Botany Explorers: Bartlett Arboretum and Chromatography

Winter has left and the sun is shining, which means it’s time to go outside and enjoy nature! Join Darcy each month as she learns about plants and tours local gardens!

This month we visit Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT, learn about how plants get water and nutrients, see how our marigolds are growing, and make colorful flowers using a process called chromatography!

All ages are welcome!

Supplies to make your chromatography flower:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • 1 Small Cup (not included in the kit)
  • Markers (not included in the kit)
  • Water (not included in the kit)

Please note, this is a pre-recorded virtual event on Facebook. Tune in when it airs live, or visit our Facebook at a later time and watch it then. You do not need a Facebook account to participate. Come join us at

Register and pick up your marigold kit from the Library! Each kit will have the materials needed to grow your own marigolds. Registration is required to receive a materials kit. Kits will be available for pickup starting Monday, May 17th.