The Arboretum relies on the generous support of volunteers, donors and everyone who values this special place in the heart of UK and Lexington, Kentucky. Your support enables The Arboretum staff to care for and improve our plant collections, provide educational programming for all ages, and to plan for the future. 

Arboretum Friends are everyone who contributes to The Arboretum. With your gift of $50 or more during the current fiscal year, you will receive a 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:

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Our brochure outlines how to make a gift in memory or in honor of a special person in your life. 
The brochure also describes our three Tree Tribute options to honor or memorialize a loved one. 


Tree Tribute Program

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The Arboretum has four additional fund options:

  • Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection
  • Horticulture Plant Collection
  • Visitor Center Expansion
  • Kentucky Children's Garden
  • Greatest Need

If you would like to donate to one of these areas, please fill out this form and return to:

Molly Davis, Director
500 Alumni Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

Please note that our memorial bench program was stopped in 2013. We regret that we are not able to offer this option for your loved ones or special celebrations.

Thank you for your gift to The Arboretum, it truly makes a difference!