Beautiful! A great place to walk & relax. The memorial to flight 5191 is an outstanding tribute to those who died in the accident. A great place to visit anytime.
The Arboretum--a botanical garden--has everything a nature lover would wish for, right in the middle of the city! You can take classes to learn more about gardening, tree identification, making rain barrels and gardens, learn a craft (usually for kids), or just enjoy the quiet. There no charge for this beauty break!
No matter the season, if you are visiting Lexington, take the time to drop by the Arboretum. Even if you have less than an hour to spend, it's the perfect place to experience the lovely outdoors and fresh air of Lexington. It's very easy to access, adjacent to the University of Kentucky and there is no fee. Gardens are well... More
Such a well done area. All free, and peaceful. You can walk a lot of a little and be very happy there.
Busy and well-used indicates how popular a place the Arboretum is! It is the KY state botanical garden and has many displays of plants, flowers, and demonstration gardens for vegetables and herbs. The childrens garden is also worth visiting, but does have a fee for that section to help with the cost of building.
It was hot when we visited so that made the trip unbearable. The place has a map, but it's poorly designed. It makes it sound really neat and when you go to visit certain parts it's not what you expect. The map would say "water garden" and when you visited, it barely had any water and was like a swamp.... More
If you are in need of a safe place to stretch and walk, the arboretum should be your destination. Native plants, gardens, fish ponds adds to the joy of being outdoors.
In a few decades this place will be amazing... still relatively young in terms of the specimins, it is a great place to walk... check out the monument to the lives lost n the Comair crash at Bluegrass airport, it is located behind the vistors center near the rose garden.
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