Friends of Boone County Arboretum

9190 Camp Ernst Rd, Union, KY 41091, Usa
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Our missionTo create a living museum that enriches the quality of life by providing a place for the appreciation and study of plants and the preservation of the natural environment.
Ways to help

Grounds Volunteers

Volunteers help maintain and beautify the grounds at the Arboretum through Dig in the Dirt days (Tuesday mornings) and our Adopt-a-Collection program (on their own schedule, after completing training).
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Children, Teens, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

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.
  • Occasional
  • Children, Teens
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+)
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Individual Volunteers

Volunteers help with the planning, construction, and utilization of special highlight areas throughout the Arboretum, assist with the planning or implementation of events and programs, or volunteers who have backgrounds in education or horticulture help the Arboretum staff in our classes and tours.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Community Service Groups

Church youth groups, corporations, high schools and other community organizations are invited to participate in a volunteer project. When your entire group gets involved, everyone has fun working together! Plan your next volunteer outing at the Boone County Arboretum.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpVolunteers donate countless hours each year to help keep the Arboretum plant collections healthy. Members also contribute to planning and building future projects and additions to our facility. All these efforts will ensure enjoyment and educational opportunities for future generations.
About usBoone County Arboretum is Northern Kentucky's premier arboretum, and one of only a handful in the Cincinnati area. Friends of Boone County Arboretum is a volunteer organization that helps increase awareness of the Arboretum in the greater community, writes for various grants, provides a "gift shop" of souvenir items, and hosts several fundraising events throughout the year such as the Dogwood Dash, Autumn Affair, and spring/fall plant sales.
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