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2024 Season Events

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Monday Lake Walks

4:15 - 5:15

Meet by the Pier Building to learn more about  Chautauqua Lake

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Tuesday Brown Bag Lectures

12:15 - 1:30Pm

Our well-loved Brown Bag Lectures are held on Tuesdays in Smith Wilkes Hall.


Wednesday Weeding

8:00 - 9:30am

Join the BTG every Wednesday morning at the Butterfly Garden to learn about and help remove invasive plants from the ravine.

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Wednesday Tree Walks

4:15 - 5:30pm

Discover the beauty and diversity of Chautauqua’s trees with Jack Gulvin.

Wednesdays at 4:15 pm. Meet at Smith Wilkes Hall on the lakeside patio.


Wednesday Open Garden

12:30 - 2:30pm

The Historic Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden at The Miller Cottage. The private garden is open to the public with a Historical Tour  from 12:30 - 1:15pm and Horticultural Q&A from 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Thursday Forest Bathing

7:30 - 8:15 am

Take the time to connect with nature during this instructed-led forest bathing experience. Led by Kate Mayberry.  

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Thursday Purple Martin Talks

4:15 - 5:30pm

Join our nationally renowned expert Jack Gulvin and learn about a fascinating bird species: Thursdays at Weeks 1- 4 at the Sports Club.

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Jack’s Friday Nature Walks

9:00 - 10:15am

A wonderful way to start your day! Join BTG Naturalist Jack Gulvin on a tour of the natural world of Chautauqua Institution.

Meet at Smith Wilkes Hall on the lakeside patio.

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Betsy’s Friday Garden Walks

12:30 - 1:30pm

Join Betsy Burgeson on Fridays for a fascinating tour of Chautauqua’s Gardens.

Meet-up location changes weekly.

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Special Events

Stay tuned for upcoming special events!

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