Photo of Dimock Building

The Department of Forestry is responsible for the University of Kentucky Herbarium, which began in 1934 and is housed in the Dimock Building. There are over 50,000 specimen sheets of vascular plants in the main collection. Over 280 plant families are represented, 2/3 of which have representative species in the Kentucky flora. Although relatively small compared to herbaria at universities in neighboring states, the University of Kentucky Herbarium is the oldest and largest collection of plant specimens in Kentucky.

University of Kentucky Herbarium
Department of Forestry
1081 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40546-0076