The Connecticut College Arboretum manages four major plant collections containing 6,195 individual, accessioned living plants. Further details about these collections can be discovered by following the links below:
Native Plants. The main entrance is located west of the Williams Street gate to the campus. This collection primarily features trees and shrubs native to eastern North America. It also includes a wildflower garden, outdoor theater, pond, Buck Lodge and the Bolleswood Natural Area.
Caroline Black Garden. Situated east of the main College entrance on Route 32, this four-acre garden features choice ornamental trees and shrubs arranged in a series of garden rooms. Established in 1928, it was named after Professor Caroline Black, the first chair of the College's botany department.
Campus Landscape. The grounds surrounding the campus buildings display a wide diversity of trees and shrubs from around the world. This walkable campus includes breathtaking expansive views of Long Island Sound. Tempel Green, the centerpiece of the Connecticut College landscape, is spectacular for graduation ceremonies, athletic events or taking a sun bath on a warm afternoon.
Greenhouse. Located on the south side of New London Hall, this historic William H. Lutton Co. greenhouse contains tropical plants for teaching and research.
Accessions By Collections
As of June 2016, there were living plants representing 818 taxa including a total of 2,542 trees, 3,882 shrubs and 45 vines in the three plant collections.