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.

Guided Tours

First and Second Sunday of each month - May through November

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

Alewife Cove Nature Walk

Thursday, September 21, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Meet at Ocean Beach Park at the Garden Gateway (west end of parking lot) New London.
Free, no registration required.
Come enjoy a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound and observe several coastal habitats including a tidal creek, salt marsh, estuary, dunes and sandy shores. Learn about many native plants that provide food and shelter for birds and other inhabitants of the coastal ecosystem.
Co-sponsor: Save Ocean Beach

Programs and Activities