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Baker Arboretum

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United States of America - Kentucky - Bowling Green

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea' at the Baker Arboretum
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea' at the Baker Arboretum

Main Address:
Baker Arboretum
Western Kentucky University
Mailing: P.O. Box One
Bowling Green
Kentucky 42102 United States of America

Telephone: (270) 846-2397
Fax: (270) 846-2397
URL: http://www.wku.edu/bakerarboretum/index.php
Primary Email: peggy.mckillip@wku.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Martin Stone
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Peggy McKillip
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1992
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 41 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 6 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.992944
    Longitude: 86.515528
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Baker Arboretum
  • Local Address: 4801 Morgantown Rd.
  • Locality: City: Bowling Green
  • Locality: State: Kentucky

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 46
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes