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Free Guided Tour: Native Plant Collection
Sunday, July 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This plant collection primarily features trees and shrubs native to eastern North America. July is a wonderful time to witness the Rhododendron cumberlandense blooming (pictured above). These showy orange colors bloom from June to July after the plant has leafed out which is later than other azaleas.
The tour will meet at the entrance to the Native Plant Collection which is located at approximately 830 Williams Street. Plenty of parking is available on Williams Street.
Free, registration required by Friday 7/1 at noon (email

Free Guided Tour: Caroline Black Garden
Sunday, July 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Also known as the secret garden of Connecticut College, this four-acre garden features native and exotic ornamental trees and shrubs arranged in a series of garden rooms and a Japanese inspired water feature.
The tour will meet at the entrance to the Caroline Black Garden which is located across the street from the main entrance of Connecticut College on Route 32/Mohegan Avenue. Parking is available at 4 Winchester Road which is accessed by taking the road to the College Athletic Center and an immediate right onto Winchester Road. Then take a right at the first driveway, which leads to the Vinal Cottage parking lot.
Free, registration required by Friday 7/8 at noon (email