Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with today's Groupon for up to 60% off a one-year membership to The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. Choose between two membership types:
- $10 for an individual one-year membership (a $25 value)
- $17 for a family one-year membership (a $35 value)
Founded in 1992, The Arboretum State Botanical garden has maintained more than 100 acres of idyllic landscapes. While admission to the garden is free, members receive a subscription to the quarterly Arboretum Newsletter, 10% off regularly priced items at garden centers, members-only events, free or discounted admission to arboretum programs, and more. Earthy enthusiasts can stroll through the perennial, fragrance, herb, and rose gardens, gazing at sunny petals and sniffing scintillating aromas. The Walk Across Kentucky boasts two miles of native plant life, illuminating the wild beauty of seven physiographic regions including the Bluegrass, Shawnee Hills, and the Appalachian Plateau. The gardens bloom for visitors to behold from dawn till dusk every day of the year.
- Most visitors come to the arboretum to enjoy its two-mile walking trail, better known as the "Walk Across Kentucky." Here you can find a living museum, with seven distinct areas each displaying the distinct plantlife from that part of the state. There are also rose gardens, wildflowers, wetlands, and much more—something to suit every gardener. – Fiona Young-Brown, Visit South
- An extraordinary display of the floral diversity of Kentucky, this arboretum (http://www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum) is an absolute treasure for the city of Lexington as well as for the state. It’s an incredible gift that awaits all who would venture here. – James DiNardo, Destress Outdoors
The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky
More than 100 plant-populated acres unfold behind the stone-fence entrance to The Arboretum, showing off ever-changing seasonal landscapes to visitors 365 days a year. Passing breezes dance over grassy fields and stir up aromas of 1,500 rosebush varieties as visitors meander past the gazebo and fishpond en route to the 1.85-acre Kentucky Children’s Garden, a hands-on, educational environment for 2- to 10-year-old horticulturists. After exploring the wetlands and fountains or checking out art exhibitions, gardening seminars, and other special events, visitors can set out on the two-mile Walk Across Kentucky, a paved botanical excursion through the seven native regions of the state, including the Appalachian Plateau and wild fried-chicken habitats.