The Arboretum

The Arboretum grounds are free and open daily from dawn to dusk.  Donations are always welcomed and appreciated. You can make a donation in the Visitor Center or in the painted metal tube with "donations" marked on it near the Visitor Center Kiosk or online by clicking here.

Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center

Tuesday-Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

The Kentucky Children's Garden (KCG)

April, May, Sep & Oct: Open Wednesday - Saturday | 10 AM - 5 PM
Must purchase admission in the Visitor Center by 4 PM

June, July & Aug: Open Wednesday - Saturday | 9 AM - 4 PM
Must purchase admission in the Visitor Center by 3:30 PM

Cost: $4.00 per person for everyone age 2 and above (children under 2 years old are free)

NOTE: The KCG is closed for the 2023 Season


CLICK HERE for more information about the Kentucky Children's Garden or if you also plan to bring a small group. 

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