G.R.O.W.E.R.S. @ the Edgerton Park Greenhouses
4th Annual Holiday Kickoff
Thursday, December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy wine from Jorge Ordonez Selections, music by the jazz players Bad Slax, and Hors d'oeuvres, as well as raffle prizes, to benefit the G.R.O.W.E.R.S. vocational horticulture program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Tickets • $20 a piece.
Dec. 4, 5 & 6 – Wreath decorating in the greenhouse
Friday, Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Dec. 5 & 6, 10-3 p.m.
Click here to learn more about both events.
Close to 50 people enjoyed the most recent Edgerton Park 50th Anniversary event on Nov. 8:
Dr. Alan J. Plattus, Director of Yale Urban Design Workshop and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale, discussed: "Private to Public: Great Estates and the Creation of Parks."
Sunday in the Park 2015
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARK BELOW AND THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE
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 recent photos and supplied some fun detail. Click here to view.
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 that enhance their connections between nature and the arts.
Keep the Park 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.
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 was to be opened to the public.
G.R.O.W.E.R.S.(www.growersinc.org) is a horticultural program for handicapped adults, who receive training and raise and sell plants to the public. It operates out the greenhouses, which it rents from Edgerton Park Conservancy.
Hours: The greenhouses are open for sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 7 days a week, from March 1 – December 23.
From December 26 through the end of February, hours are M-F from 9 to 4 and weekends 10 to 4.
Call 203-777-1886 for information. Entrance is at 75 Cliff Street, just off Whitney Avenue, near the New Haven/Hamden border. Street parking is permitted.
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.