Western Kentucky University

Baker Arboretum

Fagus 'Red Obelisk' and Lamp in the Fog.

The Baker Arboretum
P.O. Box One
Bowling Green, KY 42102
270.846.2397
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Various Witches Broom cultivars along the walk.Pinus densiflora 'Oculus Draconis' in the fogView of the Downing Museum Silo and Picea orientalis 'Skylands'Pinus strobus 'Umbraculifera' with the Cedrus atlantica 'Aurea' in the backgroundCherub FountainWebs on the Varied Directions LarchSpring Dogwood blooms and The Frog sculpture Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii' stars in a conifer bed.  Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum and P. densiflora 'Oculus-draconis'.Japanese Maple Samaras in the spring.

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. 

The Downing Museum is under reconstruction due to the recent fire.  Please visit the Downing Museum website for more information.

 

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 Last Modified 10/24/13