Plan a Visit
With 12 gardens and hundreds of new species to discover, the Bartlett is a living classroom for people of all ages to experience and enjoy nature. Whether you are looking for an enchanting environment to discover, exploring the grounds with a four-legged friend, researching a particular variety of plant, or attending one of our events here's what you need to know about visiting the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens.
Hours and General Information
Grounds: Dawn until dusk, every day
Office: 9:00 to 4:00, Monday through Friday
Closed: Special events may cause an early closing of Garden areas and buildings. See our calendar of events for updates.
Admission: Free (select special events require the purchase of tickets)
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A lot of love (and sweat) goes into maintaining our grounds and community programming. Show your support with a donation.
Directions: By car and mass transportation.
Restrooms: Restrooms and changing stations are located in the Silver Education Building
Experiencing the Bartlett
Explore Our Trails: Walk miles of trails that will take you through beautiful gardens, past champion trees, and into native Connecticut habitats, alongside colonial stonewalls and over pristine wetlands. Our trails are perfect for children (and dogs) of all ages. Map
Audio Tour: Before your next visit, download our mobile app to take a self-directed audio and visual tour, answering your questions about our collections and history. Learn more
Events: From classical and rock concerts to tours and family events, we always have something planned to connect you to nature and our community. See the schedule
Family Outings & Education: We encourage the entire family to visit us to learn more about nature. In fact, we see every second grader in Stamford as part of our mission to share the importance of environmental preservation. Want your kids to learn more? See our Summer Camp programs.
Fitness: Whether your idea of a workout is a 5-mile run or a rousing half hour of Pokémon Go, we encourage you to make the Bartlett part of your routine.
We pride ourselves on being an open and welcoming space for everyone. In order to maintain this spirit, please follow these important guidelines:
Do stay on the trails.
Do keep dogs leashed at all times (exceptions allowed when attending one of our dog training camps).
Do keep children within sight.
Do be respectful of your fellow explorers.
Do dispose of any trash in its designated receptacles.
Do share your positive experiences with friends!
Don't pick flowers or climb trees.
Don’t build fires.
Don't smoke or bring alcoholic beverages to the grounds.
Don't use the grounds as the site of your new contact football league. Please keep any sports that could cause a disturbance or harm to yourself or other visitors out of the Bartlett. (May we recommend one of Stamford’s many public parks, instead.)