Thanks to everyone who attended
our 3rd Annual Arboretum Volunteer Appreciation Brunch!

 Award WinnersLeft to Right and Top to Bottom

Kentucky Children’s Garden Award Winners,
Joan Haas, Jerry Goerz, Dawn Bazner, Nancy McNally
Pictured with Dawn Bailey, Education Coordinator

Walk Across Kentucky Award Winner, Larry Leach
Pictured with Emily Ellingson, Curator

Vegetable Garden Award Winner, Susan Spires
Pictured with Sky Hale, Arboretum Staff

Adopt a Plot Award Winner
Susan and Darryl Keltz

Dawn Bazner, Dabney Parker, Nancy McNally,
Zinnah Caluag and Jessica Nicholson
 2019 Friends of The Arboretum, Executive Committee (Board Officers)


Our March 28, 2020 Annual Volunteer Open House has been postponed until further notice. 

When we are able to hold our Open House, you will:

  • Learn from Arboretum staff about all of our 2020 volunteer opportunities
  • Sign up for the areas that interest you
  • Read (and retain) our Volunteer Agreement (available at the link below)
  • Complete a Volunteer Waiver/Emergency Contact form (available at the link below)

New and returning volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to attend our Annual Opeh House. New volunteers are required to attend either the Open House or one of our monthly Volunteer Opportunities Updates. Those updates will take place on:

  • April 25 (12:30 to 1 pm) SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION - PLEASE CHECK BACK!
  • May 9 (9:30 to 10 am) SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION - PLEASE CHECK BACK!
  • June 13 (12:30 to 1 pm)
  • July 18 (9:30 to 10 am)

All volunteers (new and returning) must read and retain our Volunteer Agreement Form each calendar year AND complete a Volunteer Waiver and Emergency Contact Form. Both are available here:

If you have questions about this information, please contact us at Arboretum@uky.edu.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours to help The Arboretum. Volunteers help staff in many ways and in many areas including the Rose Garden, Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection and the Kentucky Children's Garden.

If you have questions, please contact Annette Evans, Volunteer Services, at (859) 257-6955 or send an email to our general Arboretum email address: Arboretum@uky.edu

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