Spring 2023

All Arboretum programs are open to the public and many are free or available at a discounted rate with membership. Connecticut College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy community. Registration is required for all programs. Please click on the links below to complete online registration and confirm your spot. Email arbor@conncoll.edu if you need assistance.

Friday, June 2

Music in the Meadow

Live music and family fun!

We are hosting our tenth year of Music in the Meadow on Friday, June 2, 2023
Tickets sold at the gate, cash Only: $10 person, $20 family (two adults plus kids)



Tuesday, June 13

New London Trees-native tree walk in the Arboretum

More information to follow!

4:30 to 6:30 PM


Saturday, June 17

Propagation: Softwood Cuttings

Maggie Refern, Arboretum Interim Director

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Enter at the Arboretum Native Plant Collection entrance on Williams Street and walk to Buck Lodge
Free for Arboretum and Wild Ones Members; $10 Non-members, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Participants will tour the Native Plant Collection with Arboretum interim director, Maggie Redfern, and learn techniques of how to collect, stick, and successfully root softwood cuttings, and how to apply these practices at home. A limited number of cuttings may be made in class. You are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy socializing and exploring the Arboretum on your own after the program. Following the demo, we will walk around the Native Plant Collection and you may take a few cuttings. If you would like to take cuttings, please bring a few plastic grocery bags (not reusable bags but the kind that can be tied closed), sharp pruning shears and a marker to label your cuttings.

You should arrive a few minutes before 10 a.m. so you have time to walk to Buck Lodge. We will meet at Buck Lodge for an introduction and demonstration. If you are not familiar with the Arboretum, please view our Self-guided tour map for the walking route to Buck Lodge.


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