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The Arboretum was created in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The Arboretum features a one-and-a-half acre home demonstration garden with an assortment of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants in outdoor settings such as a patio, gazebo, arbor and various gardens. The Walk Across Kentucky is a 2 mile trail displaying native plants of five geophysical areas in the state.The Arboretum is working its way to becoming a major botanical garden to serve as a research, educational, and recreational resource for all Kentuckians and visitors to the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Children's Garden is a 1.85 acre hands-on learning environment where children can explore various garden themes. Visit the website for hours of operation and cost of admission to the children's garden.
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