The Arboretum

The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, offering opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education.      

Upcoming Spring Programs:


Mamacoke Mysteries Revealed
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Beverly Chomiak, Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Studies

Mamacoke Island Tour: Mamacoke Mysteries RevealedOn this two hour hike, Beverly will uncover Mamacoke Island’s long and complex history. Participants will climb the island, from sand flats to rock-strewn summit, and learn the origins of many of its remarkable features. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants appropriate for hiking. This walk covers rugged terrain.


Annual Wildflower Walk
Friday, May 1, noon-1 p.m.
Glenn Dreyer, Arboretum Director

annual wildflower walkOn a slope just south of the Laurel Walk lies the Edgerton and Stengel Wildflower Garden, containing over 75 species of wildflowers. Some of the flowers you can expect to see include: Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia Blue Bells, Wild Geranium, Solomon’s Seal and Wild Columbine. Bring a picnic lunch to eat by the pond, and then enjoy a 45-minute walk in the woodland garden.


Register now by calling 860-439-5020 or email

View all of our Spring 2015 Programs!


Arboretum Photo Contest: Capturing the Beauty of Nature

Amateur Photographer in the Arboretum

The annual photo contest and exhibition is back. Prizes will be awarded in the adult, Connecticut College student, teen and child categories. The deadline for entries is May 22, 2015.

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Contact Information:
Connecticut College
Box 5201
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320