Conn College has a beautiful public Arboretum, wildflower garden and nature trails, with easy parking off of Williams Street. The Arboretum is free and open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk.
In early Spring the Wildflower Garden comes alive with flowers, greenery and wildlife. Each flower, tree and bush is labeled so you never have to guess what you are looking at. In early May they offer a free guided Wildflower Walk. Guided Tours of the Arboretum are available on select Sundays. Each tour lasts from 60 to 90 minutes and there is no charge.
The Edgerton and Stengel Memorial Wildflower Garden is a 750 acres arboretum and botanical gardens which was established 1956 and 1976 and renovated in 1996. It is located on the campus of Connecticut College and in the towns of New London and Waterford.