Flower Mandala WorkshopThursday, April 18, 2019
6:30 PM 8:30 PM
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Workshop Led By: Michael A. Russo, Trout Lily Farm
Location: Silver Educational Center
Cost: $50 (instruction and material included)
Come join us for this very special workshop on how to make Flower Mandalas. Learn how to harvest and compose a mandala. This engaging workshop is led by Michael A. Russo from Trout Lily Farm.
Michael A. Russo is owner, “farmer- florist, ” and creative force behind Trout Lily Farm. He has been involved in floral design since 2003. Michael is also a certified CT Master Gardener and an inquisitive naturalist, who has a keen awareness of what is available each season. Recently retired from 33 years in a career as an art educator, Michael uses his innate knowledge of color, composition, and balance to create beautiful and unique floral creations for private and commercial clients.
Spaces are limited for this popular workshop.... avoid disappointment and sign up now!
Spend summer at the Bartlett Arboretum!
Our camp programs offer immersion into the natural world through the exploration of the Arboretum's 93 acres of forest and gardens.
Our programming is hands-on and incorporates STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in age appropriate contexts.
In addition to week specific programming, each camp segment allows times during the day for games and relaxation. Our aim is to make nature inviting and engaging.
Camp hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
entering kindergarten to entering 5th grade.
Click to download the 2019 summer camp brochure or visit our website to learn more. Register today to secure your spot!
Member Discount: 15% *
Full Payment is required at registration *
50% refundable up to April 15th *
No refunds after April 15th *
Best discount will be applied up to 25% off
Saturday, April 27
10:00 - 3:00 pm
Mark Your Calendar!
Our annual ArborEarth Festival event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. A fantastic family event with lots of fun activities for all ages! Learn more.
Plant Sale - Save the Date!
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 AM 3:00 PM
This is a very special plant sale! Of course you will be tempted by an alluring selection of native perennials and shrubs. You will be enticed by the sight and scents of our herbs and veggies.
Backyard Gardening Series - Erin Backus Horticultural Therapy
Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:30 PM 8:00 PM
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Would you like to learn more about Horticultural Therapy? A process of using plants, directed by a horticultural therapist, through which people receive psychological, physical, social and/or educational benefits. Erin Backus will share the benefits of human interaction with plants and gardens.
PRE-REGISTER TODAYABOUT ERIN BACKUS:Erin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science from SUNY Cobleskill and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling SUNYBuffalo. She is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Professionally Registered Horticultural Therapist.
Erin works at Silver Hills Hospital as their Horticultural Therapist, New York Botanical Garden as a teacher in their HT certificate program and is the owner of Plant Happiness, LLC. She volunteers her time as the President of the Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network, Board member of the American Horticultural Therapy Association and a Butterfly consultant for the Pawling Nature Reserve in Pawling, NY.
Backyard Gardening Series - Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days by Margaret RoachThursday, June 13, 2019
6:30 PM 8:00 PM
Google Calendar ICSSave the Date! Our 2019 backyard gardening series continues! We are excited to welcome Margaret Roach.
NONSTOP PLANTS: A GARDEN FOR 365 DAYS BY MARGARET ROACH Expressions commonly heard each September like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with Margaret Roach. She has worked for more than 25 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley-Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”
Want to make a garden for all seasons? Margaret loves looking out her windows 365 days a year—not just in “garden season.”
In a slide lecture (followed by Q&A) you’ll hear:
what makes the garden so appealing to nearly 70 species of birds and other welcome wildlife
how to go beyond “outdoor decorating” aimed at pure visual effect, and really engage with the garden through all your senses and emotions (that’s the “woo-woo” part!)
Margaret Roach, after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and The New York Times, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden (dot com) and is author of the 2011 corporate-dropout memoir, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There,” about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature. Her book “The Backyard Parables” (2013) blends garden memoir and how-to advice.
Bartlett's Best Hiking Trails
for You and Your Dog!
Looking for a place that offers fresh air, scenic views, and exercise for both you and your best fur friend? Stamford's Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is one of the few spots in Stamford that satisfy all of those criteria. The property offers 93 acres of beautiful hiking trails. The perfect way to go for a lovely walk and get your dog’s energy out!
WHICH TRAIL SHOULD YOU TAKE? THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT CHOICES BUT HERE ARE THREE OF OUR FAVORITE DOG WALKING TRAILS:
RED OAK TRAIL
From the visitor parking lot, find the kiosk, where you can grab a map of all of the trails. Right next to it, you will find the start of the Red Oak Trail. Follow the red-marked trees to stay on the trail. This trail can be a bit challenging to start off, with large tree roots and rocks throughout. But don't worry—the scenic views are sure to make it worth it! After crossing a long bridge and climbing up a short set of rugged stairs, you and your pup have made it through the most difficult part.
Atop the stairs you should find a sign indicating the intersection between the Red Oak Trail and the Brook Trail. You'll want to take a right on the Brook Trail toward Brookdale Road. This will be a longer, more relaxing stroll through the beautiful wooded trail. Fido is sure to love all of the scenery as much as you do, along with the fresh air and open space to roam. The Brook Trail has several board walks, preventing you from having to take a muddy dog back to your home.
As you near the end of the Brook Trail, you will see a sign for the Pond Trail. The serene view of both the pond and the stunning greenery surrounding it is the perfect reward for finishing your hike! While swimming (for both humans and canines) is not permitted in the pond, take time with your dog to enjoy the view, play in the leaves, and appreciate the world around you.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens dog-friendly hiking trails are waiting for you and Fido to explore! Try out the Red Oak, Brook, and Pond Trails and many more the next time you and your best furry friend come to visit.
Visit our website and learn how you and your dog can become Members and enjoy all the perks that we have to offer including summer Yappy Hours (social hour for you and your dog)! And don’t forget to download our App so that you and your dog can walk and learn your way through beautiful trails at the Bartlett!
On Wednesday evenings, OPIN
(Outreach for Pets in Need) offers FREE dog training classes in our parking lot during good weather, and in our basement-level herbarium in the Silver Educational Center when it’s inclement. Learn More.
Come visit soon. Please don’t
forget to bring a leash for your dog. Enjoy!