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School Programs

Nestled among the historic landscape of Southwestern New England the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a natural preserve like no other in this region. The property features 91 acres of irreplaceable open space highlighting the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer: magnificent award-winning champion trees, charming gardens, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife and native habitats.

A wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life, we serve as a leading recreational and educational resource for area residents and visitors of all ages. For weekend gardeners to budding young botanists, the Bartlett offers a place to relax, learn and play.

Schools visiting Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens will be engaged by staff members in the children’s education department who have extensive experience working with preschool through high school students. Each program is designed to dovetail with the Connecticut Science Standards and the Arboretum will work carefully with each school to make sure the program fits the needs of the students attending. Each one of our programs focuses on hands on and inquiry based activities that will leave your students excited, connected to the natural world and wanting to learn more.

If you are interested in scheduling a school trip to the Arboretum please contact Director of Children's Education, Todd DuPont, for more information.

Download the School Programs brochure