"Gardening for Good: How Your Backyard Can Help Protect Long Island Sound" with Judy Preston
Garden Lecture in the Carriage House
Thursday, September 26 at 7 pm
Judy Preston runs an Advanced Master Gardener Coastal Certificate program designed to teach sustainable gardening practices focused on reducing nitrogen inputs to the Sound. Join us to learn how the landscapes we create at home can make a difference to that estuary in our backyard.
Free and open to the public
Reception to follow
Sunday in the Park 2019
A Great Day at Edgerton!
This year's Sunday in the Park was a wonderful celebration of music, animals, great food, second-hand treasures, art projects, history, sliding and jumping, plants, books, and of course, outdoor fun. The weather was sunny and all ages turned out to enjoy the beauty of Edgerton Park. Thank you to the many volunteers who made this event happen, and thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting the Edgerton Park Conservancy.
Great Turnout for April Garden Lecture
“To Bee or not to Bee”
On April 25 we welcomed an experienced group of panelist to discuss all things related to bees. Michael O'Malley, author of The Wisdom of Bees; Sean Duffy, Beekeeper & Edgerton Park Conservancy Board Member; Savannah Lee, graduate of the Huneebee Project at the New Haven Land Trust; and Mark Creighton, Apiary Inspector for the State of Connecticut. We learned how bee hives and their social structure have been written about since the time of Aristotle, and how modern beekeepers work with bees to keep the colony healthy. We are connected to bees in so many ways. Thanks to our panelists for sharing their fascinating stories!
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.