Stamford arboretum filled with enchanting gardens and rare trees
A Stamford arboretum filled with enchanting gardens and rare trees could make for the perfect winter day trip.
Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford, Connecticut features 93 acres of land.
The property was originally a laboratory and a training ground for Dr. Francis Bartlett who founded the Bartlett Tree Experts.
The grounds are home to both native and rare trees.
Some trees that flourish on the property are native to China and Australia.
Chief Executive Officer Jane Von Trapp says some trees are as old as 100 years, and that workers continue to groom and maintain the legacy trees that were planted on the grounds originally.
The grounds are also home to a greenhouse that holds orchids and cactuses.
The arboretum also offers hiking trails and a pond.
"I think that this is a respite, I think the fact that you can be alone, or you can bring your family and be together and be safe, and enjoy what winter has to bring that you normally would not notice," Trapp says.