• 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 2008 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.

  • 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.

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.

Our Collection

Marsh Botanical Garden provides a welcome connection with the natural world. Whether you are a plant enthusiast, teacher, researcher, conservationist, public educator,  new or seasoned gardener, you will find plants of interest in our indoors and outdoor collections from all over the world, including many desert, carnivorous, rare, and endangered  plant species. Our natural areas are open to the public 24/7.
 

News From MBG

Green Cafe: Moving forward with the future vision of Marsh Botanical Garden

yellow cone flowers
Thu, 09/05/2019

Green Cafe: Irises for every garden

yellow and purple irises
Thu, 04/11/2019

Green Cafe: Science and Practice of Ancient, Chinese Herbal Medicine

herbs and a mortar and pestal
Thu, 03/07/2019

Green Cafe: Organic Gardening

watering can with garden tools and sun hat
Thu, 02/07/2019
Please join us for the Green Cafe on Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 4:00pm at Marsh Botanical Garden.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Yonghao Li from the Connecticut Agriculture Station.

Green Cafe: Coffee: From Farm to Filter

Coffee beans and berries
Mon, 11/19/2018
Please join us for the Green Cafe on Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 4:00pm at Marsh Botanical Garden.  The guest speaker will be Eric Ciolino from One World Roasters.

Green Cafe: Planting for the Bees' Needs

Bee on flower
Mon, 10/01/2018
Please join us for the Green Cafe on Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 4:00pm at Marsh Botanical Garden.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Kimberly Stoner from the Connecticut Agriculture Station. 

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.