The ArboretumCurrently Closed
- 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 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.
- You can hire a taxi to get here.
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The arboretum was absolutely beautiful when I went over this past summer. It was full of life in much more than just the plants there. People brought their kids, animals, there was even a little tiny birthday celebration held at a picnic table for these adorable little twin girls. All in all this place was very wholesome and it would be a wonderful place to take the whole family, and I would recommend you do so, without a doubt beats staying inside.
This is a gem in the Bluegrass. Really a nice place for a stroll or a run, very safe, and a great be place to take photos any time of year. Very impressive collection of native trees and a series of gardens that gets better each year. One of my favorite places to relax in Lexington.
The arboretum is a lovely sprawling open space. They've laid it out so that there are plenty of small forest paths, running tracks, picnic spots, benches and carefully manicured gardens and veggie patches. It's beautiful in the spring time and very easy to reach by road or otherwise.
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.
Beautiful, very well maintained and endless gardens. We enjoyed our afternoon and will return the next time we're in Lexington, for sure. You can not possibly see everything in one day!