Eric Larson Gives First Garden Lecture of 2019
“A Four Season Garden: The Plants and Strategies That Make It Happen”
Thanks to Eric Larson for a great lecture on January 17! There was standing room only in the carriage house as Mr. Larson showed slides and told anecdotes about plants and trees appropriate for our Connecticut climate. His vast knowledge of gardening and engaging presentation style made the subject come alive. Thoughts for the New Haven gardener: plant more apricot and paw paw trees, and try growing hardy crops in winter with some simple techniques. Join us for our next lecture in April. Details to come!
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New Year's Eve Luminary Walk
Edgerton’s first Luminary Walk was a huge success, and we were glad to ring in the new year with you! Despite the rain, approx. 300-400 neighbors arrived with children, strollers, dogs (and umbrellas!) to walk the glowing roadways lit by luminaries sparkling in the rain. Visitors followed the path to the Carriage House for hot cider, cookies, and a bird feeder making station.
Many said this was their first visit to the park, and they learned of the event from Facebook. Thank you for helping to spread the word about our special park! Please invite your friends to follow us on Facebook, sign up for our newsletter, and become members.
Winter has arrived!
Chilly temperatures, bright sun and ice coated trees make Edgerton Park a sparkly winterscape.
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.