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).
    Themes:
    • Terrific Trees
    • Beautiful Bugs
    • Garden Explorer
    • Self-guided tours available through Arboretum Explorer site.
      Themes:
      • Native Trees of Kentucky
      • Native Shrubs of Kentucky
      • Native Oaks of Kentucky
If intertested in any of the programs above, please contact arboretum@uky.edu to schedule your visit.  We hope to expand our educational offerings in the future as resources and finances allow.