Connecticut gardens enhance public parks, nature centers, and historic home museums. A grand garden of this state is the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in the capital city of Hartford, site of a famous flower show every spring. Many of the state's fine historic homes have grand gardens, as do many of the
Gardens are a beautiful place for romantic walks or nature exploration with children.
Hollow Road / P.O. Box 245 Woodbury, CT, 06798 Phone: 203-263-2855
500 Hawthorne Avenue (near Osbornedale State Park) Derby, CT, 06418 Phone: 203-734-2513
96 Lyme Street Lyme, CT Phone: 860-434-5542
9 Main Street Bethlehem, CT, 06751 Phone: 203-266-7596 for tours
211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT Phone: 860-529-0612
Hours: May 1-October 31, daily except Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; April and November, open weekends only; special tours by appointment.
275 Great Neck Road / State Route 213 Waterford, CT, 06385 Phone: 860-443-5725
Beautiful seaside gardens; Roman Classical Revival Mansion open for tours in summer
77 Forest Street Hartford, CT, 06105 Phone: 860-522-9258
Victorian-era gardens on glorious display at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
300 Nettleton Hollow Road Washington, CT, 06793 Phone: 860-868-2200
1329 West Middle Turnpike Manchester, CT, 06040 Phone: 860-528-0856
20 Park Center Road Norwich, CT Phone: 860-823-3798
Nice urban park for walking, swimming, field sports. Park is famous for its grand rose garden.
75 Cliff Street at Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 Phone:
5774 Main Street Stratford, CT, 06614 Phone: 203-381-2046
59 Hidden Lake Road Higganum, CT, 06441 Phone: 860-345-4290
55 South Main Street Suffield, CT, 06078 Phone:
1520 Bronson Road Fairfield, CT, 06824 Phone: 203-259-1598
Corner of Prospect Avenue and Asylum Avenue Hartford, CT Phone: 860-231-9443
Hayden Hill Road, off Route 154 Haddam, CT, 06438 Phone: 860-345-2400
180 Park Road Hamden, CT, 06517 Phone: 203-946-8142