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.

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 Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center or on our Donate page.

Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center hours:

  • Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Kentucky Children's Garden is CLOSED for the season but 2019 Memberships are now available.  See you in 2019!

Check out our FAQs for more information!

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Current News and Daily Programming

Calendar of Classes and Events

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