The Arboretum, Lexington

About The Arboretum, Lexington

The Arboretum, Lexington - Address

Address: 500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, USA

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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The Arboretum at the University of Kentucky is a 40-hectare green land oasis in the city of Lexington. Also known as the Garden of Kentucky, this Arboretum contains gardens dedicated to vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, speciality trees, native American Plants etc. The visitor centre and courtyard provides information about the plants in the arboretum. A large variety of sculptures have been interspersed with the plants in the various gardens. One of the gardens here has been dedicated entirely to roses. Fragrant flowers grow in the Fragrance Garden. Children can play and interact with the plants in the Children’s Garden. Take the Walk Across Kennedy route and discover the best of native Kentucky plants in the arboretum.

How To reach The Arboretum by Public Transport

  • You can hire a taxi to get here.

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  • We just love this place. Well kept up, many beautiful flowers and trees. A big dog pooped on the paved trail and wasn't picked up. Could've been a neighbors. We always see the dogs on leashes. I also loved watching the squirrels and birds while sitting on one of their many benches for those like me who need a rest now and then.

  • Really cool place to take a walk or run. The grounds are dotted with trees and flowers. There are many different paths to walk on. The paved path is around 1.5 miles if you walk the whole thing. Dirt paths run throughout the arboretum and in the back are a small network of "trails" to hike or run. Lots of open space and benches to sit on. Good for people and puppy watching!

  • Okay walking trails. I'm not sure if we went right before routine maintenance or what but it was pretty grown up and weed-ridden. I'm sure it's much nicer once it's been maintenance.

  • My "adopted" son just got out of Marine boot camp and only had 10 days to spend with family and friends and put together a small wedding for his bride to be before he is off to his next stop and TODAY being the day they planned to tie the knot in front of less than 10 close friends and family this place let them know last minute they could not take wedding pictures there! The bride to be actually had an emergency to deal with the night before so none of this was good timing at all! Shame on you!

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  • I love walking through the Arboretum! It's so peaceful, and the scenery is so beautiful with flowers and trees throughout. Whether you're coming here by yourself, bringing your family, taking a romantic stroll, or hanging out with friends this place will not disappoint.

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