Kentucky Children's Garden

Kentucky Children's Garden

Kentucky Children's Garden

About the Garden

The Kentucky Children’s Garden (KCG) is a 2-acre garden designed to share the joy and wonder of nature and plants. It is best suited for children ages 2 to 6 and their families.

Kentucky Children's Garden logo with a tree branch, birds, and bugsThe garden’s features include child-sized representations of Kentucky’s landscapes (natural and man-made, past and present) as well as themed gardens including butterfly, vegetable and transportation gardens.

Connecting children to nature while they are young helps build essential skills and attitudes. Studies show that early nature connection can influence enthusiasm and respect toward nature throughout a lifetime.

Additionally, nature play encourages healthy child development in many areas including social, emotional and physical. Not to mention, it’s fun!


Want to help sustain daily operations and grow the Kentucky Children's Garden? There are two ways to help!

Direct monetary donation inquiries to Molly Davis, Arboretum Director.

If you would like to make a gift in kind, we would love to discuss our specific resource needs with you!

Contact Information

Molly Davis

500 Alumni Drive Lexington, KY 40503

+1 (859) 257-6955