The Arboretum began in 1991 and is continuing to boast 100 acres of year-round color and plants. Stresses melt away among the 100 acres of marvelous sights and sounds of our gardens. Once you are there, you feel like you have escaped to a paradise. It is a delightful surprise to visitors from around the world and even in our own city. Young and older alike enjoy year-round activities for the entire family.
FYI- Due to federal safety guidelines, The Arboretum no longer allows bicycles along the Walk Across Kentucky Path.* We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
*You are still allowed to ride your bike using the connector path from the Bellefonte Neighborhood to our parking lot, down the entrance drive to connect to campus.
500 Alumni Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
General Garden admission is free.
Open 365 days a year.
The gardens are open from dawn until dusk each day.
Walk through them at your leisure or Docent-led free tours
through the gardens are available for groups, year round. Please call us at 859-257-6955 to schedule a docent led tour. We ask for at least a two-week notice.