Nestled in the heart of Chevy Chase in Lexington, Kentucky, Ashland Terrace, a non-profit, private foundation, has met its mission of providing housing to those in need since 1849 when it was called “Home of the Friendless” and served those left destitute by cholera outbreaks.
Incorporated in 1923 as “The Old Ladies’ Home,” the name of our community-based independent retirement center for older women was changed in 1973 to Ashland Terrace. The present building, constructed in 1960, was expanded and renovated in 1999 and 2000.
Careful stewardship, coupled with the oversight of a dedicated board of directors and an enthusiastic, caring staff, allows us to provide a loving, gracious environment at affordable prices.
Ashland Terrace has been recognized as a partner in the Live Green Lexington campaign. CLICK HERE for the article on the Bluegrass Pride website about our sustainability efforts.
Our unique and nurturing community has flourished because of the generous support of donors through the years. Please contact us for information about contributing to Ashland Terrace and enriching the lives of current and future residents.
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The public U-pick garden at Ashland Terrace, 475 S. Ashland Avenue, is open for business.
This year our garden offers ageratum, marigolds, zinnias, lilies, snapdragons, gladioli, daisies, alstromeria, coneflowers, crocosmia, coreopsis, salvia, snapdragons, baby’s breath, lisianthus and many others.
The following varieties of herbs are available: rosemary, thyme, parsley, lavender, chives, salvia, sorrel, lemon verbena, basil and fennel. Large blooms are .50, small blooms are .25. Herbs are .25 a small bunch. Roses and vegetables are reserved for residents only. The donation box and scissors are located at the start of the main garden walkway; water and containers are available near the shed. Don’t miss the smaller cutting garden behind the shed. All proceeds are used to maintain the garden and feed the critters. See the “Garden” tab for pictures of our garden in previous years.