Rickman Freeman is a horticulturalist at the Baker Arboretum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. “These are our first witch hazel blooms of the year,” Freeman said.
The greenhouses on the Baker Arboretum property house a variety of plants. Roses, cacti, and vines are just a few of the of plants which the horticulturalists are responsible for tending to.
The Baker Arboretum covers over 100 acres on the outskirts of Bowling Green. Guests can visit the Downing Museum located on the property to view a collection Joe Downing’s artistic works.
Dennis Williams is a horticulturalist at the Baker Arboretum in Bowling Green. “The thing about my job is [that] you get the best of both worlds,” Williams said. “You get to see something growing all year being a horticulturalist.”
The two greenhouses housed on the Baker Arboretum land are maintained by horticulturalists Rickman Freeman and Dennis Williams. Both Freeman and Williams have maintained the arboretum property for five years.