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19 June 2015  |  Posted by Eric

Because of vacation and other staffing issues, we will not be hosting Last Sunday of the Month open hours for June and July. We will restart this popular program on Sunday August 30. Join us then!

3 March 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

Ian Sussex, professor emeritus of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Dept. at Yale and Nancy Kerk will provide some information and lead a discussion on the history of our food crops. Please join us at 4 PM on Thursday March 5. All are welcome, admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.


12 February 2015  |  Posted by Eric

We are 'enjoying' a true throw-back New England winter, with snow every few days followed by bitter cold. We were closed for one day earlier but we do not anticipate a closure unless the weather changes drastically. Parking right now is at a premium, so if you plan to visit, please call ahead and we'll do our best to make sure our lot has space for you. It's a great time to be in the greenhouses, with papaya and bananas ripening, lots of flowers opening and we offer a great respite from the snow and cold. There is always a cup of tea waiting... Read more »

26 January 2015  |  Posted by Eric

Due to the impending snow storm, we will be sending all personnel home to be safe and sound, at noon on Monday Jan. 25. We anticipate that Tuesday will be even more inclement, so we will be closed from noon Jan. 25 until 8 AM Wednesday Jan. 27. If snowfall exceeds predicted levels, even that Wednesday date may be at risk.

Be safe, be warm and be well.

20 January 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

The last Sunday of every month (except Dec., June and July) we open our doors to visitors, and provide a docent to lead tours through the greenhouses and gardens, when weather permits. Join us this Sunday, Jan. 25, for a stroll through the greenhouses where you can find desert denizens, carnivorous plants, tropical fruits and much more. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.

5 January 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

We are proud to co-host a coffee tasting, with our partner for this event, One World Roasters ( Eric Ciolino will lead a discussion about growing, harvesting, roasting and drinking coffee. There will be a docent-led tour at 4, taking a look at what's new in our greenhouses.

22 December 2014  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

As part of Yale University, we close our doors for the holiday recess, starting around three PM on Tuesday Dec. 23, and reopening on Friday Jan. 2. We are sorry for any mised opportunities to make new friends and connections, but our staff very much appreciate the time away!

25 September 2014  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

  • Due to computer and email delivery problems, our weekly column has not been delivered to our faithful readers' in-boxes (unfaithful readers are grateful for this catastrophe). We are working to resolve this problem, meanwhile continuing to write and produce our classy columns. Please be patient. You will also notice that our Garden Clips videos continue to arrive in your mailboxes roughly once a week, with a very important "Opt Out" option. Thanks for viewing!

12 June 2014  |  Posted by Eric

It's been a lively week here at Marsh Botanical Garden on both the floral and faunal fronts!
On the animal side, we rescued a skunk that had gotten trapped in a window well, one of our bee hives swarmed, and the koi fish began spawning. As for the plants, the banana trees have begun flowering and the fringe trees are in full bloom. We've also harvested our first batch of peas from the veggie garden! 
Come stop by and see for yourself all the wonders that this week's wet weather has brought!  

21 May 2014  |  Posted by Eric

The Irises are just beginning to bloom!  Come visit.


10 September 2013  |  Posted by Eric

We are seeking volunteer docents who are interested in providing interpretion of our greenhouse and garden collections and facilities for visitors. For more information, please contact Eric Larson at <> 

Thank you!

10 September 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

Beginning immediately, we have a volunteer docent available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, who will be offering tours. The tours will be at 11:00 and 2:00. We ask that you call first if you are planning to join us, so that we can make sure that the volunteer is ready for you. Thanks!