The Arboretum

500 Alumni Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503- Map It
Phone: (859) 257-6955

AAA Editor Notes

The Arboretum, on the University of Kentucky campus near Commonwealth Stadium, is Kentucky’s Official State Botanical Garden. Its 100 acres contain a visitor center; a home demonstration garden; vegetable and herb gardens; fruit and nut gardens; a children's garden; and a 2-mile walk across a sampling of Kentucky’s seven landscape regions.
Free. Children's garden $3; free (under age 2).
Hours: Arboretum daily dawn-dusk; closed on University of Kentucky home football game days. Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4. Children's garden hours vary. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.