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.

Spring 2016 Programs are now open for registration. Visit Programs and Activities for a full listing with descriptions. 

Maple Syrup Workshop

Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. to noon

Enjoy time outdoors making one of nature's sweet treats. Learn how to identify different species of maple, install a spile and safely produce maple syrup.

Winter Tree ID

Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. to noon

This workshop starts indoors with a brief introduction, then heads outside to look at deciduous, native trees while they are dormant.

The Art & Science of Pruning

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to noon

This workshop will cover what, when, how and why to prune. After a brief lecture inside, participants will go outside to view pruning demonstrations on campus plantings.