Experiential Learning  &  Guided Discovery!

Nature Education at Chautauqua Institution: All are invited during the summer season to attend BTG lectures from renown nature experts, participate in lake walks, take part in garden tours or bring your binoculars for bird chats and more. Connect with Chautauqua Bird, Tree and Garden Club as we Explore, Enjoy and Engage with nature: in the gardens, along the lakeshore, amongst the trees of the Arboretum and in the lecture hall and outdoor classrooms! Nature Invites ~ Indulge! 

Plans are underway for our 2019 program. Stay tuned starting June 1 for the schedule of programs, walks, talks, chats and lectures. Any inquiries? Please contact chautauquabtg@gmail.com

Plant Marker Fund
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support BTG’s mission

Donations to the BTG can be made by check or credit card. Purchase a life membership as a special occasion gift. Purchase Tree and Plant Markers or make a donation by check or credit card. The BTG is a 501C3 charity and your donation is tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the BTG’s mission!


Butterflies & Blooms-habitats

BTG Master Gardeners are available to meet at your garden to discuss how to evolve it into a habitat. Schedule a complimentary meeting to learn about attractive native plants and other ways to phase in pollinators, milkweed, shrubs, using less water and without pesticides. Here come the Monarchs!!!!!


Exploring Gardens at Chautauqua

Gardens are synonymous with Chautauqua. Visit these diverse gardens throughout the grounds. Follow along with the garden map reading descriptions and historic information. An 18 month plant census in progress! BTG offers many 'guided discovery' tours.


July 16, 2020! Next house/Garden tour

A cross section of diverse public and private gardens along with an eclectic mix of homes will comprise the 2020 tour with docents sharing interesting facts and anecdotes at each location. Save the date on your calendar and spend a day of it on the spectacular grounds of the Chautauqua Institution.


2018 Program brochure 

Thank you for participating in an exciting season of talks, chats, lectures and walks this season - here’s a 2018 program reminder. We're grateful for our renown experts lecturing about the natural world and our local guides taking visitors on guided discovery tours. More to come in 2019.


What’s that Plant, Tree or Shrub? Buy a plant marker!

Every plant, tree and shrub in the BTG Arboretum is marked so that the visitor can easily know the plant name and cultivar, English and Latin! Help BTG continue to educate about tree, plant and shrub names. Donate to the Plant Marker Fund!