The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens located on 151 Brookdale Road in Stamford has a new center that is hosting an artshow through January 9, 2016 called "Natural Beauty". The artist, Brigid Hume O'Brien was a loving mother, a doting grandmother, a passionate environmentalist, and a talented artist. She studied at several art centers from Rowayton to coastal Maine and with many different teachers including Diane Faxon, Barbara Nechis, Frank Webb, and Stanley Maltzman. Brigid loved to visit National Parks and other places of exquisite natural beauty, and to render their flowers and landscapes in her beloved watercolor paints.
The gallery in the Silver Educational Center showing her work is open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.
The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is located on 90 plus acres of land in Stamford and has nine well marked hiking trails to explore including: Red Oak Trail, Brook Trail, Pond Trail, Black Birch Trail, Tulip Tree Loop, Wetlands Walk, Cemetery Trail, Azalea Road, and the Hemlock Trail The trails are open dawn to dusk. Visit the
website to download a map of the trails to make hiking easy before setting out.