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!
Garden Lecture Series
Tom Zetterstrom offered ideas for ways to control invasive plants
Thanks to Tom Zetterstrom for an informative presentation in the Carriage House in January on how to recognize and control three aggressive invasive plants that are threatening the region’s eco balance. Tom is a fine arts photographer, tree preservationist, environmental activist, and a founder of Elm Watch. We had a great audience, and lots of good questions on the topic. Our next Garden Lecture will be from Domingo Medina of Peels and Wheels Composting. Check back for details.
2nd Annual Winter Solstice Luminary Walk
A night of lights on the shortest day of the year
Hundreds of people turned out on December 21st to celebrate the Winter Solstice at the park! Glowing lanterns lit the paths and the greenhouses were illuminated from within to welcome visitors. Warm refreshments, music and activities were enjoyed under the twinkling lights in the Carriage House. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the event possible, and special thanks to our wonderful sponsors:
• Festive cocktails by New Haven’s Tavern on State
• Demonstrations by Science Haven
• Live music from Eric Larson
> Read more at the Daily Nutmeg
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.