Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

The Arboretum is a 100-acre public garden. It was recognized as Kentucky’s official botanical garden in 2000. We offer native and horticultural plant collections, as well as the Kentucky Children’s Garden.

The Arboretum has been a partnership since 1991 between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG).

We recognize all volunteers and donors to The Arboretum as Arboretum Friends. A gift to support our mission of education, conservation and research is always appreciated and acknowledged under our new donor recognition model adopted July 1, 2020.

See the Visitor Guide for more information about our attractions and the seven physiographic regions of Kentucky represented at The Arboretum in the Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection.

For general inquiries about visits, feel free to email us at

Contact Information

Molly Davis

500 Alumni Drive Lexington, KY 40503

+1 (859) 257-6955