• Events

    Several educational events including open houses and guided tours take place every month at the garden to highlight important and interesting topics in the plant world. All members of the Yale community and the public are welcome to attend.

  • Science

    A lot of research and learning take place right in the garden. Every semester we have the pleasure of hosting several Yale undergraduate and graduate students in classes and laboratories. Some of the courses taken include plant diversity & evolution, wood structure & function. Students learn about plant clades while enjoying fruits and plant products, they get to dissect wood samples, and they make sketches of the plants they were studying.

  • Explore

    The Marsh Botanical Garden is undergoing some exciting changes. We are currently renovating and restoring our gardens and collections. Visitors are welcome to explore the Garden from Monday through Friday between 9 AM - 4 PM. Please come and be inspired by the beauty of mature trees, collections, and floral displays!

  • Support

    Our Garden could not exist without the generous support of the Yale and New Haven communities. We have several wonderful opportunities for specific projects at the Garden. We use the Master Plan that was completed in 2007 as a resource in identifying those projects, both large and small, that will help our Garden move forward in the direction of our mission statement.

Welcome To The Marsh Botanical Garden

Sitting on eight acres, with six greenhouses comprising around a third of an acre under glass, Marsh Botanical Garden offers support for researchers, faculty and students at Yale, as well as an informative and eye-catching experience for visitors.

In the summer, the naturalistic beds and wildflower plantings provide color and attract birds and butterflies. In spring, bulb displays, early flowering shrubs, and trees add color to the season. Our plantings include many woody plants with surprising fall color, both from leaf and fruit display.

News From MBG

Temporary Closure

Fri, 03/13/2020
We are committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our visitors and staff. As a COVID-19 precaution, Marsh Botanical Garden will be performing essential operations only, and we are closed to the public until further notice. Stay well and safe.

Green Cafe on Miracle berries: how a plant turns sour into sweet

Thu, 03/05/2020
Please join us for the Green Cafe on an exciting and informative talk on above topic. As usual, this event will be held at Marsh Botanical Garden on Thursday, March 5 @ 4 pm.

Green Cafe: Eternal Warfare In The Plant Kingdom

Fri, 01/31/2020
Please join us for the Green Cafe on an exciting and informative talk on above topic. As usual, this event will be held at Marsh Botanical Garden onThursday, Feb 6 @ 4 pm.

Green Cafe: We're so mint to be

jars of mint holding hands
Thu, 12/05/2019

Green Cafe: Try a little salt on your asparagus

asparagus
Thu, 11/07/2019

Green Cafe: Bark beetles of Connecticut: What are they, and what do they do?

beetle on a branch
Thu, 10/03/2019

Visit The Garden

We are committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our visitors and staff. As a COVID-19 precaution, Marsh Botanical Garden will be performing essential operations only, and we are closed to the public until further notice. Stay well and safe.

Make An Impact

Our Garden could not exist without the generous support of the Yale and New Haven communities. We have several wonderful opportunities for specific projects at the Garden. We use the Master Plan that was completed in 2007 as a resource in identifying those projects, both large and small, that will help our Garden move forward in the direction of our mission statement.