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 or to make an in-kind donation view our wishlist.

Welcome to the children's garden!

The Kentucky Children's Garden remains CLOSED.

Kentucky Children's Garden 2020 Memberships NOT Available at this time. Please hold off on sending in your renewal or purchasing till we have a better understanding of when we are going to be able to open for you.  Thank you for your understanding.

Those of you who have already purchased a membership (or a gift membership) please send an email to dmbast0@uky.edu , we will also be reaching out to you as soon as we have any information.  Again, thank you for your support and understanding.

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. The 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! 

 Direct questions or event inquiries to arboretum@uky.edu.