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Baker Arboretum

Antique lamp from Copenhagen in the winter.

The Baker Arboretum
P.O. Box One
Bowling Green, KY 42102
270.846.2397
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The Downing Museum
270.842.7415

 

View of the Dragon's Eye PineSnow on conifers and the Japanese Bronze vesselView of the Downing Museum Silo and Picea orientalis 'Skylands'Pinus strobus 'Umbraculifera' with the Cedrus atlantica 'Aurea' in the backgroundWinterberries in the snowWebs on the Varied Directions LarchSnow on the Frog sculptureView of the Downing Museum in the fall.Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum and P. densiflora 'Oculus-draconis'.Witchhazel fall foliage

ar·bo·retum:  a place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, plantation of trees, from arbor

 

 

FOUNDED IN 1992 BY JERRY BAKER, THE BAKER ARBORETUM NOW COVERS NEARLY 15 ACRES.  BUILT ON A RIDGE OF ROLLING HILLS IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY, THE ARBORETUM OVERLOOKS BOWLING GREEN AND THE WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.  

WORKING WITH THE TREE AND ART COLLECTIONS, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT MITCHELL LEICHHARDT DESIGNED A TAPESTRY OF TREES AND ART. 

FEATURING MANY VARIETIES OF DOGWOODS, MAGNOLIAS AND OTHER FLOWERING TREES, WOVEN AMONG THE CONIFERS AND JAPANESE MAPLES. 

VISITORS WILL ENJOY YEAR-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS.  NOT ONLY SPRING AND SUMMER BLOOMS, BUT ALSO THE FALL COLOR, FEATURING OVER 160 JAPANESE MAPLES AND THE WINTER BEAUTY OF THE CONIFERS. 

Kenneth Humphrey

Kenneth Wayne Humphrey, 1948-2014

We are sad to announce the death of our long time (1996-2014) staff member and friend Kenneth Wayne Humphrey.    He was a true gentleman, courteous, eager to help and he will be greatly missed by all at the Baker Arboretum and the Downing Museum.  His obituary is at http://www.jckirbyandson.com/obituary/Kenneth-Wayne-Humphery/Bowling-Green-KY/1462671 


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Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress' fall foliage

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