Boone County Arboretum

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United States of America - Kentucky - Union

Institution Code: BCK

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

About the Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum is located just outside Union, KY, only 25 minutes southwest from downtown Cincinnati. Encompassing 121 acres, the Boone County Arboretum was the nation’s first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. The Arboretum is Accredited at Level IV by the Arbnet Accreditation Program.

Main Address:
Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Kentucky 41091 United States of America

Telephone: (859) 384-4999
Fax: (859) 384-6888
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kristopher Stone, Director
    Curator's Name: Josh Selm, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1999
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 49 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.9654710
    Longitude: -84.7194660
    Annual Rainfall: 1143 mm
    Altitude: 274.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: 9190 Camp Ernst Road
  • Locality: City: Union
  • Locality: State: Kentucky

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 49
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2700
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes