NVCC is the only two year horticulture school in Connecticut.  Among their many programs of study, NVCC offers an Associate's degree in horticulture, as well as certificates in horticulture and landscape design.  Students benefit from exceptional faculty as well as access to a hands-on learning environment.  The entire campus serves as a horticulture laboratory including a sizeable arboretum, numerous specialty gardens, and 4 greenhouses.  Students, nurserymen, and community members alike have access to the beautiful collection of plants, which acts as an oasis in the midst of the surrounding urban environment of Waterbury, CT.

NVCC is home to the Tamarack Arboretum.  Founded in 1986, by Dr. Joseph Faryniarz, it has grown to a collection of over 300 different varieties of specimen trees as well as numerous shrubs.  The 150 acre campus includes 2 miles of blazed hiking paths on the Glacier Ridge Trail.  Besides the A.R.T.S.® trial site, NVCC is also an evaluation site for Texas A&M's Earth-Kind rose trials.  Other gardens that can be found on their campus include:  The Alan J. Zinser Memorial Rose Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Biblical Garden, Poet's Circle, Sustainable Garden, Teaching Garden, Medicinal Garden, Wishiewski Japanese Memorial Garden and Wisniewski Japanese Healing Garden.

Trial site manager:  Michael Schwartz, Academic Assistant to Horticulture

Trial site contact:  mschwartz@nv.edu

Location of A.R.T.S.® site within property:  Within the NVCC campus the original A.R.T.S.® trial is located on the north side of parking lot E, between Founders Hall and Technology Hall. The newest A.R.T.S.® trials are located on the south side of Technology Hall across from the Teaching Garden.

Geographic region for A.R.T.S.® trial data purposes:  Dfa - Humid Continental warm summer Climate (see CLIMATE MAP)


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