Tim Currie's Motown Review
Jul
2
5:00 pm17:00

Tim Currie's Motown Review

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.

Monthly Perennial Tour
Jul
6
9:30 am09:30

Monthly Perennial Tour

FREE! 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 growing the flowers in these gardens. 

 

Highlights Tour
Jul
6
4:00 pm16:00

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 4:00 p.m.

 Art Reception
Jul
9
1:00 pm13:00

Art Reception

FREE! Opening reception for the Art at the Bart's next exhibition, "Another Kind of Garden," is for Loft Artist Association Member Lina Morielli. Morielli is a contemporary artist who creates mixed media art that reveals her appreciation for all that we have in common.

Abbie Gardner Concert
Jul
9
5:00 pm17:00

Abbie Gardner Concert

Our Summer Sunday Concert Series continues with Abbie Gardner. Abbie Gardner shows her prodigious writing chops in her album, Hope. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie. Sponsor: Mike and Betsy Stone.

Cookie Thomas Concert
Jul
16
5:00 pm17:00

Cookie Thomas Concert

The music saga continues with our next concert. Richard 'Cookie' Thomas draws his inspiration from the likes of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Hartman. You can hear a bit of each when Richard sings. Sponsor: Anonymous.

Highlights Tour
Jul
17
10:30 am10:30

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 10:30 a.m.

Champion Trees Tour
Jul
23
3:30 pm15:30

Champion Trees Tour

FREE! Advanced Master Gardeners Dawn Fiss and Greg Moonie will give a tour of the Bartlett's Conncecticut and New England Champion trees and other notable and interesting trees around the great lawn. The tour should last approximately 60 minutes. Flat shoes recommended. Meet in front of the Silver Education Center at 3:30 p.m. 

 Highlights Tour
Jul
30
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.  

Barons Concert
Jul
30
5:00 pm17:00

Barons Concert

It's Doo Wop time! The Barons are one of the Tri-State's hottest "oldies" groups with over 30 years of performing experience.The vocalists consist of three males and one female and are supported by five dedicated musicians. 

Monthly Perennial Tour
Aug
3
9:30 am09:30

Monthly Perennial Tour

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 Mickey Leonard Project
Aug
13
5:00 pm17:00

The Mickey Leonard Project

Veteran musician Mickey Leonard has assembled an impressive ensemble of fellow top notch players and singers. They set a very high standard and strictly adhere to it. A great time is guaranteed for all!

Maria Tiscia with Rio Bound
Aug
20
5:00 pm17:00

Maria Tiscia with Rio Bound

Samba time! If you love Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66, you will love this band! Perfect for any age to dance away to, and to have fun! When Maria Tiscia was invited to play at Stamford's Alive at Five "Jazz Up July" series, little did she know it would change her musical focus. 

Sister Sun Concert
Aug
27
5:00 pm17:00

Sister Sun Concert

This is the last concert of our Summer Sunday Concert Series. Sister Sun is a Family Folk Band. Consisting of Dave, Dianne, Jenna Colavito, Kate Gunn and Joe Colavito. They play shows on a monthly basis and are sometimes seen in the caribbean. Sponsor: Susan and Paul Duarte.

Monthly Perennial Tour
Sep
7
9:30 am09:30

Monthly Perennial Tour

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.

 

 First Thursdays in the Perennial Gardens
Oct
5
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 last one of the season!

 

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 and inspire dancers, 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.


Highlights Tour
Jun
26
10:30 am10:30

Highlights Tour

Join the new class of docents as they give you a tour of six highlights of the Arboretum and gardens, including tales of the Charter Oak and the Dinosaur Tree.  Suitable for visitors of all ages. Tour will last approximately 45 minutes. Meet in front of Silver Education Center. 

 

The Kerry Boys Concert
Jun
25
5:00 pm17:00

The Kerry Boys Concert

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens looks forward to continuing our Summer Sunday Concert Series for 2017! With their signature vocal harmonies and high energy instrumentation, The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun! 

Herb Garden Tour
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Herb Garden Tour

Master Gardeners responsible for the design and maintenance of the Herb Garden will be available to discuss specific herbs located in the four quadrants, representing culinary, medicinal, fragrance and economic uses.

Rock the Bart
Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Rock the Bart

This full day of rock is sure to be a blast! Join us for the third annual Rock the Bart, a co-fundraiser for the Bartlett Arboretum and the Saint Joseph Parenting Center. Bring a lawn chair and pack a picnic. Leashed dogs welcome too!

Bartlett Arboretum Highlights Tour
Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

Bartlett Arboretum Highlights Tour

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.  The tour should last approximately 45 minutes.  Meet in front of the Silver Education Building at 11:00 a.m.. FREE!

Please pre-register to reserve your place. (Registering helps track visitors to the Bartlett).    

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.

Garden Tour
Jun
11
Jun 12

Garden Tour

This year’s Garden Tour is about experiencing the amazing variety of gardens in our broader community. The expanded range of venues includes three in Stamford, one in New Canaan and two in Chappaqua, as well as the Bartlett Arboretum home grounds. Each venue offers something unique and different -- small, mid-size or large, there are things to catch every person’s eye or fancy and provide gardeners of all skill levels with ideas that they can embrace and use.

Bartlett Arboretum Highlights Tour
Jun
8
4:00 pm16:00

Bartlett Arboretum Highlights Tour

Join the new class of prospective 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 children of all ages.  The tour should last approximately 45 minutes.  Meet in front of the Silver Education Building at 4:00 p.m. FREE!

Please pre-register to reserve your place. (Registering helps track visitors to the Bartlett).     

Perennial Gardens Design Tour
Jun
4
11:00 am11:00

Perennial Gardens Design Tour

Learn what to plant in sunny or shady locales in your garden when Advanced Master Gardeners Nedra Gillette, Cathy Lynch and Beth Miller introduce visitors to the Cottage Garden, the Perennial Boarder, and the Sundial Garden. The Master Gardeners will identify the various early Spring perennials and bulbs currently in bloom and answer your gardening and design questions. Meet in the front of the Silver Education Center at 11 a.m. FREE!

Please pre-register to reserve your place. (Registering helps track visitors to the Bartlett).

First Thursdays in the Perennial Gardens
Jun
1
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.

 

Plant Sale
May
20
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!

Tomato & Potato Planting Demonstration
May
17
10:00 am10:00

Tomato & Potato Planting Demonstration

Are you planning on buying tomato plants at the Bartlett Plant Sale?  Do you want to know the best way to plant and care for them?  Do you want to grow potatoes, but aren’t sure how?  Then join the UConn Extension Master Gardeners who tend the Bartlett’s Vegetable Garden on May 17 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  The Master Gardeners will demonstrate planting techniques for tomatoes and potatoes, and answer your questions about how to care for these plants to maximize your harvest.  Contact Jennifer Jackson at jshacjack@gmail.com with questions.

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. 

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.

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.