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Looking for a fun & educational day camp for upcoming school vacations and summer?


March 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Come on by to get a taste of what we do at camp! 

We'll play a few games and explore our plant collections

and answer questions about Camp Bart.

  The Bartlett is offering a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, math) day camp for ages 5-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with after-care available through 5 p.m.) for February and April vacation weeks and for ages 4-11 for summer. Lots of nature-related themes from rain forest ecology to reptiles and amphibians will be taught in an engaging, hands-on environment.


For details and VACATION CAMP registration, please click here. 

For details and SUMMER CAMP registration, please click here.

For additional questions, please contact 
Director of Children's Education Todd DuPont, 203-883-4035


Free Greenhouse Workshop

Thursday, March 3
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Silver Educational Center

(Snow date March 10)

This free workshop will be conducted by Leanne Pundt, UCONN Extension Educator in Commercial Horticulture. The workshop will primarily be concentrating on Integrated Pest Management and best greenhouse practices. The first 1 1/2 hours will be in the Silver Educational Center. The last half hour of class will take place in the greenhouse. 

                           Please RSVP to, 203-487-5263


After Dark at the Bart

                      SATURDAY, MARCH 5

                      6:00-8:30 PM

                      FREE ADMISSION



Join us at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens for a fantastic

night of movies, games, and yummy snacks. We may even

take a twilight stroll. Everything looks different at night…

RSVP by March 1 to Hannah Heyman,, 203.883.4035


Connecticut Master Gardener Symposium XXIII

"Gardening Gone Native"

Connecticut College, New London, CT

March 19, 2016

Registration begins 8 a.m.
Opening speaker 9 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Art Wolk, "Bulb Forcing for Beginners and the Seriously Smitten"

Closing Speaker: Dan Jaffe, " Where the Wild Things Are: Native Plants for Pollinators"

The Connecticut Master Gardener Association invites all Master Gardeners and anyone interested in nature and gardening to attend this daylong event.

The admission price of $65 for CMGA members and their guests, and $85 for the general public includes a light breakfast, lunch, access to two workshops, speakers, vendors, free raffle, and a silent auction. Click here for additional information or to register online. Master Gardeners can earn two AMG educational credits by attending the symposium.



Christa Forrest

"The Journey Beyond: exploring new paths toward my creative soul"

Silver Educational Center Gallery


Sunday, March 6

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Join us in the gallery of the Silver Educational Center for a wine and cheese reception for our next art installation. Christa is a Stamford artist specializing in pastel, oil, acrylic and mixed media. Her work is a mixture of realism, exploration, experimentation and pure fun. Christa is a member of Stamford's Loft Artists Association and exhibits throughout Fairfield County and New York. Click here to see Christa's Creative Soul Art website 


Barbara Mathis

"A Span of Creativity, Old and New" 

Silver Educational Center Gallery

Through February 27

Barbara Mathis is a figurative painter whose works are in many private collections and have been featured in many juried and invitational exhibitions including those at  the Katonah Museum, Merrill Lynch, and Greenwich Arts Society among other venues. Oil is her chosen medium because like people, it has so many facets to explore. Click here to see Barbara's website.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, February 27.


Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Weekends by appointment.

Chairpersons needed for fall fundraising event

The Events Committee is looking for volunteers to help with planning and organizing  
our major fundraiser scheduled for fall of 2016.

Many opportunities available; please email Gretchen Orr at, 203-487-5263


OPIN Dog Training 

Meet in the basement of the Silver Educational Center

(Enter through the basement door in the back).

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 Gretchen Orr to book your event!, 203-487-5263


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