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Visit Us!

  • The Arboretum is open daily dawn until dusk for exploring.
  • The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Admission to the grounds is free
  • Contributions may be deposited in the donation tube outside the Visitor Center
  • Check out our FAQs for more information!

500 Alumni Dr. Lexington, KY 40503

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It's that time of year again and we are now accepting Glories of the Garden Entries.  Please click here for more information.  2018_rules.pdf 

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Important Information

  • It is against Arboretum policy to host organized walks and runs due to the narrow width of our walking trail and the potential damage to our plant collections. We suggest you contact Coldstream Park, Masterson Station Park, Keeneland or the Kentucky Horse Park for your event needs.
  • A permit is necessary for all commercial landscape and portrait photography, including wedding, family, engagement, graduation, prom, senior photos, etc.