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“Soak up nature, take classes, enjoy some crafts”
Review of The Arboretum

The Arboretum
Ranked #6 of 122 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Lexington, KY
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Soak up nature, take classes, enjoy some crafts”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

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!

Visited October 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Enjoy the best of Kentucky's botany”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

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 marked and there is something to see all year long. The Arboretum is very safe and friendly and I am surprised that this site isn't ranked in the top 10 places to visit in Lexington because of its easy access and phenomenal value. Are you visiting for business? Skip the hotel fitness center and go to the Arboretum instead. Your 5 senses will get a work out too.

Visited September 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Autumn colours”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to walk around and to see the lovely trees just beginning to turn to beautiful fall colours. Lovely roses and nicely planted borders.

Visited October 2013
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Salina, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Such a well done area. All free, and peaceful. You can walk a lot of a little and be very happy there.

Visited October 2013
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Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great walking trail”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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