Visiting the Arboretum



The Arboretum serves a multitude of functions for the College and the greater New London community. For students, the Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, a place to get away for recreation and reflection. Some areas are available for running, and all trails are suitable for hiking or casual strolling.

For the College's academic program, especially botany, biological sciences, and environmental studies, the Arboretum is a living laboratory just a few steps from the classrooms and residence halls. Generations of faculty and students have used the forests, meadows and wetlands for teaching and research.

Picture of the Arboretum pond.

Photo of the Arboretum pond by Ted Hendrickson

Take one of our guided tours. Or take a self-guided tour; visitors to the Native Plant Collection will find a notice board and a free self-guided tour brochure at the main entrance on Williams Street. Additional information is available at the Arboretum office in 103 Olin Science Center directly north of the main College entrance from Rt. 32.

For visitors arriving after office hours, a variety of informational brochures are available on a rack outside the office door.

Contact Information:
Phone:
860-439-5020
Email arbor@conncoll.edu
Connecticut College
Arboretum
Box 5201
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320