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24 May 2016  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

On Saturday May 25, our doors will open at 9 AM for a tour as part of the Alumni Weekend celebrations. This is for alumni only, and all reservations should be made through the Alumni Office at Yale University. We will be offering coffee and continental breakfast.

24 May 2016  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

We will open our doors to the general public on Saturday, May 25 as part of our outreach program. Tropical fruit trees, orchids, desert denizens, carnivorous plants and many more are all on display, with interpretive tours offered on the hour starting at 11, the last one at 2. Admission is free and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted. Hours 11-3. For more information, call 203-432-6320.

22 April 2016  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

We would like to welcome all visitors as we open our doors on Sunday April 24, at 11. Docent-led tours will start on the hour, with interpretation of the desert house, the carnivorous plant collection and the tropical greenhouses. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Doors close at 3 with the last tour starting at 2.

23 March 2016  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

During the academic year, we offer open hours at the garden on the last Sunday of the month. Normally. But because of the Easter Holiday, we are moving the event to the following weekend, hence 'The Last Shall Be First.' Please join us on April 3 as we throw the doors open to our tropical plant collection, our desert house and the carnivorous plant display. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

21 December 2015  |  Posted by Eric

We will be closed from 1 PM on Wednesday Dec. 23 until 9 AM on January 4. We are sorry for this inconvenience for visitors, but we encourage our staff, volunteers and student interns to spend time with friends and family. Happy Holidays and we will see you next year!

20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

We want our employees and docents to enjoy the full weekend with families and loved ones, so the greenhouses will be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 25 to 9:00 AM Monday November 30. The grounds are open for walk throughs.

 

20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week
October 30, 2015
Common Witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana
 
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20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week
November 6, 2015
Fig and Anachronistic Daffodil
Ficus carica and Narcissus species
 
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20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week
November 13, 2015

Last of the Roses
Rosa x Charmian
 
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20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

The greenhouses will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, as we give our employees and docent volunteers the chance to enjoy the entire weekend with friends and family. The grounds are always available, so please visit for a walk through the muted late fall landscape.

28 October 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

Join us on Friday December 11, as we throw open our doors and roll out the red carpets for an evening in the happy present tense. Light refreshments, live music and a tour of the glass houses will provide for an evening of light hearted entertainment, toe-tapping rhythms and some slight edification on who we are, what we do and to some extent why we do it. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.

28 October 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

Join us at Marsh Hall, 360 Prospect Street, on Thursday November 5 for the highly anticipated Green Cafe presentation on coffee. Gina Gerfao and Benjamin Toalston from Blue State Coffee will provide some insight into the culture, the brewing and the taste of coffee. Come prepared to taste the different types, the roasting regines and blends provided. Admission is free and all are welcome.