Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to Host ArborEarth Day a FREE Family Festival
Food, kids’ activities, music, environmental tips, tree tours, new partnerships, and more.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, co-sponsors Bartlett Tree Experts and LaRocca’s Country Market, are proud to host the ArborEarth Day Family Festival in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 (rain or shine) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road in Stamford. Admission is free.
“After months of nor’easters and lots of lost trees, we are excited to give back to the community with a celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day! We continue to strengthen partnerships with like-minded organizations to educate and foster environmental stewardship in Fairfield County and beyond,” said Jane von Trapp, CEO of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens.
This year Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens starts the celebration giving back to the Stamford community with a Red Maple tree planting at the Mill River Park. Mayor David Martin will lead the ceremony. This tree planting symbolizes the Bartlett’s continued effort to unite other organizations to make an impact in our community.
They continue the festivities with the ArborEarth Day Family Festival. The Wilton Pollinator Pathway organization will be present– an initiative to help create wildlife corridors to attract pollinators. Come learn how you can impact the environment on your own property – planting native pollinators – friendly plants, shrubs and trees to help attract wildlife. Other organizations that will be present include Greenwich Land Trust (GLT), and the South West Conservation District – more organizations to bring their expertise to the Stamford Community!
While enjoying Festival activities, attendees will also learn from Master Gardeners how to care about and conserve earth’s resources. Families will enjoy listening to music; touring the Bartlett Arboretum’s garden and green house; viewing tree climbing, planting demonstrations and visiting our information booths and learning about composting, and invasive and native plants. Bartlett Tree Experts will be giving away seedlings to all who attend.
Special activities for children include touch a truck, storytelling, face painting, scavenger hunt, crafting, gardening, composting, and more.
Extra event parking will be available for guests at The Church of the Holy Spirit on Scofieldtown Road in Stamford. A shuttle will bring you to the Bartlett just a few yards down the road. More information is available on the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens website at http://www.bartlettarboretum.org/.