Photography Policy & Contract

We encourage visitors to take casual photographs for their own personal use. A permit is necessary for all photo shoots. Read the policy and fill out the contract to obtain a permit.

View Policy     Download Contract (PDF)

Videography Use Agreement

Read the policy and fill out the agreement for the use of The Arboretum for a commercial videography session.

Download Policy & Use Agreement (PDF)

Wedding Use Agreement

Complete the reservation request form and use agreement for a wedding ceremony at The Arboretum.

Download Policy & Use Agreement (PDF)

Make a Donation

Gifts can be made for: Greatest Need, Visitor Center Expansion, Kentucky Children’s Garden, Horticulture Plant Collection, or Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection.

Download Mail-In Donation Form (PDF)

Research Proposals

A permit is required for research projects conducted at The Arboretum. Fill out the form with your proposal for a permit. 

Download Proposal Form (PDF)

Visiting Groups & Classes

Fill out the form to express interest in a class or group visiting the grounds of The Arboretum.

Download Visiting Groups & Classes Form (PDF)

Outreach Requests

We strive to fulfill requests from organizations and groups. Please complete the survey at least six weeks in advance of your requested event date. 

Complete Survey

Photo Consent

Grant permission to UK to interview, photograph or videotape you and to use the information or images in educational and promotional activities.

Download Consent Form (PDF)

Kentucky Children's Garden Season Membership

Kentucky Children's Garden 2024 Season Membership allows up to five people to visit each day we are open. Season membership costs $130. 

Download Membership Form (PDF)

Kentucky Children's Garden Small Group Requests

Small groups are welcome to come to the KCG during normal hours as a self-guided group. A form must be approved in advance to reserve a date.

Download Small Group Request Form (PDF)

Volunteer Agreement

Our staff appreciates the time you spend to help us to maintain and promote this community resource for public education and enjoyment. Apply to be a volunteer.

Download Volunteer Form (PDF)

One-Time Volunteer Waiver

A one-time volunteer waiver is best for student volunteer work, events, and Scout projects. We appreciate your willingness to help at The Arboretum.

Download Volunteer Form (PDF)

Contact Information

Molly Davis

500 Alumni Drive Lexington, KY 40503

+1 (859) 257-6955