are located at 500 Alumni Dr. Lexington, KY 40503.

  • The Arboretum grounds are open daily dawn until dusk for exploring.
  • The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission to the grounds is free
  • The Kentucky Children's Garden is now open for 2018! Visit our page for the KCG to learn more.
  • Contributions may be deposited in the donation tube outside the Visitor Center
  • Check out our FAQs for more information!

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Important Information

  • 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.