Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust was founded in 1963 by Natalie Van Vleck, an artist, sculptor and farmer who raised sheep and turkeys on the 200 acres along Flanders Road in Woodbury, Connecticut, that are now the heart of Flanders.
The mission of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, and support the conservation, preservation, and management of our natural resources.
Over the years, Flanders' land holdings have grown from the original 200 acres to more than 1600 acres in the four neighboring towns of Woodbury, Bethlehem, Middlebury, and Southbury.
A small professional staff and hundreds of volunteers offer a wide variety of programs open to all members of the community. The programs offer members and participants a wide variety of opportunities to celebrate the four seasons at Flanders!