Stop and Smell the Roses at Elizabeth Park in Hartford

Elizabeth Park is a historical West Hartford gem with over 100 impressive acres of stunning gardens, wide open green space, serene walking paths, and a variety of recreational facilities.

From tennis courts and softball fields, to basketball and lawn bowling, you’ll find everything you need for a great day outdoors. Take a stroll over the stone bridges over the Laurel Pond, or enjoy a picnic or a fabulous brunch outside at the famous Pond House café. Visit the beautiful Perennial or Tulip Garden, escape the heat in the shade garden, or take a walk through the Overlook, East Lawn, and the Horticultural Garden. Don’t miss the central Rose Garden, which has been the focal point of Elizabeth Park for over 100 years.

There are no admission fees, so Elizabeth Park is the perfect place for your next family outing or special date. Visit the website to learn more about all that Elizabeth Park has to offer the West Hartford community.

Elizabeth Park
1561 Asylum Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 231-9443
www.elizabethparkct.org/index.html

Elizabeth Park: Downtown Beauty

Consisting of over 100 acres in West Hartford, Elizabeth Park gives residents and visitors a beautiful respite from city life. 2012 celebrates the park’s rose garden, the oldest and certainly one of the most beautiful in the country. Over 15,000 species of roses line walkways, fences and arches. The sights and smells are not to be missed! The rest of the park boasts thousands of species of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. What a great place to take a stroll. It’s why Hartford natives know that Elizabeth Park is perfect for something as simple as a picnic, or as special as a backdrop for wedding photos. The popular garden lecture series changes with the seasons. Learn about how to make your own garden beautiful with classes on planting, composting, landscaping and even party planning.

Elizabeth Park
150 Walbridge Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 231-9443
http://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-elizabeth-park-west-hartford

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