The Department of Plant Science provides many services and programs to meet the needs and interests of the general public. We invite you to explore our offerings by clicking on the links below.
Services and information
Home and Garden Education Center
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Soil Testing Laboratory
Master Gardener Program
UConn Plant Database
Please note: We are unable to provide landscape design services to private
Places to visit
Waxman Conifer Collection
The late Dr. Sidney Waxman worked for more than 40 years on the selection of new dwarf forms of conifers developed from witches’-broom seeds or tissue. Many of these forms have been named and introduced as University of Connecticut cultivars and are now commercially available in nurseries. Part of UConn’s Horticulture Research Display Gardens, the Waxman Conifer Collection (corner East Rd. and Rte 195) is one of the few sites where the mature forms of Dr. Waxman’s famous dwarf conifers can be seen and studied. Adjacent to town land, its park-like setting makes it a popular destination for town residents seeking a leisurely stroll.
1395 Storrs Rd.
Hours of Flower Sales:
Mon - Thurs, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Fri, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Closed weekends and holidays.
Seasonal: Dawn to dusk.
Take a leisurely stroll through the display gardens on the
south side of the greenhouses.
Parking available after 5 PM, Mon - Fri. All day Sat - Sun
Click picture for printable brochure
A self-guided tour visiting trees of special interest on the main campus of the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Brochures available at:
Lodewick Vistors Center
Department of Plant Science - WB Young, RM 119 M - F, 8-5 PM
Home & Garden Education Center