Garden Guides Tours

Interested in bringing a group to visit The Arboretum?  Groups of 6 or more can request a Garden Guide to lead them on a one 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

We offer the following programs:

  • Classes and programs facilitated and/or taught by Arboretum staff and/or other collaborators.
  • Tours of the Horticultural gardens by volunteers (Garden Guides)
  • KCG tours-CLOSED for the Season
  • 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 to schedule your visit.  We hope to expand our educational offerings in the future as resources and finances allow.

Self-Guided Tours

Many visitors love to come and tour on their own.  We ask that if you are bringing a group of 10 or more on a self-guided tour you call ahead to ensure that we do not have a large group already scheduled.  This will ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.  Brochures containing a map are available inside the Visitor Center.

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