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Wildflowers for Pollinators
Summer is here and our pollinator meadow is in full flower! Created with the help of volunteers and a Partners for Plants grant from the Garden Club of America, a mix of flora and grasses restores native habitat for our winged friends.
Maybe you’ve seen plastic laid across the ground? This heats the first few inches of soil, helping to eradicate aggressive weeds without the use of harmful pesticides. Meanwhile, birds, bees, butterflies and scores of tiny insects—that rely on pollen and nectar for survival—enjoy the bounty of wildflowers.
James Balog, Redbud tree in spring bloom, Maggie Valley, NC, April 2001. Photograph. ©2001 James Balog Photography/Earth Vision Institute.
Courtesy of the artist.
Honoring Trees Exhibition
Edgerton Park Conservancy is a proud sponsor of a curated online art exhibition, Honoring Trees. The exhibition invites us to reflect on the splendor of trees, the challenges climate change and human stresses pose to trees, and our opportunity to respond with creativity and courage.
The exhibition is cosponsored by arboretums and nonprofit organizations which help plant and care for trees and educate others about the importance of trees to our future.
Honoring Trees features work by 14 of today’s leading artists:
View the exhibition
An accompanying resource directory shows how you can get involved.
Edgerton Park Poetry Project
Thoughts on Nature
We look forward to sharing some inspirational poetry during these challenging days of 'social distancing.' Thank you for supporting New Haven's beautiful outdoor resource!
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.