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Baker Arboretum

Red Obelisk Beech behind the Antique lamp from Copenhagen.

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The Baker Arboretum

P.O. Box One

Bowling Green, KY 42102

270.846.2397

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View of the Dragon's Eye PineJapanese Maple SamarasView of the Downing Museum Silo and Picea orientalis 'Skylands'Pinus strobus 'Umbraculifera' with the Cedrus atlantica 'Aurea' in the backgroundFrog sculpture.Webs on the Varied Directions LarchPath by various conifer brooms.Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii' and various conifersPinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum and P. densiflora 'Oculus-draconis'.Spring blooms on the Weeping Cherry

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 FOUNDED IN 1992 BY JERRY BAKER, THE BAKER ARBORETUM NOW COVERS NEARLY 115 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. 

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

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