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American Orchid Society Northeast Judging Center 
Orchid Auction 
& Holiday Party 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Auction Preview 9:30 a.m.
Silver Educational Center
-Auction of many rare and choice orchids
-Special raffle of a premier orchid plant
-Complimentary buffet lunch

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Professional Landscaper Classes
Do you want to advance your career in landscaping and/or tree care?
The Bartlett Arboretum is the only location in Fairfield County that offers courses to prepare students to become certified arborists.  We also offer a course that prepares students to obtain their Supervisory Pesticide Applicator License for Ornamentals and Turf.
Click on the link to our website for more information:
or contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17
Registration is open.  Courses begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Winter School Programs
Bring your class or after school group to visit the Bartlett Arboretum this winter!  Our winter school program offerings include:
* Opportunities to explore tropical plants in our greenhouse 
* Hands-on investigations of decomposition and indoor composting
* Experience our stunning winter landscape while learning about plant (and animal) winter survival strategies 
Click on the link to our website for more information: School Programs
or contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17
Winter school/after-school programs run from Tuesday, January 3 - Friday, March 17, 2017.

Family Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
Amazing Adaptations!
Monday, January 16, 2017
Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Spend some time in the Bartlett Greenhouse!  Join us for an all-ages program exploring the extraordinary diversity of plants.  We will look at the ways in which plants are adapted to survive in their many environments from temperate forest, to desert, to tropical rainforest.  We'll also explore what plants need to grow.  Each participant will pot-up a special plant to take home.  
Contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17  or for more information or to sign up.  Program is limited to 20 children accompanied by adults. 
$5 per child/members, $7 per child non-members.  Adults attend free!

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities Abound at the Bartlett!

The year ahead promises to be a very exciting one at the Bartlett Arboretum!  We are actively seeking volunteers to:
     -Help our board, committees, and task forces implement our new strategic plan.
     -Help us plan an exciting array of events. 
If you are interested, please send a brief e-mail with your interests and qualifications to Regina Campfield at  Thank you for your interest in helping us thrive and grow!

Bartlett Honey Arriving 10/26!
1 lb. $15
2 lbs. $25
Available in the Bartlett Homestead
2nd Floor
Monday - Friday 
9:00 a.m. - noon

Great Holiday and Hostess Gift!
Don't Forget to Buy Some for Yourself!
Reusable shopping bags with the Bartlett logo are on sale now. They fold into an attached pouch. Buy a bunch and keep them in your 
car or purse. 
Available in the Bartlett Homestead
2nd Floor
Monday - Friday 
9:00 a.m. - Noon

New Member Benefit from
White Flower Farm!
For all new and renewing members, 
we'll forward a White Flower Farm 20% discount card with your membership material.

Yoga Hikes 

Sundays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet on the Homestead Terrace at the Bartlett Arboretum
$15/class members, $20/class non-members


A Yoga Hike begins with stretches and a short reflection. The class then hikes, keeping in mind yogic principles of movement, and taking "Yoga Breaks" in serene spots throughout the woods. People of all ages and yogic ability can enjoy unwinding in nature through a Yoga Hike. 

Contact: Viki Boyko, RYT Certified Yoga Instructor,  203-570-4291


Current Exhibitor: Loft Artist Association Member, Mark Macrides
Silver Educational Center Gallery 
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment
Macrides, who has historically worked in oils, was inspired by a museum visit to begin working in collage 2 years ago.  He describes his experience with the medium as "liberating" and enjoyed the opportunity it presented to work in shorter durations of time. "I wanted to create a series of work that reflects the materials we come into contact with on a daily basis but in a way that inspires mystery and awe." 

Join Kathie Milligan's Art Class & Learn 
How to Draw Natural Forms of Life

Meet at the Silver Educational Center
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$20 per class

Learn to develop a natural, individual drawing style using forms from nature as your subject. Through close observation we will examine various types of organic forms and explore each form's unique qualities. Movement, use of positive and negative space, exaggeration, choice of composition and employment of light are some of the means of imparting individual materials that will lead us to our discoveries. Please email Kathie Milligan at for more information.

Leashed dogs are always 
welcome on our trails and 
throughout the grounds!

Please Observe The Bartlett Arboretum's

"No Smoking, No Campfire" 
To maintain the beauty of the Arboretum, and ensure 
an even healthier, cleaner and safer experience for visitors 
(and the trees!), smoking and campfires are prohibited 
throughout the grounds.
We thank you and appreciate your cooperation!

Not sure if if your membership is current?
Want to know when you made your last donation?
Email Angela MacManus, our membership administrator, at

Did you know that you can self-tour Bartlett Arboretum with our Mobile Tour App?

Download the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Mobile App
from the App store on your phone.


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OPIN Dog Training 

Meet in the main parking lot for outside training

Outreach to Pets in Need, OPIN is offering FREE dog training every Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30.  Rob Mullin, Trainer, K-9 Wizard & Co  begins the hour class at 6:30. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination and your dog's license as well as a six foot training leash!

  Plan your next event at the Arboretum!

   The Arboretum offers many untraditional and traditional opportunities for your next party!  

   Contact Lorraine McLean to book your event!


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Donor Honor Roll/Annual Report.