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Week Three: Monarch Moments & More


"From Boxwood to Bluestar, Peeking into Chautauqua's Formal and Not-So-Formal Gardens
Speaker/Guide: Betsy Burgeson, Supervisor of Landscapes and Gardens, Chautauqua Institution
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

Beginning her 4th season as Chautauqua’s Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes, Betsy Burgeson, will preview the Institution spaces featured on the 2018 BTG House & Garden Tour. Betsy’s incredible knowledge of Chautauqua’s flora will whet your appetite for this much anticipated biannual event which will occur on July 12th.


Betsy Burgeson earned a Bachelor of Science in earth science and biology education and a master’s in science secondary education at Fredonia State University. She then taught biology for seven years at Panama Central in southern Chautauqua County. Betsy, a “third-generation gardener,” became the Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes at Chautauqua Institution in January 2015.

MONARCH MOMENTS AND MORE Bring your lunch and a healthy appetite for learning on Mondays 12:15pm in Smith Wilkes Hall. Expanding beyond solely discussing Monarchs, settle in for a lecture about a topic related to the natural world with a wide range of interesting speakers. 

BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS program celebrates you - the gardeners in our audience who have adopted eco-friendly practices and have certified their gardens as monarch waystations with Monarch Watch. Prior to each Monarch Moments & More presentation, home owners will place a pin on their CHQ garden! 

Earlier Event: July 8
Arboretum Re-Dedication
Later Event: July 9
Week Three: Lake Walk