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'Behind the Blue': Exploring Kentucky Landscapes With Molly Davis of the UK Arboretum

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2021) — The Arboretum is a 100-acre public garden located on the campus of the University of Kentucky. It draws over 200,000 visitors annually who can see and learn about native and horticultural plants from across the Commonwealth.

The mission of The Arboretum is to showcase Kentucky landscapes and serve as a resource center for environmental and horticultural education, research and conservation.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications visits with Arboretum Director Molly Davis.

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