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Supplement to “Caring for Community Green Spaces”

Kentucky’s arboretums

University of Kentucky Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum Park, (859) 257-9339, in Lexington includes 100 acres of trees and green space. An interactive map of all the trees at the arboretum and information on events, exhibits, and volunteer opportunities are available online at

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, (502) 955-8512, a 14,000-acre facility in Clermont, about 25 minutes south of Louisville, is nationally renowned for its horticulture research and plant life. Its American holly collection is the largest in North America. More information is available online at

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park in Union, (859) 384-4999, includes 2,500 trees and shrubs representing 97 genera and 165 species. Volunteer, join Friends of Boone County Arboretum, or find a tree guide and other information online at

Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum, located at the Garden Club of Kentucky Headquarters in Paris, (859) 987-6158, includes trees planted in the mid-1850s. Guided tours by appointment. More information is available online at

Yew Dell Gardens, (502) 241-4788, a 33-acre Oldham County estate of internationally recognized nurseryman and horticulturist Theodore Klein is opening for public tours this year and serves as an education and research facility, showcasing 1,000 unusual specimens of trees and shrubs. The gardens began opening to the public in February, 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month. Call to arrange other tour times. The first public open house is scheduled for June 13. Yew Dell Gardens is located at 5800 North Camden Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014. More information is available online at

To read the Kentucky Living March 2004 feature that goes along with this supplement, click here: Caring for Community Green Spaces

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