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.

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A bench in the Caroline Black Garden.

Summer 2017 Guided Tours

First and Second Sunday of each month - May through October

Join one of the Arboretum's knowledgable docents for a free guided tour. The first Sunday of each month will be a tour of the Native Plant Collection and the second Sunday will be of the Caroline Black Garden. Tours are generally 1 to 1.5 hours long. All tours start promptly at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. Please meet at the entrance of Olin Science Center on campus for all tours.

Visiting the Arboretum

Meadow Field Trip

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Instructor: Kathy Connolly, landscape designer, Speaking of Landscapes LLC
Provide own transportation or carpool. Bring a bag lunch.
$42 ($35 member)
Visit several meadows during August, when many native meadow plants are in bloom. Sites include Connecticut College Arboretum, Harkness State Park and several private landscapes in southeastern Connecticut. See established meadows and learn about their successes and challenges, as well as their maintenance programs. Location list and directions will be sent to participants about two weeks prior to event.
Cosponsor: New England Wild Flower Society

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