Bird, Tree & Garden Club
Join the Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden Club as we connect with nature — Explore, Enjoy, Engage!
BTG offers free Guided Discovery Tours each week during the season! Meet up throughout the grounds with a local professional nature guide and explore various aspects of nature:
- Lake Walks
- Bird Walks
- Garden Tours
- Purple Martin Talks
- Nature Walks
- Tree Tours
- Garden Tours with Betsy Burgeson
BTG’s lecture series returns to Smith Wilkes Hall. Schedules will be posted in The Chautauquan Daily, throughout the grounds and on social media.
House & Garden Tour
The BTG House and Garden tour returns this summer on July 14, Week 3 of the Institution season. Enjoy docent lead tours inside quintessential Chautauqua homes. Additionally, a wide range of interesting gardens will be on display offering both self-guided tours as well as master gardener talks scheduled throughout the day. Touring house interiors begins at Noon through 5 p.m., but, a house tour ticket allows access to the grounds all day from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. So arrive early and plan to spend the entire day exploring the grounds. We can’t wait to welcome you back!
*Tour patrons are required to follow covid protocol and safety measures
General admission tickets go on sale at the end of January 2022 at chautauquabtg.org.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy 30+ nature tours of the Birds, Trees, Gardens & Lake at Chautauqua Institution, all available to you, FREE, in the palm of your hand. Stroll tour routes while enjoying beautiful photos, interesting commentary and educational facts about nature. Access ExploreCHQ while walking the grounds in person or remote via your phone or computer. Save the App to your phone and visit often.
Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden Club Mission Statement
To promote and preserve the beauty of the Chautauqua grounds as well as its habitats and ecosystems. We advocate the protection of birds and bats, the conservation and expansion of our tree canopy and the maintenance of the gardens of the Chautauqua Institution. The club provides educational programs and works to preserve the environment through projects and strategic alliances.