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. 29
Native Plants – Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Oct. 22

Invasive Plants Talk and Walk **CANCELLED**

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 to 4 p.m.

33 Gallows Lane, Free.

Learn to identify the most common invasive plants and techniques to eradicate or control them with Arboretum Horticulturist, Leigh Knuttel.

Local Premier of "Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home"

Tuesday, October 25, 7 to 9 p.m.

Blaustein Humanities Center, Room 210. Free.

A documentary film that flips the landscaping paradigm by raising awareness about the critical role native plants play in the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

All About Autumn Color Tour

Saturday, October 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This walk across campus and through the Native Plant Collection will highlight some of the most reliable species for adding fall color to your garden and review the processes that lead to the brilliant reds, yellows, oranges and purples.