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ArborEarth Day

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ArborEarth Day is a fun family festival! As the original home of Dr. Frances Bartlett, 'the father of arboriculture,' the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is the perfect location to welcome guests in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day. Families will enjoy listening to music, touring the Bartlett's gardens and greenhouse, viewing tree climbing and planting demonstrations and visiting our booths to learn about gardening, nature, conservation, and sustainability. Kids will also love learning about backyard critters and pollinators, face painting, storytelling, composting, riding in a cherry picker, and crafting. This is a FREE event and lunch will be available for purchase.

Festival Activities: 

(For a complete agenda and information about booths. Click here)

TIME                        ACTIVITY                                       LOCATION

11:00 & 1:00             Story Telling                                   Under the Heartnut Tree

11:00-2:00               Face Painting                                  Great Lawn

All Day                     Touch a Truck and Chip Truck       Great Lawn

All Day                     Tree Climbing Demos                     Great Lawn

All Day                     Green House Tours                         Green House

All Day                     Scavenger Hunt                              Starts at Bartlett Education Booth        

All Day                     Children’s Composting                   Bartlett Arboretum Education Booth  

All Day                     DIY Masquerade Butterfly Masks    Silver Educational Center 

All Day                     Build Your Own Flower                    Silver Educational Center 

All Day                     Pollinator Word Search                    Silver Educational Center 

All Day                     Floor Puzzles and Artifacts              Silver Educational Center 

All Day                     Sun Print Creation                             Silver Educational Center


LaRocca’s Country Market: For delicious lunches, of which all proceeds go to the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens. The Ashforth Company: For generously providing a shuttle service to transport guests to and from the Arboretum. Bartlett Tree Experts: For their dedicated expertise and resources that help make the Arboretum bloom.

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