Bartlett Arboretum - John Morrison

Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett Arboretum, in Belle Plaine, Kansas, was started in 1910 by Dr. Walter Bartlett. The fifteen acre site is home to garden after garden, grand specimen trees, both native and exotic, an outdoor performance stage, and the restored Oxford, Kansas train depot. The Kansas Forest Service lists seven Bartlett trees as "Champion Trees of Kansas." Since 1997, the Arboretum's steward is Robin Macy, 


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Robin's Back Yard

Robin's Back Yard

Robin Macy, the steward of the Bartlett Arboretum since 1998, called me at 9 am this morning, saying "this is the day to get yourself down here." Having let a previous opportunity melt away, I accepted her invitation and found this spectacular vista. Belle Plaine, Sumner County, Kansas. January 31, 2008.