The Bartlett Arboretum will celebrate its 100th anniversary by honoring the grandson of founder Dr. Francis A. Bartlett, Robert and his wife Kate on Friday, October 4th. Kate and Robert Bartlett have been outstanding supporters of the Arboretum, most recently rehabilitating the historic Conifer Garden while continuing to oversee the restoration of the original Bartlett family home.
The Centennial Celebration, which will be held under the tent on the Arboretum’s Great Lawn will be a return to a Bartlett Arboretum tradition, Arbor*Eating. Several local restaurants including Capital Grille and Napa will provide delectable tastings for the event (for a complete list of participating restaurants, please go to bartlettarboretum.org) which will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
Highlighting the Arboretum’s Centennial Celebration, will be an opportunity for 100 sponsors to donate 100 new trees which will replace those damaged by Hurricane Sandy and other storms as well as add new arboreal treasures to the collections. Tree species, placement and naming rights will be based upon the level of each sponsor’s contribution.
Honorary Committee Members for the event include Carol and Michael Fedele, Karen and Gene Wilder, Lori and Frank Mercede and Tom Rich and Suzanne Van Nostrand. The committee chairs are Robin Seldin, Patricia Eggert and Jeanne Blandford.
Tickets will be available online for $100 for members and $150 for non members. Please go to the website, bartlettarboretum.org to purchase tickets.
Proceeds from the Centennial Celebration and other events enable Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to offer outstanding educational opportunities for people of all ages including every second grade student attending Stamford Public Schools. The Bartlett Arboretum also serves at-risk inner city children through both onsite and outreach initiatives and is known for its adult education programs in both Spanish and English. Additionally, Certified Master Gardeners offer the seasonal, Monday – Thursday plant clinic for gardeners during the summer months.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.