Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903


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The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford, Connecticut contains 93 acres of irreplaceable open space highlighting the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer: magnificent award-winning Champion trees, 12 charming garden areas, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife and native habitats.

The Arboretum started in 1913, when Dr. Francis A. Bartlett, an eminent dendrologist and founder of the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, acquired "30 acres more or less" of North Stamford woodland to use as his residence, training school and research laboratory for his company. 

The herbarium has a collection of over 3500 specimens. While most specimens are from the Northeastern United States, the collection also houses material from the Southeastern United States and Adjacent Mexico, the Caribbean, Amazonian Peru, the former Soviet Union and Africa.