The Arboretum – Enhancing the Enjoyment of UK’s Environment



With Spring on the doorstep, it is a fitting time to be reminded of the gem located on the UK main campus.  The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, was established in 1991 as a joint effort between UK and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. This 100-acre green-space on the campus’ south side includes one of the last remnants of inner-bluegrass woodlands, as well as a home demonstration garden, rose garden, and children’s garden. The Arboretum’s signature collection is the Walk Across Kentucky, a paved path traversing 75 acres of Kentucky’s seven physiographic regions and ecosystems. 

Spotlight on the UK Environment

Ever Wonder What is in the Air Today?
The EPA provides an informative interactive on-line resource to check the current air quality across the US, including metropolitan areas of Kentucky.

April 2024 Compliance Reminders

CR 23-03 - Aerosol cans were recently added as a category recognized under the Universal Waste Rule

CR 23-02 - Liquids are prohibited from being disposed of in regular trash. Used paint should be recycled or submit through etrax for disposal. 

CR 23-01 - The annual operating time limits for the emergency generator engines are specific to the different situations the engine operates under.