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Tree House Concert Series presents Kelley Hunt Band

This Kansas iconic blues diva needs no introduction. The arboretum phone has been ringing and the e-mails a-flying for weeks already. We are thrilled to present Kelley’s distinctive talents here under the Bartlett Forest canopy. You won’t want to miss this intimate performance where she and her band will likely rock the treehouse.


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Gates open at 3
Concert at 4
$10
Available: Lyon’s Den BBQ and Luciano’s Italian Cuisine
Picnics welcome but please leave the pooch at home
Small kids free if they stay under parent’s wing

Upcoming Events

Oct 21 - Slaid Cleaves
postponed until 2013 - Feel Like A Natural Woman Retreat

Trees & Tulips for sale

Autumn is the perfect time to plant a Bartlett Beauty. The Soil Sisters will have heirloom trees and bulbs available at the concert for purchase. Take home your very own Loblolly Pine or a bag of French Blend Rose tulips to adorn your own home garden.

Our favorite gypsy Soil Sister returns to her roots.

Susan Scott from Exeter, New Hampshire digs in.

There’s no place like Arb.

Photographs taken by Randy Bradbury from Driven’s September 9th “Winfield Warm-up” performance at Bartlett Arboretum.

With fall approaching comes the temporary absence of some of Bartlett Arboretum’s hardest working fellas. Dakota Richardson and Gabe Stewart ~ both longtime Bartlett Arb summer employees~ start college classes this semester outside of Sumner County. We were able to celebrate and properly send off each or our heroes on their last day of work before they head into the unknown.  Gabe is pictured above.

The heat hasn’t slowed down Bartlett Arboretum’s troup of Botanical Brothers, either.  Gabe, Mike Martin and Steve Kimball were photographed at the new gate to Brother Steve’s Trail of Champions- showcasing several of Bartlett’s state champion trees.  Brothers Bill Vanderwall, Bill Mohr & Connor O’Shaughnessy~ also pictured~ have been hard at work as well.

In 2008  Bartlett Arboretum had the great fortune to win The Markham Grant of Distinction, a $25,000 prize awarded for community improvement, hosted by Markham Vineyards of Napa Valley, California.  Many of you voted and, against all odds, our project was the top winner. Thanks to Beran Concrete and Excavating, the Euphrates Creek is finally being dredged. This important project is, well, priceless, but certainly a value much, much greater than the prize money could ever afford. Beran Vice President Chris Barnhart has been thrilled with the ease of dirt removal, made easier by historic drought conditions. In addition to deepening the channel, islands and shorelines are being reconstituted. In the process, we’ve rediscovered important architectural features, including portions of the original wall installed by Doc Bartlett when he first created the Arb’s Euphrates pond. 



Click here to read an article about the project featured in the Wichita Eagle.
Click here to view a segment from KWCH.

In 2008  Bartlett Arboretum had the great fortune to win The Markham Grant of Distinction, a $25,000 prize awarded for community improvement, hosted by Markham Vineyards of Napa Valley, California.  Many of you voted and, against all odds, our project was the top winner. Thanks to Beran Concrete and Excavating, the Euphrates Creek is finally being dredged. This important project is, well, priceless, but certainly a value much, much greater than the prize money could ever afford. Beran Vice President Chris Barnhart has been thrilled with the ease of dirt removal, made easier by historic drought conditions. In addition to deepening the channel, islands and shorelines are being reconstituted. In the process, we’ve rediscovered important architectural features, including portions of the original wall installed by Doc Bartlett when he first created the Arb’s Euphrates pond. 
Click here to read an article about the project featured in the Wichita Eagle.
Click here to view a segment from KWCH.

As part of Bartlett Arboretum’s Tree House Event series, artist DeeDee Walters of Beyond Broken Mosaics led a two day Mosaic Workshop teaching others the skills needed to create a “one of a kind” chipped-china work of art. All attendees headed home with their self-made masterpieces and strong inspiration to keep creating.

Yesterday afternoon, Darrell Scott performed a phenomenal show beneath the loblolly pines as part of the Tree House Concert Series.

For more information about upcoming events, please visit BartlettArboretum.com .

Photos captured by Randy Bradbury.

Many thanks to our generous friends at Hillside Nursery for supporting our mission here at Bartlett Arboretum!

Many thanks to our generous friends at Hillside Nursery for supporting our mission here at Bartlett Arboretum!

Photos from the 2012 Summer Solstice Garden Croquet party taken by Paul & Gail Bowen.

Last weekend, Bartlett Arboretum hosted its ninth annual Summer Solstice Garden Party. A few of this year’s award winners are pictured above with Steward Robin Macy including Steve Kimball (Mr. Congeniality), Debbi Proctor (Natty Nell), and John Holecek (Dapper Dan.)  
It was a wonderful time had by all. We can’t to see what the 10th Summer Solstice party will bring.
Captured by Randy Bradbury.
More photos to come.

Last weekend, Bartlett Arboretum hosted its ninth annual Summer Solstice Garden Party. A few of this year’s award winners are pictured above with Steward Robin Macy including Steve Kimball (Mr. Congeniality), Debbi Proctor (Natty Nell), and John Holecek (Dapper Dan.)  

It was a wonderful time had by all. We can’t to see what the 10th Summer Solstice party will bring.

Captured by Randy Bradbury.

More photos to come.