Watch Our Garden Grow!
May
16
to Sep 5

Watch Our Garden Grow!

Stop by the Vegetable Garden every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 to see what vegetables we’re growing.  The UConn Extension Master Gardeners who tend the Vegetable Garden will be available to discuss your vegetable garden questions and concerns (and you might have the opportunity to sample some produce, too!).

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First Thursdays in the Perennial Gardens
Jun
7
to Oct 4

First Thursdays in the Perennial Gardens

On the first Thursday of each month from June 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.

 

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Highlights Tour
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Highlights Tour

FREE! Join the new class of docents as they give you a tour of 6 highlights of the gardens, including tales of the Charter Oak and the Dinosaur Tree.  Suitable for visitors of all ages. Lasts approximately 45 minutes.  Meet in front of the Silver Education Building at 11:00 a.m.  

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Highlights Tour
Jul
2
11:00 AM11:00

Highlights Tour

FREE! Join the new class of docents as they give you a tour of 6 highlights of the gardens, including tales of the Charter Oak and the Dinosaur Tree.  Suitable for visitors of all ages. Lasts approximately 45 minutes.  Meet in front of the Silver Education Building at 11:00 a.m.  

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Dead Meat Concert
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Dead Meat Concert

Dead Meat is a Nyack, NY based Grateful Dead Tribute band playing all cuts of Grateful Dead through the years.  The 5 piece band brings their high energy to the music of the Grateful Dead for a jam filled show with tons of dancing.  If you get confused, listen to the music play!

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Sun Kings Concert
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Sun Kings Concert

Join us for our final concert of the summer! Sun Kings are a Beatles inspired band performing their songs spanning their 1963-1970 recording career. Major influence include"The Beatles" and all the great music acts and artists from the 60's era.

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Highlights Tour
Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Highlights Tour

FREE! Join the new class of docents as they give you a tour of 6 highlights of the gardens, including tales of the Charter Oak and the Dinosaur Tree.  Suitable for visitors of all ages. Lasts approximately 45 minutes.  Meet in front of the Silver Education Building at 11:00 a.m.  

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Plant Sale
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

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!

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ArborEarth Day
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

ArborEarth Day

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.  

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Red Maple Tree Planting at Mill River Park
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Red Maple Tree Planting at Mill River Park

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.
 
 

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Art Exhibit - "Inspired by Nature"
Jan
7
to Feb 18

Art Exhibit - "Inspired by Nature"

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.

 

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Where's Bart?
Dec
18
to Dec 31

Where's Bart?

Scavenger Hunt 

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?

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Beer, BBQ, & Botany
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Beer, BBQ, & Botany

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.

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