Oak Lawn’s Arboretum
Our arboretum brings stoic beauty to our peaceful property, and it is what sets us apart. It is with great pride that we carry the distinction of being officially recognized and certified as an arboretum by the Morton Registry of Arboreta, the national organization for certification. Only select organizations and businesses in Connecticut and across the nation are awarded this honor, based on an extraordinary collection of special, mature trees adorning our landscape. We offer walking tours where you can appreciate our beautiful property and trees in all their splendor.
The Arboretum Walking Tour
Take a stroll among the beautiful trees at Oak Lawn Cemetery & Arboretum. The tour begins with a gorgeous flowering dogwood (cornus florida) as you first enter Oak Lawn. You will enjoy not only the beautiful trees as you walk the grounds, but can view burial plots of prominent figures from Fairfield County and within surrounding communities. We also highly recommend perusing our recently-constructed Veterans Memorial Plaza.
Follow along with the tour to gain insight into our trees and their history. Each tree along the tour is tagged with botanical information and a number corresponding to our treemap, with botanic details, origin, and importance. You can pick up a brochure and map at the front office, download the PDF version or follow along with our interactive tour below.
Call 203.259.0458 to schedule a tour of the stunning grounds and to learn more about our many burial options. Contact us by email, we’re here to help.
Monday – Friday: 9am to 3pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Winter Hours October 1 – April 30: 7am to 5pm
Summer Hours May 1 – September 30: 7am to 7pm