Our History and Future

The Arboretum began in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

In March 2000, The Arboretum was named the “Official State Botanical Garden for the Commonwealth of Kentucky”.

Strategic Plan Information

Arboretum 2015-2016 Year in Review Web Version

Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018
Strategic Plan Supplement 2013-2018

Long-Range Planning and Needs

Long-range plans include continued development of the Walk Across Kentucky and development of the Kentucky Children’s Garden.

This growth will occur as funds are available. If you are interested in participating in the future of The Arboretum, please contact Molly Davis at molly.davis1@uky.edu.

The Arboretum