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 June Programs:

Annual Members and Friends Night

Friday, June 12, 7-9 p.m.
Meet in Olin Science Center
Free, please register

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 >

Secret Garden Tour

Saturday, June 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
Free, please register

Take a tour of several gardens on the Connecticut College campus with Arboretum Curator, Mary Villa, 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.


 Music in the Meadow Concert on June 19, 2015

Register now by calling 860-439-5020 or email
View all of our Upcoming Programs.

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