Eastern White Pine

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.

Programming and Events

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Visit Us!

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

Please note that the paved path through the Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection is not plowed or salted. The path and various bridges on the grounds can be slippery in wet and/or icy conditions. Please take all necessary precautions for your safety!

The parking lot and sidewalks to the Visitor Center are often cleared on a delayed schedule during inclement weather. Please use caution if you visit.

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 Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center or on our Donate page.

Dorotha Smith 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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