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.

Leaf card for Nature Art Greeting Cards.

Nature Art Greeting Cards

Friday, April 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Join with other nature enthusiasts to forage for emerging leaves and flowers, then create greeting cards to welcome the joys of the season. All supplies included.

$10 ($5 members); registration required

A student displays his completed painting

Painting the Landscape

Wednesday, April 25, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This outdoor workshop begins with an introductory lesson about the tools and techniques of plein air painting. Students then paint a landscape down by the Arboretum Pond. Each participant will leave with a completed landscape painting. For artists of all levels and students of all ages. All supplies included.

$20 ($15 members)

Programs and Activities
Rhododendron pink puff an azalea native to Eastern United States

The Nancy Moss Fine Native Azalea Garden

The Nancy Moss Fine Native Azalea Garden is located in the Native Plant Collection. This garden was established in 1978 with funding from the family as a memorial to Nancy Moss Fine (1929-1965). The Fine Native Azalea Garden includes seventy-nine deciduous Rhododendron shrubs. Fifteen are species and three are selections of natural hybrids. There are a total of eighteen taxa represented. 

The Nancy Moss Fine Native Azalea Garden