Annual Meeting June 20, 2023 at 6 pm
Join us in the Carriage House Garden for the Annual Meeting of the Edgerton Park Conservancy. Visit our Leadership page to review the slate of officers and board members.
Volunteer at Edgerton this Summer!
Everyone is welcome! No skills necessary. Our first volunteer Saturday is May 13. Starting in June we'll meet 8 am–11 am on the following dates:
• June 17
• July 15
• August 12
• September 9
This year, volunteers will help our head groundskeeper with a variety of tasks including: planting, spreading mulch in garden beds, weeding, and removing storm debris. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes. Optional items to consider bringing include gardening gloves, sunscreen, rakes, and shovels.
Meeting place: The Barn behind the Carriage House. Closest entrance is at the corner of Edgehill Road and Edgehill Terrace. Looking forward to seeing you!
Join the Volunteer Email List for updates from the groundskeeper.
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! With 2022 behind us, 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 50th year. 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.