Self-Guided Tours

Many visitors love to come and tour on their own.  We ask that if you are bringing a group of 10 or more on a self-guided tour you call ahead to ensure that we do not have a large group already scheduled.  This will ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.  Brochures containing a map are available inside the Visitor Center. P

Check out Arboretum Explorer for each of the following self-guided tours:

  • Walking Tour of Native Trees
  • Native Oaks of Kentucky
  • Native Shrubs of Kentucky
Docent-Led Tours

Docent tours are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, April - October. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. A fee of $3/person is payable at the time of the tour in the Visitor Center. Call 859-257-6955 to schedule your tour!

Guided walks through the Horticultual Display Gardens

Jesse Dahl, Arboretum Horticulturist, leads walks through the gardens on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Tours starts at the Visitor Center at 11:00 a.m. and last for one hour. Groups of five or more must pre-register by calling 859-257-6955. Cost is $3 per person. Those who have served as docents are encouraged to attend (free of charge) to increase their knowledge of the horticultural areas.