Bushnell Park is an arboretum of rare and native trees. From the beginning, the Reverend Horace Bushnell and Bushnell Park designer Jacob Weidenmann shaped a graceful landscape that included over 150 varieties of trees. Though many of the originals were lost over the years to both age and neglect, the Bushnell Park Foundation led a renovation in the 1980’s and 1990’s that included the planting of 400 additional trees.
If you would like to see them for yourself, pick up a “Tree walk” brochure free of charge at the League of Women Voters desk at the entrance to the Legislative Office Building on Capitol Avenue.
Tree Tours in Bushnell Park are on the following dates – July 17, September 18 and October 16 @noon. Meet in front of the carousel.