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Upcoming Events:

Spring  2017                             
Tuesday, March 21  
Landscaping 101:                                         6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Click here
Bring New Life to Your Yard
Monday, April 3                                           
"Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens"               7:00 p.m. Additional Info
Book launch and signing by
Jane von Trapp, CEO
Thursday, April 6
Water Conservation &                                 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m Check it out
Drought Tolerance Program
Saturday, April 22 (rain date April 23)                  
ArborEarth Day                                            10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 (rain date May 20)
Annual Plant Sale                                         9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 11 & Monday, June 12  
Garden Tour                                                  Details coming soon! 
Summer 2017 
Eco Explorer Programs for ages 5 - 11      Sign-up Now!

Nature Explorer Summer Programs
Explore and Create, Discover and Investigate!
8 sessions available from June 26 - August 18 
Junior Explorers ages 5-7 
Eco-Explorers ages 8-11
Contact Director of Education Emily Curry at 203-883-4035 or for more information.

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. This is a free event.

Winter blues?  

Set your sights on spring by planning your garden!
Backyard Gardening Series
at the Silver Educational Center
Landscaping 101: Bring New Life to Your Yard
Tuesday, March 21
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$20 member, $30 non-member    
Instructor: Jane von Trapp
Landscape Designer and Author
The builders have left your dream home sitting on a bare lot. Your older house has landscape flaws or lacks creative planting beds. You'd like to improve the look of the entrance, hide the air conditioning unit, or install a brick walkway. 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.   
Von Trapp has written three how-tos on landscaping Landscape Doctor (Chapters Publishing), Landscaping From the Ground Up (Taunton Press), and Landscape Makeover Book (Taunton Press). She is the U.S. Researcher and Writer for DK's A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and contributor to several other gardening books and magazines. Owner of her own landscaping firm for nearly 20 years, she brings a wealth of ideas and inspiration to the home gardener, both novice and experienced.

Contact Emily Curry at 203-883-4035 or

Is Your College-Aged Child Looking for Summer Employment?

Our summer camp program is expanding, and we are looking for reliable, dedicated college students for seasonal employment. Preference is given to those studying education and/or science, especially botany- or biology-related courses. 
Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Director of Education Emily Curry at


Loft Artist Association Members,
Anne Salthouse, Elizabeth Agresta,
Ellen Gordon and Olga Klymyk  
"Four Artists, Four Directions"
Silver Educational Center Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment

Buy a $25 Doggie Membership and the leash is FREE!
Stop by the Homestead offices (M-F, 9-noon) and enjoy these benefits:
  • Access to 10 hiking trails on 93 acres of a little slice of canine heaven.
  • Free doggie waste bags.
  • Opportunity to meet doggie playmates.
  • Free OPIN dog training classes on Wednesday evenings.
Meet in lower level of Silver Educational Center.
Enter through back door. 
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.

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 Member Benefit
Did you know that through the Arboretum's relationship with the American Horticultural Society, one of the perqs of your membership is free admission and/or additional benefits at over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands? Click the link below to find out more. (Restrictions may apply). If you aren't a Bartlett Arboretum member


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.

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. - noon
$25 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.

  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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Go Green!
Reusable shopping bags with the Bartlett logo are on sale. . 
Available in the Bartlett Homestead. $10/bag.

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