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.
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
The purpose of the Bird, Tree and Garden Club is to promote and preserve the beauty of the Chautauqua Institution grounds as well as its habitats and ecosystems. The Club provides educational programs and tours and works to improve, protect and conserve the natural environment, native plants and wildlife, and Chautauqua Lake through projects and strategic alliances.