University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Annual Membership


Student -    $10
Individual - $35
Family household or non-profit org - $50
Supporting member - $100
Sponsoring member - $250


Lifetime membership categories:

Tulip Poplar level single membership - $750
Maple level joint member - $1000
Oak level organization member - $1500


ClickFriends' Membership Form to download a Friends of The Arboretum Membership Form. Return membership form to:

The Arboretum

500 Alumni Drive

Lexington, KY 40503





Keeping our gardens beautiful, fresh and exciting takes tremendous effort. A gift to The Arboretum from a recognition or dedication event has a lasting effect. Such events include a birthday, wedding, anniversary, a birth of a child, a memorial, or even a congratulatory wish.

The Aboretum also accepts monetary donations of all sizes and can be earmarked for: Greatest Need, Rose Garden, Walk Across Kentucky or the Kentucky Children's Garden.

Please contact us anytime.


Friends of The Arboretum offers many levels of membership. The Friends is a non-profit organization, founded in 1992, for the purpose of providing support to The Arboretum.

The mission of the Friends is to:

Funds received from the members of the Friends provide resources to expand collections and to provide educational and cultural activities.

Through your support, The Arboretum will have an opportunity to continue to grow and meet the needs and interests of visitors of all ages. Each year we have over 200,000 visitors from throughout the U.S. as well as many other countries. Many individuals participate in scheduled tours and events.


Basic Membership Benefits


Current Merchants participating in the 10% off*


*Merchant participation may change without notice

**Must present Friends of The Arboretum Current Membership card to receive discount.








Garden Photo
Adopt a Garden

Adopt A Plot help is always needed. This program is designed to give individuals, families, and groups an opportunity to join our family by assisting in the maintenance and development of the Arboretum. The garden area has been divided into many plots of varying size and complexity, which are available for adoption. “Adoptive parents” agree to weed and provide general cleanup for their plot. The time commitment would be about one to two hours every week or two from spring through fall. Participants are recognized by a sign identifying their plot. Interested persons should contact The Arboretum at 257-6955 as soon as possible.