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CONTACT :

The Baker Arboretum

P.O. Box One

Bowling Green, KY 42102

270.842.7415

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The Downing Museum

270.842.7415

 

Red Obelisk Beech behind the Antique lamp from Copenhagen.

Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum entrance sign

 HOURS:

THE BAKER ARBORETUM IS OPEN:

APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 31 (CST) 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM,

NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH MARCH 31, 10:00AM TO 4:00PM. 

 

THE DOWNING MUSEUM IS OPEN:

TUESDAY - FRIDAY, (CST) 11:00 AM TO 4:00PM

SATURDAY, 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

 


THE BAKER ARBORETUM AND THE DOWNING MUSEUM

  • Open to the public Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Closed on Sunday, Monday and National Holidays*.  *check the Calendar for specific holiday closings.
  • In case of inclement weather, closed when the Warren County Schools are closed.  For more information visit The Polar Report at WBKO.

Admission:
  • Admission is free.
  • For guided tours of the arboretum, submit a Reservation Form>>at least one week in advance.
  • The terrain is hilly and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • This is a tobacco free campus.
  • Please leave flowers, plants, containers and plant labels in place for everyone to enjoy.
  • Please refrain from bringing pets, food and drinks.
  • The campus is not available for private rental (weddings, parties, etc.)

Photography/videography:

Guests are invited to take outdoor photographs and videos for personal use. 

Commercial photographers are required to complete and submit a Photography Shoot Permit Form

All photographers:

  • Please note that tripods, props, stands, etc. are not permitted.
  • Photographers are not allowed to block pathways, or visitor access to any area of the arboretum.  Respect the privacy of our guests and their wishes regarding being in photographs.
  • Please remain on the paths or turf and refrain from entering beds. Do not disturb or remove plants, plant labels, or containers.   
  • Do not block entrances, pathways, or any outdoor areas for use by others in any way.
  • Drone photography is restricted on the grounds.
  • The garden reserves the right to restrict access to certain areas.

 


Directions:
  • From I65: take the William H. Natcher Parkway exit towards Owensboro, exit 20b.  Go to Exit 9, US-231/ Morgantown Road. Turn right on Morgantown road.
  • The Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum are located at 4801 Morgantown road. 1/2 mile west of the William H. Natcher Parkway.  Enter on the left at the new entrance. 

 Map this location:  Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum>>  CAUTION --Maps send you to the exit.  Turn in at the new entrance with the sign pictured above. 

 

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 Last Modified 8/1/16