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.

Spring 2016 Programs are now open for registration. Visit Programs and Activities for a full listing with descriptions. 

All Arboretum Bulletins are now available as PDFs on Digital Commons.

Introducing a new tour series for 2016

First Friday of each month

Join us Friday, May 6, for our Annual Wildflower Walk led by Arboretum Director, Glenn Dreyer. Bring a picnic lunch to eat by the pond and then enjoy a 45-minute walk in the Wildflower Garden. 

Public Tours

Just for Kids: Wildflower Walk

Friday, May 6, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Through interactive play, children will learn the identity of several types of wildflowers. Appropriate for ages 4 to 10, accompanied by an adult.

Mother's Day Walk: Caroline Black Garden

Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m.

Visit the secret garden of Connecticut College with your mother on this special tour. Meet at the blue sculpture south of New London Hall. Free, no registration required.

New London Tree Walk from A to Z

Saturday, May 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Learn to identify some of the more common and most unusual specimens on the downtown streets and parks. This tour is for anyone interested in nature in the city.

Birding by Ear

Saturday, June 4, 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Reunion weekend! Join Mary Buchanan, Connecticut College Class of 2014, on a walk to listen for the distinctive sounds of the songbirds and learn about identifying birds by ear.