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.

Visit Arbo Programs and Activities for a full listing with descriptions. 

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

Fall Programs

Announcing Fall 2016 Programs

The Arboretum is offering a full line up of workshops, tours and more this fall!

The annual Smaller American Lawns Today Seminar promises to be another great year and is being co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society. For more information or to register online, please visit our SALT page. 

View our Programs and Activities page for a complete listing of fall 2016 programs or see our event schedule on facebook.

Programs and Activities

Free Fall Tours

Saturdays in September and October, 10 a.m.

Meet at the blue sculpture near New London Hall.
No registration required.

Take a guided tour to learn more about the plants in each of our collections. Tours last 60 to 90 minutes.

Campus Landscape – Sept. 3 and Oct. 1
Caroline Black Garden – Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Oct. 29
Native Plants – Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Oct. 22

Fall Bird Walk

Saturday, September 24, 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Learn how to use field marks, habitat and behavior as aids to identify year-round residents and fall migrating birds. Walk is limited to 20 people. Please register in advance.

Mamacoke Mysteries Revealed

Saturday, October 1, 2 to 5 p.m.

Climb the island and learn the origins of Mamacoke's long and complex history. This will be a rugged walk; participants should dress in long pants and wear appropriate shoes.

An Introduction to Dwarf Conifers

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5 to 6 p.m.

Join the Master Gardeners who helped plant a new area in the Gries Conifer Collection to learn about the plants selected, design, planting and maintenance.