University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Staff Appreciation Garden

The development of the Staff Appreciation Garden, located near the Barnhart Building, was made possible by a generous gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.


Employees and students in several departments have rotated maintenance of the garden for a year at a time. In 2012, the College's student ambassadors helped with trimming and mulching as a service project.


The garden has created a sense of community by bringing groups together and has also provided a place for employees to gather. A gift account has been established so that donors can honor staff by contributing to the care of the garden.


Faculty and staff interested in making a donation to the Staff Appreciation Garden in honor of a staff member(s), please contact Amy VanMeter at or (859) 257-7211. Donations will be used for beautification and maintenance of the garden.