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.

Visit Arbo Programs and Activities for a full listing with descriptions. 

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

Fall Programs

Announcing Fall 2016 Programs

The Arboretum is offering a full line up of workshops, tours and more this fall!

The annual Smaller American Lawns Today Seminar promises to be another great year and is being co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society. For more information or to register online, please visit our SALT page. 

View our Programs and Activities page for a complete listing of fall 2016 programs or see our event schedule on facebook.


***Registration fo Collecting Seeds for Propagation on Saturday, October 29 is FULL***

Programs and Activities

Free Fall Tours

Saturdays in September and October, 10 a.m.

Meet at the blue sculpture near New London Hall.
No registration required.
Free. Tours last 60 to 90 minutes.

Last Fall Tour Saturday October 29: Caroline Black Garden

Native Oak ID Workshop

Friday, Nov. 4, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Separating some of the species can be tricky, but it is also interesting and fun. We will closely examine leaves, bark, buds and acorns in order to hone your skills at identifying the mighty oaks.

Just for Kids: "If I Were an Oak Tree"

Friday, November 4, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Meet at the Arboretum entrance on Williams Street. Free.

Through games, crafts and fun, kids will learn about trees. Ages 4-10, accompanied by an adult.