Monarch caterpillar (photo by Betty Hall)

Common Milkweed (photo by Betty Hall)

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!

We are located at 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. The Arboretum grounds are open daily dawn until dusk for exploring.

Kentucky Children's Garden is CLOSED for the season.  See you in 2019!

Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center hours:

  • Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission to the grounds is free. Contributions may be deposited in the donation tube outside the Visitor Center.

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