Support The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

The mission of The Arboretum is to showcase Kentucky landscapes and serve as a resource center for environmental and horticultural education, research and conservation. The Arboretum began in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. Located at the southern edge of the University's campus, our 100 acres of public gardens provide an opportunity for the entire community to learn about plants and trees, enjoy nature and be inspired to be good stewards of the earth.

We feature the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2-acre garden for children to learn to love nature in a safe environment; 4-acres of horticultural gardens including the Home Demonstration Garden (herb, vegetable, and accessible gardens), Pollinator Garden, annual and perennial Woodland Shade Garden, All-American selections, plant trials, and water features; a Rose Garden; and the site of the Flight 5191 Memorial. Our signature feature is the Walk Across Kentucky, with representative plants and geological features from each of Kentucky's seven physiographic regions. Hundreds of individual native species comprise a living museum of plant material preserved for research and conservation. The Arboretum Woods, with 80 documented native plant species is one of the last remnants of inner-bluegrass upland forest in existence.

You can choose one of our funds listed below. If you'd like to give to another fund that is not listed, please use the search box in the upper right of this page and type in the desired fund to make your gift. We are grateful for your support!

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The Arboretum
500 Alumni Drive
Lexington, KY Y