The mission of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is to provide a sanctuary to explore, enjoy, and learn about the habitats of the natural world.
We accomplish this by:
- Preserving a 93-acre sanctuary of southwest New England natural ecosystems for generations to explore and enjoy
- Providing comprehensive environmental, horticulture and plant science educational programs for children and adults
- Providing opportunities for recreation, enjoyment and exploration of the natural world for all ages
- Maintaining a diverse collection of trees, gardens and plants that celebrate biodiversity and reflect the ecology and character of our region
- Promoting conservation and principles of sustainable landscape management
Plan a Visit
With 12 gardens and hundreds of new species to discover, the Bartlett is a living classroom for people of all ages to experience and enjoy nature. Whether you are looking for an enchanting environment to discover, exploring the grounds with a four-legged friend, researching a particular variety of plant, or attending one of our events here’s what you need to know about visiting the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens.