Self-Guided Tours

Many visitors love to come and tour on their own. A map of the grounds is posted on the large window of the  Visitor Center. A limited number of brochures (with a map of the grounds) are available at the kiosk near the parking lot.

Check out Arboretum Explorer for each of the following self-guided tours:

  • Walking Tour of Native Trees
  • Native Oaks of Kentucky
  • Native Shrubs of Kentucky

  • How to use Garden Explorer

Guided Garden Tours [suspended for 2020]

Interested in bringing a group to visit The Arboretum?  Groups of 6 or more can request a guided 1-hour tour of either the Home Demonstration Garden, Fragrance Garden or the Flight 5191 Memorial Rose Garden.  Click here for more details or to obtain a tour request form.

Youth/Field Trip Tours [suspended for 2020]

We offer the following programs:

  • Classes and programs facilitated and/or taught by Arboretum staff and/or other collaborators.
  • Kentucky Children's Garden tours
  • Discovery backpacks for use during Visitor Center hours. Contains activities for 2 to 3 children ages 3 to 7 ($5 per backpack + form of ID).
    • Terrific Trees
    • Beautiful Bugs
    • Garden Explorer
    • Self-guided tours available through Arboretum Explorer site.
      • Native Trees of Kentucky
      • Native Shrubs of Kentucky
      • Native Oaks of Kentucky
If intertested in any of the programs above, please contact to schedule your visit.  We hope to expand our educational offerings in the future as resources and finances allow.