The Arboretum

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  • Address: 500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, USA, 40503, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8592576955
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks

The Arboretum - Review

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.

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  • The Arboretum Address: 500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, USA, 40503, United States
  • The Arboretum Contact Number: +1-8592576955
  • The Arboretum Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • The Arboretum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Arboretum(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Arboretum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • I always love coming here. My kids love climbing on the logs and running through the gardens. It's always beautiful, well kept, and big enough to never feel crowded. The bathrooms were also very clean which I was not expecting. They've added some tables out near the logs which is nice for parents.

  • A very nice part of Lexington, nice and big for wandering. My favorite are the gardens. We have a nice long blooming season here and the gardeners have taken care to plant with that in mind. The whole park is very artistic as well. Very active.

  • This is one of my favorite locations in Lexington. In the spring it is bursting with plant life. Flowers blooming and greenery everywhere. My kids love the Children's garden (which you do have to pay to get into) and the Storywalk (free as you walk through the arboretum grounds. I also use the paved walking trail for exercise. My mother loves to visit the gardens every time she comes to Lexington. Such a peaceful retreat from busy life.

  • I love, love, love the arboretum. It is always clean and feels safe to walk around. It gets busy in the evenings after work with lots of people out walking with their kids and people jogging and everyone just in general enjoying this wonderful and amazing green space in the middle of Lexington.

  • Beautiful public gardens and a great place to walk. The flowers are mostly at the front of the park and don't comprise a large part of the grounds. The rest is dedicated to the natural Flora of the area, and there are also small spaces devoted to Flora from different parts of the state. There is one concrete walking path around the park that is probably a little over a mile's walk. My favorite part is a woodsy area off to one side, where there are a few dirt trails you can walk when it's not muddy or icy. The aboretum is not filled with showy or exotic plants, but rather a place to enjoy nice weather, local Flora and an easy walk or picnic.

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