The mission of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is to provide a sanctuary to explore, enjoy, and learn about the habitats of the natural world.
To inspire generations to care about and conserve Earth’s resources.
CORE OPERATING VALUES
At the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, we value:
We seek to grow community by engaging the public through membership, volunteerism, and programs that connect people to each other and to the environment.
Environmental Education & Research
We provide Master Gardening, horticulture, STEM-based and nature-based experiential education programs, and horticultural research opportunities.
Health and Creativity
We provide quality exercise, music, gardening, nutrition, art, and other creative programs through which people can discover nature through all of the senses.
Nurturing and Inspiration
We strive to ensure that all generations have the opportunity to appreciate and interact with nature.
Outdoor Enjoyment & Recreation
We maintain 93 acres of gardens, collections, trails, habitats, and ecosystems for all to enjoy and embrace.
We are committed to conserving the legacy of champion, notable and important trees, and our treasured historical oasis for present and future generations.
We advocate for and educate about environmentally responsible ways of life.
A Welcoming Environment
We cultivate a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary and invite all members of our vibrant and diverse community to come and enjoy it.