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.
NOTE: during the month of Jaunary, the Native Plant Collection will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow our staff time for seasonal maintenance. Please consider visiting another area of the Arboretum during this time.

Landscape Symposium 2022

mossy steps Join us for the 33rd annual Landscape Symposium as we take an expansive approach to integrating ecology-based design with more inclusive environments. This will be a virtual program over four interactive half-days: January 20, 21,  27 and 28 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Register by December 20 for early bird rates. CEUs are available.

Landscape symposium 2022

Interactive Maps

Explore the Arboretum walking trails with 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.



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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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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