The Connecticut College Arboretum is open to the public every day of the year from sunrise to sunset. (There is no fee for admission though memberships and donations are encouraged.)

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.
  • Do NOT disturb or remove plant labels, they are used to educate the public and are essential for tracking specific trees throughout their lives.
  • Do NOT remove plant material without permission from the Arboretum office.
  • Do NOT bring glitter, confetti, ballons or temporary signs into the Arboretum.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Arboretum.
  • Private groups with more than 10 people wishing to visit the Arboretum are required to inform the Arboretum office of their visit at least one week in advance.

Thank you and please enjoy your visit!