A green space jewel set on the Hamden/New Haven border, Edgerton Park has been a part of
the New Haven parks system since 1965.
How We Evolved: In 1972, the Edgerton Park Conservancy was formed to encourage and give support to local gardeners and park users. The Conservancy works collaboratively with the city and other groups to ensure a vibrant park. Over the years, the Park's initial purpose has expanded to include preserving the park, supporting environmental awareness, and providing education programs for elementary school children that enhance their connections between nature and the arts.
The Park, which encompasses 25 acres, is the scene of many musical and dramatic events, and well as several fairs. See News & Activities.
The website Historic Barns of Connecticut devotes a page to Edgerton Park, noting its significant as a well-preserved example of an important trend in landscape architecture - the Country Place Era. Click to read more.
Edgerton Park is listed
on the National Register
of Historic Places.
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• Shakespeare in the Park:
Elm Shakespeare Company presents PERICLES
Aug. 14-17, 19-24, and 26-31
• Connecticut Green Expo and
• Sunday in the Park 2014
Check our News page for details about these and other upcoming events.
Our services and programs include:
The greenhouse pictured above is part
of the G.R.O.W.E.R.S. program, where you can purchase plants and seedlings all year round. See details at right.
BE PART OF OUR SUCCESS
Keep Edgerton Park a vibrant place for the community.
Click the link below to give online to the Edgerton Park Conservatory.
You may also become a member or renew your annual dues on line. Go to the Give or Join Online page and click on Memberships.
G.R.O.W.E.R.S.(www.growersinc.org) is a horticultural program for handicapped adults, who receive training and raise and sell plants to the public. It operates out the greenhouses, which it rents from Edgerton Park Conservancy.
Hours: The greenhouses are open for sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 7 days a week, from March 1 – December 23.
From December 26 through the end of February, hours are M-F from 9 to 4 and weekends 10 to 4.
Call 203-777-1886 for information. Entrance is at 75 Cliff Street, just off WhItney Avenue, near the New Haven/Hamden border.