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!
Join us for our second concert! To see Tim Currie's Motown Review Band is not just a concert, it is an experience that in unmatched in Fairfield County. The group consists of 13 members and is as professional an act as they come. Sponsored by: Jackson, Grant Investment Advisers.
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.
On Wednesday, April 18th, staff from Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and Mayor Martin will be welcomed to Mill River Park to plant a new Red Maple tree at the Park’s West River Path entrance, across the street from the Hampton Inn. In the spirit of Arbor Day and Earth Day coming up this month, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and Mill River Park Collaborative are thrilled to come together to create a beautiful and nurturing environment for trees to thrive and encourage environmental stewardship to the communities that surround them.
Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season.
"Butterfly Gardening – learn how to help save the Monarchs, right in your backyard – leave with some milkweed seeds to help you get started!
Please join us for the art reception on March 18th between 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Silver Educational Center. We are excited to be featuring artwork from two amazing artists from the Loft Artists Association - Lisa Cuscuna & Mark Macrides. Each one with a unique style!
oin us for an informative Backyard Gardening Lecturer Series. The first of many will take place on March 1st. The topic will be "All About Weeds." A fantastic way to gain valuable knowledge to get ready for spring gardening. A perfect opportunity for beginner gardeners to gain valuable knowledge!
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a proud sponsor of the Annual Darwin Day Dinner. We hope you will join us and support this event.
Title of Show: INSPIRED BY NATURE:
Join us for our latest art exhibition "Inspired by Nature" - featuring prints & photographs by Margot Bittenbender. Bittenbender explores the various facets of the natural world through two differing media – the intaglio print and photography.
Our little friend has been having some fun on the Bartlett property. Discover all the places where he has been. Download our scavenger hunt and take a walk on the trails. We have extra scavenger hunt activity sheets and candy canes as a reward in our Silver Educational Reception area. Bring the kids and join the fun! #whereisbart?
Please join us for the American Orchid Society Orchid Auction. Hundreds of orchids from American Orchid Society Judges private collections will be auctioned. Everyone is welcome to browse or bid!
The Bartlett's annual gala is sure to appeal to all: country band Gunsmoke will liven up the party, barbeque is the featured dining experience, and beverages for all tastes, including beer, will get you in the mood for a bit of fundraising to support the Bartlett's education programs and collections.
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 last one of the season!