Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for an individual membership ($15 value)
- $12 for a family membership ($25 value)
Admission to Boone County Arboretum is always free. Membership includes a one-year subscription to the newsletter, discounts at local nurseries, discounts on Arboretum classes and events, and invitations to members-only events. It will also grant members free admission to other botanical gardens that participate in the American Horticultural Society Admissions Program, which may not be free to the public. Click here for more information on gardening programs, and here for more info on membership benefits.
Boone County Arboretum
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun screen, and bring plenty of water and snacks.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: The Butterfly Garden
Q&A with Kristopher Stone, Director
What special training do you or your staff have?
We have extensive backgrounds in plant science, since we are afterall an Arboretum (a living museum for plants). Our knowledgeable staff offer expert information on any plant-related questions that visitors may have to the Arboretum. In addition, several of our employees are ISA Certified Arborists and can provide excellent pruning tips.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Our property is 121 acres, with over two miles of paved trails and around [a quarter]-mile of non paved woodland hiking trails. Because of this, people often do not plan out how long it will take to see everything, or do not come prepared with refreshments packed. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, and plant for at least two hours, if not more, to see everything.
“Great value! Boone Arboretum wonderful place to visit, a wonderful community resource and place to learn, see trees, attend classes. A hidden gem.”
“Nice walking trails. Good to support local conservation efforts.”