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.

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

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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. with the exception of Mother's Day on May 14 which starts at 2 p.m. Registration is not required. Please meet at the entrance of Olin Science Center on campus for all tours.

Visiting the Arboretum

Music in the Meadow

Friday, June 16

Presented by the Connecticut College Arboretum and Good Sponge Records, Music in the Meadow 6 will be held Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Arboretum outdoor theater overlooking the pond. This year's line up features The Rivergods, Black Marmot and Wild Sun. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Cost: $10‌ for adults, $5 for children under 12 years, Free Conn Coll Students with I.D. 

Tickets available at the event, cash only. 

Music in the Meadow