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Bartlett’s Spring Tour of Private Gardens

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens’ Spring Garden Tour will take place on Tuesday, June 7, showcasing five private gardens, in addition to the Arboretum’s themed gardens. The Tour’s destinations were selected for their vegetable gardens, creative use of space, and beauty. UConn Master Gardeners will be on hand at each garden to answer questions on horticulture and gardening practices, and there will be plein air artists and musicians in the gardens. Participants may also enjoy a tented luncheon on the beautiful Arboretum grounds and a Patron Party on Sunday, June 5. This will be an evening of catered hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a Broadway Cabaret performance by Christina Connors. Patron Party tickets include complimentary admission to the Tour and Luncheon. The Garden Boutique, featuring specialty household and garden items and apparel, will be open on June 7 for visitors. The Bartlett is a rare resource in the heart of Fairfield County, with an extraordinary diversity of plant species and habitats, rare and exquisite collections, and a staff of specialists. Proceeds will support the environmental programs of the Arboretum and the upkeep of the 91-acre living museum.

Event Times:
The Patron Party on Sunday, June 5 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Garden Tour on Tuesday, June 7 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Tented Luncheon on June 7 will be held from noon to 2 p.m.
The Garden Boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 7.

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is located at 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, off the Merritt Parkway, exit 35. For Tour and Patron Party tickets, phone 203.322.697 or visit

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