Mississippi Embayment

Vegetable Gardening


The Arboretum began in 1991 and proudly exhibits 100 acres of year-round color and plants. Come visit and feel your stresses melt away among the marvelous sights and sounds of our gardens. Once here, you will feel as though you have escaped to a paradise. Our gardens are a delightful surprise to visitors from around the world and our own city. Guests of all ages enjoy immersive activities for the entire family.

The Arboretum was created in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

The Mission of the Arboretum is to showcase Kentucky landscapes and serve as a resource center for environmental and horticultural education, research and conservation.