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Your Donation Makes a Difference!
Thanks to your vital support, many exciting things have happened at Edgerton this past year. We've made repairs and improvements to the buildings and grounds, offered educational programs for over 1,200 New Haven school children, introduced a garden lecture series for the public, and much more. The Conservancy has two principal sources of income—our annual Sunday in the Park celebration, and donations from you. Please consider a gift to support these initiatives and become a member of this beautiful public park. Thank you!
Join your Neighbors to Celebrate the Winter Solstice
Dress for the weather to walk the park’s paths lit by hundreds of lanterns. Refreshments provided in the Carriage House. Wreaths and holiday decorations for sale by G.R.O.W.E.R.S. in the Greenhouse. Enter at Upper Cliff Street and Edgehill Road gates.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Free and fun for all ages
To volunteer: email@example.com
Thanks for making Sunday in the Park a huge success!
It was a beautiful day for enjoying the outdoor festivities at Edgerton Park. There were vegetables and fresh flowers from Edgerton gardens; treasures in the White Elephant Tag sale and silent auction; books galore; pony rides, live raptors, games and rides for children; and wonderful food and music all afternoon. Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who made it all possible!
Curious about the plants, like the one shown above, in Edgerton Park? Ariana Buckley, who works in the greenhouse for G.R.O.W.E.R.S., has taken photos and supplied some fun detail. Click here to view.
Our Park is Beautiful – and Historic
A green space jewel on the Hamden/ New Haven border, Edgerton Park has been a part of the New Haven Parks system since 1965.
Click the link to learn about the history of the Park.
And visit a Flickr site to see photos of the mansion in the Park. Benefactor Frederick Brewster's will required this to be razed before the park could be opened to the public. The Carriage House, pictured below, still exists, and is the center of our activities.
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 mission has expanded to include:
• Encouraging and promoting horticultural programs and education and to organize, coordinate and support all efforts and activities concerned with the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Edgerton Park.
• Organizing, coordinating and supporting supporting environmental awareness
• Providing education programs for elementary school children to enhance connections with nature and the arts.
Garden Plot Rental Program lets members of the Edgerton Park Conservancy with a range of gardening experience enjoy raising vegetables and flowers in the Edgerton Community Gardens. MORE
Greenhouse Rental Program
This option gives area residents winter gardening opportunities from October to June. DETAILS
PHOTOS ABOVE ARE OF THE ANNUAL SUNDAY IN THE PARK, HELD EACH SEPTEMBER.
BE PART OF OUR SUCCESS
The Park – listed on the National Register of Historic Places – encompasses 25 acres and is a valued community resource. It is the scene of many musical and dramatic events, and well as several fairs. Keep Edgerton Park a vibrant place for the community. Click the link below to give online to 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.