The Arboretum office is in the F. W. Olin Science Center.
The Arboretum office is in the F. W. Olin Science Center.

Introducing a new tour series for 2016

First Fridays at noon

Next tour: Friday, April 1 - Tour of the Arboretum's salt marsh and Mamacoke Island. Meet and park at the east end of Benham Avenue (Waterford) just before the railroad tracks. 

Tours are free and open to the public. Most tours meet at the blue sculpture located near New London Hall on the campus of Connecticut College at noon and run approximately 60-90 minutes.

Check facebook or call the Arboretum office (860) 439-5020 for monthly tour destinations

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors to the Native Plant Collection will find a notice board and a free self-guided tour brochure at the main entrance on Williams Street. The Arboretum is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Private Guided Tours

Private guided tour destinations include the Caroline Black Garden, the Native Plant Collection and the Connecticut College campus.


Single Tour

Tour the diverse Native Plant Collection, the exquisite Caroline Black Garden, or the beautiful campus international tree collection.

$80 for a group of 20 or fewer (add $5 for each additional person).

The tours take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes but can be tailored to meet the group's needs.


 * A 15% discount on tours only is available for all organizations that have a Connecticut College Arboretum membership.

Bring a sack lunch and eat in Buck Lodge by the Arboretum pond at no extra cost.

Tours can be tailored to meet individual groups' needs.

Tours can be arranged by phoning or writing:

The Connecticut College Arboretum
270 Mohegan Avenue, Box 5201
Connecticut College
New London, CT 06320
860-439-5020
Email: arbor@conncoll.edu