First Thursdays in the Perennial Gardens
May
4
9:30 am09:30

First Thursdays in the Perennial Gardens

On the first Thursday of each month from May to October, a team of certified UConn Extension Master Gardeners, who tend the three perennial gardens, will be present to share their extensive knowledge related to successfully growing the flowers in these gardens. The public is invited to stop by, view the gardens, and ask questions. Join us May 4, and the gardeners' discussion will focus on proper mulching techniques and water-sense gardening.

Art at the Bart Opening Reception
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Art at the Bart Opening Reception

Opening reception for the Art at the Bart's next exhibition, Loft Artist Association Member, Maria C. Friscia, "NATURE: LANDSCAPES". 

Maria C. Friscia attributes her love of art to her wonderful memories growing up in a small mountain village in Italy admiring the picturesque countryside and the Mediterranean Sea. 

Plant Sale
May
13
9:30 am09:30

Plant Sale

This is a very special plant sale! Of course you will be tempted by an alluring selection of native perennials and shrubs. You will be enticed by the sight and scents of our herbs and veggies. But you might also take home a Bartlett Heritage Heirloom: For one day only, Bartlett Japanese Maples and Eastern White Pine will be available – tree saplings that are offshoots of original Bartlett trees!

Garden Tour
Jun
11
Jun 12

Garden Tour

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Tour will be held at peak blooming season on June 11 and 12.  The tour includes the picturesque Bartlett gardens as well as five other gardens in the surrounding area, and is designed so that visitors experience the beauty and range of landscapes and environments. In addition to the tour, on Monday both a luncheon and boutique will be available at the Bartlett as part of the event. 

Elisabeth von Trapp In Concert
Jun
11
5:00 pm17:00

Elisabeth von Trapp In Concert

For Elisabeth von Trapp, “the sounds of music “ are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Summer Sunday Evening Concert Series
Jun
25
Aug 27

Summer Sunday Evening Concert Series

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens looks forward to continuing our Summer Sunday Concert Series for 2017! Our evening concerts showcase talented musicians and bands that will be playing a wide variety of music including rock, bluegrass, country, motown, jazz, Celtic, and R & B. As soon as the Music at the Bartlett summer schedule is finalized, it will be posted here. 


Book Signing "Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens"
Apr
23
1:30 pm13:30

Book Signing "Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens"

  • Barnes & Noble Stamford Town Center

S. Jane von Trapp , CEO of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, will sign and talk about her new book, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, which will follow the history of the Stamford nature preserve from its genesis as a tree research lab and training school for arborists to today's 93 acres of irreplaceable open space. 

ArborEarth Day
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

ArborEarth Day

Despite a bit of early rain, we are underway today! ArborEarth Day is a family fun event! Kids will love the face painting, storytelling, riding in a cherry picker, and crafting. Parents and grandparents get to have some fun too! They can watch a tree pruning demonstration, find out about native plants, and tour the magnificent Champion trees. Everyone will love the music! This is a FREE event and lunch will be available for purchase.  

April Vacation Self-Guided Activities
Apr
10
Apr 13

April Vacation Self-Guided Activities

Children will have the opportunity each day from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. to explore and learn about nature through several self-guided activities that have been organized by our education staff. This is a free program that will take place in the children's classroom and around the grounds of the arboretum. Kids with adult supervision can stop by for a half hour or stay for 3. Volunteers will be available for some assistance. Begin the activities in the Silver Educational building. Contact the Director of Education Emily Curry at 203-883-4035 or ecurry@bartlettarboretum with questions. 

Water Conservation and Drought Tolerance Program
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Water Conservation and Drought Tolerance Program

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and the North Stamford Association are hosting a
free program on an important and relevant topic:

 
Water Conservation and Drought Tolerance
Thursday, April 6
6:30 p.m - 8:15 p.m.
Silver Educational Center
at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
Aquarion Water addresses water conservation and our reservoirs.
Jay Petrow shares how to take care of plants and lawns in a drought.

 Please join us for this free event.
 

Book Launch "Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens"
Apr
3
7:00 pm19:00

Book Launch "Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens"

  • Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library

S. Jane von Trapp , CEO of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, will talk about her new book, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, which will follow the history of the Stamford nature preserve from its genesis as a tree research lab and training school for arborists to today's 93 acres of irreplaceable open space. 

Refreshments, book sale and signing at the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library.

Generously supported by the Friends of Ferguson Library and co-sponsored by the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens. For more information, call 203-351-8292. 

Landscaping 101: Bring New Life to Your Yard
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Landscaping 101: Bring New Life to Your Yard


With the expert advice of Jane von Trapp, professional landscape designer and CEO of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, you can increase the value of your home and turn your yard into an attractive outdoor living room. You'll also learn about when it's time to call in a professional.   
 
 

Winter Tree ID: Lecture and Walk
Mar
8
1:30 pm13:30

Winter Tree ID: Lecture and Walk


This class is an introduction to the identification of native trees in their winter state found locally in the northeast U.S., includes an indoor workshop and walk on the Bartlett property.

 

Stamford's 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Stamford's 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is excited to participate in Stamford's 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The Bart car will be in the parade and there will be a Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens booth. Parents, drop by with your kids to plant some clover.