Native Plant Curator
Dayna Baston, Administrative Assistant
Emma Trester-Wilson, KCG Education Coordinator
John Hartman, President
Jessica Nicholson, Vice President
Sally Turney, Treasurer
Stacie Turner, Secretary
Donald Sands, Past President
Our volunteers are what make us bloom. The Arboretum is proud to have over 280 volunteers, who like our perennials, return year after year.
The Arboretum began in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
In March 2000, The Arboretum was named the “Official State Botanical Garden for the Commonwealth of Kentucky”.
Long range plans include continued development of The Walk Across Kentucky and development of The Kentucky Children’s Garden.
This growth will occur as funds are available. If you are interested in participating in the future of The Arboretum, please contact The Arboretum
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