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 US!

Your gift to any of three Arboretum funds can be completed online

Choose from:


The Arboretum’s Tribute Program offers ways for you to celebrate and honor important people and events. Our policy and pricing are currently being reviewed by UK Philanthropy. Please check back for further updates!


The Arboretum has four additional fund options:

  • Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection
  • Horticulture Gardens & 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

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