Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit nature preserve that has over 14,000 acres of natural wildlands and an arboretum with over 8,000 labeled plant specimens. Bernheim is open to the public year round.
Boone County Arboretum was the nation’s first arboretum to integrate the study of plants with an active recreation park setting. Over 2 miles of paved multi-use trails wind around and connect the specialized arrangements of plant families. In addition to the collection of 3000+ individual plants, other attractions at the Arboretum include the Children’s Garden, a native Kentucky grassland, and two short woodland trails.
The Kentucky Arborists Association is the state chapter of ISA, and its purpose is to stimulate a greater interest, understanding and appreciation among the public for urban trees and to promote the science, technology and practice of professional arboriculture.
The mission of the division is “to protect, conserve and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth through a public informed of the environmental, social and economic importance of these resources.”
KNLA is a network of professional nursery growers, landscapers, garden centers and others interested in horticulture. They provide educational opportunities to members as well as support in terms of public knowledge of what they do.
The Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council promotes urban forestry principles by advocating their value to improving the quality of life in communities through responsible environmental stewardship.
An easily accessible haven of peace and tranquility for visitors and local residents alike, with year-round activities for the whole family featuring 100 acres of gardens, woods, a two-mile paved trail and indoor exhibits.
Located in Owensboro, the mission of the WKBG is discover, observe and enjoy the wonders of our environment and to provide priceless education in order to foster an awareness of our interaction with nature.