• 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!

  • Marsh Reimagined

    The just completed Master Plan 2022 reveals our exciting vision to transform MBG into a living museum for discovery, learning, and inspiration. Honoring Beatrix Farrand's legacy of cultivating a teaching garden, this new vision will engage audiences in promoting biodiversity conservation; showcasing sustainable landscape; and inspiring the importance of plants to life on earth.

  • 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

Exciting changes at the garden

Tue, 09/04/2018

The Green Cafe' series is underway! 9/6/18 at 4:00pm

Tue, 09/04/2018
The guest speakers will be Dr. Lori Tausta & Phil Parda from the Savvy Tea Gourmet in Madison, Connecticut.

Irises and Lupines, Gardenia and Columbines

Last year's iris display was outstanding. This year is a little behind.
Thu, 05/18/2017
Commencement  is Monday, and we invite parents, graduates and other visitors to visit our bijou niche on the north end of Yale’s campus. We are not open on the weekend, but join us today, tomorrow or Monday for a walk around. 

No Last Sunday of the Month for June and July

wild flowers
Fri, 06/19/2015
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!

New England Winter

Thu, 02/12/2015
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...

Likely Closed!

Marsh hall in winter sunset.
Mon, 01/26/2015
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...

Visit The Garden

Greenhouses are open between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. If you are visiting greenhouses, press doorbell at the entrance when you arrive.

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 2022 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.