The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving November 25 and 26.

SUPPORT THE ARBORETUM!

With your generous support, we offer educational programming, conserve Kentucky's native ecosystems, feature horticultural gardens and displays, and serve as a destination for those in our community and beyond to enjoy. 
Arboretum Friends are everyone who contributes to The Arboretum. With your gift of $50 or more during the current fiscal year, you will receive an Arboretum Friends benefits card (good for 12 months) which unlocks discounts in Lexington garden centers and nurseries, and at other public gardens across the U.S.!

Your gift to any of three Arboretum funds can be completed online

Choose from:

 All gifts are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

VISITOR INFORMATION

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VISITOR CENTER AND RESTROOMS per UK COVID 19 Policy
  • Arboretum grounds and outdoor restrooms are open daily dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. 
  • The Kentucky Children's Garden has closed for the 2021 season. Come see us in the spring! Click here for more detailed KCG information 
  • If you are a UK-sponsored group who wants to use our space, you must submit a request at least 2 weeks in advance to UK Event Managment Services
    https://meetatbigblue.uky.edu/
  • If you want to use the grounds for a class or group visit, complete and return our class/visiting group form

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If you would like to receive our monthly email updates, send an email indicating so to arboretum@uky.edu.