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Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens follows the history of this exquisite Stamford, Connecticut, gem from its genesis as a tree research lab and a training school for arborists to today’s 93 acres of irreplaceable open space. It highlights the best of what Connecticut’s native landscape has to offer: magnificent award-winning champion trees, charming gardens, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. As the original home of Francis A. Bartlett, the founder of the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, the grounds were developed with his favorite trees, including nut trees, small flowering trees, and conifers, from around the world. This is a fascinating story about the passing of the property from Bartlett to the State of Connecticut to the City of Stamford, the hundreds of volunteers who have advocated and toiled to keep the arboretum beautiful and accessible to the public, and the impressive century-old plants.
Number of Pages: 95
Genre: History, Photography, Travel
Series Title: Images of Modern America
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: S. Jane Von Trapp
Street Date: April 3, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-7534
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