The Connecticut College Arboretum is open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk. (There is no fee for admission.)

The Arboretum office is located in the F. W. Olin Science Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A self- guided tour brochure may be found on the sign board inside the main entrance to the Native Plant Collection on Williams Street and the Caroline Black Garden on Mohegan Avenue/Rt. 32.

Free public tours and private guided tours are also available.

Guidelines for a safe and enjoyable visit:

  • NO jogging, organized sports, biking, camping, hunting, creating fires or driving vehicles within the Arboretum, as these activities are damaging to the ecology of the landscape.
  • Jogging is permitted ONLY on the designated jogging trails between Rt. 32 and the Thames River or the paved roads on campus. Please limit jogging to the areas marked on the Arboretum Jogging Trails.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs’ wastes. Bags are provided at the entrance to the Native Plant Collection on Williams Street.
  • Don't disturb or remove plant labels, they are used to educate the public and are essential for tracking specific trees throughout their lives.
  • Don't remove plant material without permission from the Arboretum office.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Arboretum.

Thank you and please enjoy your visit!