Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum in Bowling Green

As we had some errands to run in Bowling Green, we thought we should visit the Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum while we were there. We had noticed this place and wanted to visit it last year but could not make it until this week.

The Arboretum was founded by Jerry Baker, a Bowling Green businessman, and covers 115 acres of rolling hills on the outskirt of the city. It features many varieties of dogwoods, magnolias, other flowering trees as well as conifers and Japanese acers.

Considered one of the finest gems in Bowling Green, Downing Museum was officially open to the public in 2014 and displays a vast collection of fine art by the late Joe Downing, a world-renowned Kentucky-born painter who was based in France. Jerry Baker and Joe Downing were long-time personal friends who collaborated on the design of this museum. Joe Downing was known to experiment with many different media formats including leather, linen, canvas, an old barn door, metal, staples and found objects. He once used an old children’s feeding (high) chair as his color palette.

We hope everyone enjoys seeing the colorful artwork.

About debrotnguyen

A smitten couple and loving parents in our mid 30s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, fishing, traveling, reading, and being together. David has an MBA and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He works hard to better people's lives by helping them with financial knowledge and planning. Lam is primarily a Mom and a wife, but is currently a graduate school student.
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1 Response to Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum in Bowling Green

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good Morning Lam, David, Jacob and James! Wow, what interesting art and lovely pictures! LOVE seeing pics of you Lam, Jacob and James!! Hope your week is off to a good start! I got a good report from the retina specialist yesterday. She said that retinas are both good shape! She has referred me to a cataract specialist whom I will see on Nov.3, Election Day in Danville. So that will be good. I’ll probably resume driving at night but will try to keep it to a minimum. Hope your school and work week is off to a good start! You all take care!! Sure LOVE having Jonathan here at Huntley Haven and looking forward to when Dad will be here as well. I announced our engagement and wedding on Facebook Sunday morning and received many wonderful congratulatory messages including one from your Dad, Lam. It was so sincere and heartwarming!! Love, prayers and hugs, Cheryl/Mom/Grammie

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