The Arboretum is the state of Kentucky's 100-acre botanical garden.

The Arboretum is owned and operated by the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) with the support of the Friends of The Arboretum, our member organization. The Friends of The Arboretum helps ensure that The Arboretum remains a premier public botanical garden, outdoor classroom, and urban sanctuary.

See The Arboretum Visitor's Guide for more information about our attractions and the 7 physiographic regions of Kentucky represented at The Arboretum.

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