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Our friend, Rick Silver, has made a generous challenge to the Bartlett Arboretum community: if we can raise at least $25,000 during our Fall Annual Fund drive, Rick will donate $25,000 to support our children's education programs and camp scholarships. 
Your support is critical to our continued success.


American Orchid Society Northeast Judging Center 
Orchid Auction 
& Holiday Party 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Auction Preview 9:30 a.m.
Silver Educational Center
-Auction of many rare and choice orchids
-Special raffle of a premier orchid plant
-Complimentary buffet lunch

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!

Why Leaves Change Color
Bartlett Arboretum CEO Jane von Trapp gives NBC News a tour of the beautiful fall foliage on display at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens.

Bartlett Honey Arriving 10/26!
1 lb. $15
2 lbs. $25
Available in the Bartlett Homestead
2nd Floor
Monday - Friday 
9:00 a.m. - noon

Great Holiday and Hostess Gift!
Don't Forget to Buy Some for Yourself!
Reusable shopping bags with the Bartlett logo are on sale now. They fold into an attached pouch. Buy a bunch and keep them in your 
car or purse. 
Available in the Bartlett Homestead
2nd Floor
Monday - Friday 
9:00 a.m. - Noon

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.

The UConn Extension Master Gardener program is now accepting applications for 2017!
Are you an avid gardener who wants to give back to the community? A person with an interest in horticulture looking for an opportunity to learn more? A citizen interested in fostering sustainability in your 
neighborhood? Then the UConn Extension Master Gardener
program is for you!

Bring your school or after-school group to visit the Bartlett!

Check out our 2016-2017 programs brochure below. We can also design a customized experience for your group.
We ask that self-guided groups schedule their visits in advance, but there is no charge to visit our grounds. Please contact Emily Curry, director of education, for more information

Yoga Hikes 

Sundays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet on the Homestead Terrace at the Bartlett Arboretum
$15/class members, $20/class non-members


A Yoga Hike begins with stretches and a short reflection. The class then hikes, keeping in mind yogic principles of movement, and taking "Yoga Breaks" in serene spots throughout the woods. People of all ages and yogic ability can enjoy unwinding in nature through a Yoga Hike. 

Contact: Viki Boyko, RYT Certified Yoga Instructor,  203-570-4291


Current Exhibitor: Loft Artist Association Member, Mark Macrides
Silver Educational Center Gallery 
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment
Macrides, who has historically worked in oils, was inspired by a museum visit to begin working in collage 2 years ago.  He describes his experience with the medium as "liberating" and enjoyed the opportunity it presented to work in shorter durations of time. "I wanted to create a series of work that reflects the materials we come into contact with on a daily basis but in a way that inspires mystery and awe." 

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. - 11:30 a.m.
$20 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.

Leashed dogs are always 
welcome on our trails and 
throughout the grounds!

Please Observe The Bartlett Arboretum's

"No Smoking, No Campfire" 
To maintain the beauty of the Arboretum, and ensure 
an even healthier, cleaner and safer experience for visitors 
(and the trees!), smoking and campfires are prohibited 
throughout the grounds.
We thank you and appreciate your cooperation!

Not sure if if your membership is current?
Want to know when you made your last donation?
Email Angela MacManus, our membership administrator, at

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Did you know that you can self-tour Bartlett Arboretum with our Mobile Tour App?

Download the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Mobile App
from the App store on your phone.


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OPIN Dog Training 

Meet in the main parking lot for outside training

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 Lorraine McLean to book your event!


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Donor Honor Roll/Annual Report.