The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, offering opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education.

The Arboretum is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk.     

Upcoming Spring Programs:

Secret Garden Tour
Saturday, June 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
Mary Villa, Arboretum Curator

Free, please register

Take a tour of several gardens on the Connecticut College campus to gain inspiration for your own garden. From the perspective of a landscape designer, learn how to evaluate the landscape with examples of what works and what doesn’t. Topics covered will include combining plants for beauty and four seasons of interest, enhancing wildlife habitat, drought tolerance and low maintenance.

Annual Members and Friends Night
Friday, June 12, 7-9 p.m.
Meet in Olin Science Center

Join us for highlights of the Arboretum year, our annual photo contest exhibition and awards presentation, recognition of volunteers, a guest lecture by professional arborist and award-winning nature writer William Bryant Logan and reception in Olin lounge. More info >

Register now by calling 860-439-5020 or email

View all of our Spring 2015 Programs!

 Music in the Meadow Concert on June 19, 2015

Arboretum Photo Contest: Capturing the Beauty of Nature

Amateur Photographer in the Arboretum

The annual photo contest and exhibition is back. Prizes will be awarded in the adult, Connecticut College student, teen and child categories. The deadline for entries is May 22, 2015.

Can't make it to the Arboretum in person? Take a virtual tour!