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

The Arboretum's Native Plant Collection, Caroline Black Garden, Campus Landscape and Natural Areas are open to the public every day of the year from sunrise to sunset.

Tap Into Maple Syrup Production 2023

Maple syrup group standing around tree

Spend some time outdoors in the Arboretum with Jim Luce, Retired Supervisor of Grounds, and learn how to make one of nature's sweetest treats!


Landscape Symposium 2023

Landscape at Glenstone Museum

Thank you to all who attended this year's 34th Annual Landscape Symposium! Recordings are now available! Please make sure to fill out the general and in-person evaluation forms by logging into the NDAL Events Portal. Important: Access to digital materials ends after 3 months.

Landscape Symposium 2023

Interactive Maps

Explore the Arboretum walking trails with our interactive Trail Map. Other maps are available to identify woody plants in the Native Plant Collection, Caroline Black Garden and Connecticut College campus. You can also explore Mamacoke Island Geology Tour Story Map made by Professor Beverly Chomiak.


The Nancy Moss Fine Native Azalea Garden

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We are pleased to announce that the North American Native Deciduous Azalea Collection has been granted National Accreditation by Plant Collections Network, a program of the American Public Gardens Association. Currently the collection includes 192 shrubs representing 15 different species.

The Nancy Moss Fine Native Azalea Garden


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Your support helps continue the Arboretum's mission of teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education, and perpetuates the growth of our plant collections.

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