Winter Solstice Luminary Walk 2022
A Spectacular Evening of Light
We were thrilled to have close to 2,000 people come together at the park on December 17 to celebrate nature and our community on one of the longest nights of the year. Thanks to everyone who gave their time and talents to make it happen.
photos by Judy Sirota Rosenthal
50 years of Edgerton Park Conservancy
Planning for the Future
It happens to the best of us: One day you look up and realize you’re approaching a milestone birthday. Well, the same goes for parks! As 2022 comes to a close, we realized that the Conservancy—established as the Edgerton Garden Center in 1972—is now 50 years old! And, the Community Garden has been functioning as a space for cultivating food, flowers, and friendship for 40 years!
Please help us maintain the Park and continue to bring community events for everyone to enjoy.
Edgerton Park Poetry Project
Thoughts on Nature
We look forward to sharing some inspirational poetry as we celebrate Edgerton's Year of the Tree. 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.