Donor Recognition & Benefits (effective July 1, 2020)

We are turning over a new leaf! As of July 1, 2020 The Arboretum will adopt a new recognition model that will keep donors and volunteers connected to the gardens, programs and advance The Arboretum. Donors and volunteers may give to any part of The Arboretum to receive recognition and benefits.

Donor Benefits
(for memberships purchased Prior to July 1, 2020)

All Friends of The Arboretum will receive the following benefits during the term of their membership. Effective July 1, 2020, donors will be recognized using the new recognition levels.

  • Free or discounted admission to over 330 member gardens throughout North America through the American Horticulture Society's (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program. Visit the AHS's page to view participating gardens.
  • Discount on regularly priced items at participating garden centers and nurseries in Central Kentucky* (see list, below)
  • 10% discount on items purchased in The Arboretum Gift Shop**
  • Free 1-year subscription to either Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living magazine through The Arboretum's membership in the American Public Gardens Association

For more information, call (859) 257-6955 to speak to an Arboretum staff member.

Current Merchant Discounts

Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouses

Glynn Young's Landscaping & Nursery

Kings Gardens

Louis' Flower Power Shops

Michler's Florist & Greenhouses

Pemberton's Greenhouses

Redmond's Garden & Landscaping  

Springhouse Gardens

Sunshine Grow Shops

Wilson's Nurseries (Lexington and Frankfort)


* Merchant participation may change without notice

** Must present current Arboretum Membership or Benefits card to receive discount.