Featured Botanical Gardens/Arboreta

Butler-McCook House & Garden

Take a tour of the restored 1865 Victorian ornamental garden on the Butler-McCook family property. Groups can draw flowers and plants from the garden and have their masterpieces framed. For an added historical experience, groups can also tour the house. 396 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Hartford County. Tel: 860-522-1806. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Highstead Arboretum

127 Lonetown Rd., Redding, CT 06896. 203-938-8809. Whether students come to Highstead for its ecological ­research, to hear a conservation lecture, or a stroll through the Kalmia in bloom, they leave inspired by the natural world and committed to conservation. It is recommended to call ahead to arrange a tour. Fee.