Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone: (859) 384-4999
Fax: (859) 384-6888

Open Daily
Dawn - Dusk
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Friends of BCA

Friends of Boone County Arboretum, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, established to provide community support for the Arboretum. Because of their dedication and strong support of the arboretum, many Friends members are also regular volunteers at the Arboretum. More information about this excellent organization can be found here.

Individuals welcome

Volunteers help maintain and beautify the grounds at the Arboretum through Dig in the Dirt days and our Adopt-a-Plot program. Volunteers help with the planning, construction, and utilization of special highlight areas throughout the Arboretum. Volunteers who have backgrounds in education or horticulture help the Arboretum staff in our classes, school fieldtrips, and tours. We sincerely appreciate the countless hours our volunteers and members have selflessly donated to our cause, and look forward to their continued support.

Scout Troops

Through the years, many Boy and Girl Scout Troops have participated in service days at the Arboretum. As these young men and women help beautify the grounds, they are learning the value of service to their community, and the importance of public horticulture. The Arboretum has also been the site of many Eagle Scout Projects, where the Eagle candidate leads other young men in a service project in an effort to earn Boy Scouting's highest rank. Examples of these projects include creating our Hickory Trail, building foot bridges, construction of bird houses, and several other additions to our facility.

Community Service Groups

Church youth groups, corporations, high schools and other community organizations are invited to participate in a volunteer project. Hundreds of hours are donated to the arboretum each year by groups looking to give back. When your entire group gets involved, everyone has fun working together! Plan your next volunteer outing at the Boone County Arboretum. Instructions and refreshments are provided.

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