Are you in the East coast and want to explore a new place and at the same time connect with nature? I hear ya! Then I will recommend to explore Elizabeth Park in Connecticut. Honestly, its beauty amazed me! If you ever felt that way before, I think this park is perfect for you!
Located at 1561 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT. Elizabeth Park Conservancy was formed in 1977 by a small group of neighbors. This beautiful park was once a working farm but now, with the love and help from the surrounding community it has the third largest rose garden, this was the first municipal rose garden in the United States.
We went in September. For full bloom arches, go in mid June – early July.
What can you do at Elizabeth Park?
This park has a garden for every person. If you are a lover of Roses, they have a beautiful Rose garden. If you love Tulips, they have a beautiful Tulip garden and the list goes on! In case you are interested in knowing when all these flowers bloom, here is the link.
Explore Elizabeth Park and its beautiful greenhouses, amazing trees, astonishing ponds, multiple walks and so many interesting features.
In a mood for a picnic? There are a few picnic tables but in case those are taken, you can bring your own blanket. Or if you don’t want to do a picnic, you can still eat here at the Pond House Café. You will love the variety and fascinating menu they have.
Please, be mindful of your trash.
Let’s help keeping the beauty of this place.
TIP: Pay attention to the trees! You will find yourself fascinated by them. Believe me, these trees have not the ordinary word in them.
Elizabeth Park in also offers summer concerts, garden lectures, trips and garden programs such as tours, demonstrations and special events like weddings, etc. If you would like to get more information about hosting an event, you can click here.
Hours & Entries
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ELIZABETH PARK:
Elizabeth Park remains open to the public. The City of Hartford has closed all parking lots in City Parks in an effort to prevent overcrowding. NO vehicles are allowed in the Park with the exception of those belonging to the Department of Public Works, Conservancy staff, and contractors. Parking is available on select streets.A friendly reminder: dogs must continue to be leashed at all times for everyone’s safety. Help us keep Elizabeth Park a beautiful, safe place for everyone to enjoy.
The Park has two entrances, one in the north side at Asylum Ave. and the second one on the east side of Prospect Ave. There is no charge to entry but donations are welcome as Elizabeth Park is Elizabeth Park thanks to the amazing donations people has given through the years. Open from dawn to dusk, 365 days of the year. This Park is also handicap-accessible. There are three parkings and you can get there by bus too, so no excuse! Everything aligns so you can go an experience the beauty of it! Here is the link of the map for a better understanding of the layout.
I remember I was going through a heart break the first time I visited this park, and its beauty made my entire week. I have never seen a place as beautiful as this Park. So, please, take your loved ones with you, take yourself to know this amazing place with such great history. It was and is care with love, so the Park gives love. If you would like to donate click here and if you would like to volunteer click here.
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