Garden Lecture Thursday, October 29, 7 pm via Zoom
Food Justice: The Gospel of the Garden
Join Willie James Jennings, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School for a live, online presentation about Food Justice. Please RSVP to receive an email with Zoom link on the day of the lecture. Free and open to the public.
Fall Volunteer Days
Saturdays, Sept 26, Oct 10 and Oct 24
9 am – 1 pm
Join us this fall to help clean up Edgerton Park! Meet at the barn behind the Carriage House to pick up tools. Stop in for any amount of time to lend a hand. Your involvement makes all the difference.
Wear a mask, and bring a water bottle, gloves, hat and any favorite hand tools. Thank you!
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!
Edgerton Park is for everyone!
Autumn 2020 Campaign
The Edgerton Park Conservancy is so grateful for the outpouring of support during our autumn campaign, Edgerton Park is for Everyone! Thank you for helping to preserve one of the region's most iconic and historic parks. Donations are still being accepted to the Annual Fund if you missed the opportunity to give. Thank you!
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.