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Family Program
Our  Education Department is hosting a family event,
"Amazing Adaptations".
See details below.
Our administrative offices will be closed in honor of the holiday.
The Grounds are Open!
The trails, gardens and walking paths are open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. Come by for a hike or to walk your dog.

Family Drop-in Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Amazing Adaptations!
No reservation necessary.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Spend some time in the Bartlett Greenhouse!  Join us for an all-ages program exploring the extraordinary diversity of plants.  We will look at the ways in which plants are adapted to survive in their many environments from temperate forest, to desert, to tropical rainforest.  We'll also explore what plants need to grow.  Each participant will pot-up a special plant to take home.  
Contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17  or for more information or to sign up.  Program is limited to 20 children accompanied by adults. 
$5 per child/members, $7 per child non-members.  Adults attend free!


Please Join Us for a 
Milk Jug 
Propagation Workshop
Saturday , January 21 
10 a.m. - Noon
Bartlett Arboretum Greenhouse


Come learn how to start your seeds in gallon milk jugs and get a head start on the growing season! Bring to the class a gallon milk jug container cleaned, and rinsed 
 with a 10% bleach solution.

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

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens 
is a Sponsor of the
9th Annual Darwin Day Dinner
Saturday, February 11
The Waters Edge at Giovannis 
2748 Boston Post Road, Darien CT 
6 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7 p.m. Full Course Dinner
Chasing Birds with Satellites:
Taking the Pulse of the Planet
a presentation by Yale Professor Walter Jetz
Professor Jetz is the Director of the new Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, 
and will showcase work by his group in collaboration with NASA and biodiversity monitoring efforts worldwide.
This event is a celebration of science, evolution, and Charles Darwin.
Pay by check: $68 per person, discounted to $63 if received by Feb. 4.
Pay online by credit card or Paypal: $70.28 discounted to $65.13 if received by Feb. 6.
Or click here for an online Reservation Form. Questions, please contact John at (646) 221-9134 or


Current Exhibitor:
Loft Artist Association Member,
Joseph Dermody
"Counterpoint and Pathway"
Silver Educational Center Gallery
through 3/8/17
Joseph currently identifies himself as an Dimensional Expressionist. His love for music, painting, sculpture and structural design have been synergistically cultivated from early childhood and continues to influence his work across disciplines. His classical training, combined with a desire for experimentation has led to an awareness and freedom that allows for a continuous evolution of creativity and artistry. Click here to see Joseph's work.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment

UCONN Extension Master Gardener Coordinator
at the Bartlett Arboretum
Part-time 16 hours per week position beginning in January. Send resume and cover letter to:
Sarah Bailey
Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Youth Gardening Coordinator
UConn Extension 

American Orchid Society 
 Northeast Judging Center 
Orchid Auction 
& Holiday Party 
Saturday, January 21
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

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.

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Professional Landscaper Classes
Do you want to advance your career in landscaping and/or tree care?
The Bartlett Arboretum is the only location in Fairfield County that offers courses to prepare students to become certified arborists.  We also offer a course that prepares students to obtain their Supervisory Pesticide Applicator License for Ornamentals and Turf.
Click on the link to our website for more information:
or contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17
Registration is open.  Courses begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Winter School Programs
Bring your class or after school group to visit the Bartlett Arboretum this winter!  Our winter school program offerings include:
* Opportunities to explore tropical plants in our greenhouse 
* Hands-on investigations of decomposition and indoor composting
* Experience our stunning winter landscape while learning about plant (and animal) winter survival strategies 
Click on the link to our website for more information: School Programs
or contact Emily Curry at 203-322-6971 ex. 17
Winter school/after-school programs run from Tuesday, January 3 - Friday, March 17, 2017.

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 Honey While It Lasts!
1 lb. $15
2 lbs. $25
Available in the Bartlett Homestead
2nd Floor
Monday - Friday 
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Go Green!
Buy a Bartlett Reusable Shopping Bag!
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.

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!

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Want to know when you made your last donation?
Email Angela MacManus, our membership administrator, at

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