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.

Wildflower Garden Tour led by Glenn Dreyer, May 2014

Select Sundays May through November

Meet in front of the Olin Science Center at 10 a.m. Tours last 60 to 90 minutes. Free; no registration required.

Next tours: September 2, Native Plant Collection; September 9, Caroline Black Garden

Visiting the Arboretum
Rhododendron calendulaceum an azalea native to Eastern United States
Annual Friends Celebration: Azalea Garden Walk and Reception

Thursday, May 24, 4 to 6 p.m.

Meet at the Arboretum entrance on Williams Street

Established 40 years ago, the Nancy Moss Fine Azalea Garden displays 18 different types indigenous to eastern North America. At least one species can be found in bloom from late April through mid-August. This tour coincides with what we anticipate to be peak bloom time, so you are sure to experience the variety of fragrance and color.

Free for members and volunteers, registration required.

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