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Elizabeth Park

Prospect Ave., I-84 Exit 44, Hartford, CT 06106
860-722-6543
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Ranked #7 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a lovely pond and sports and concert facilities, is best known for its... more » Owner description: This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a lovely pond and sports and concert facilities, is best known for its magnificent rose garden, with 800 varieties of roses. « less
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Plainville,CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are several annual gardens beside the rose gardens. They are well planned and cared for . Take time to walk the many trails where you will discover hidden gems. If you need a rest or just want to take in the beauty of it all, benches are everywhere. There is a large open area where free concerts are held... More

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Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The rose garden was beautiful when we were there. Unfortunately the arches weren't in bloom yet, but it was still beautiful. Only a short walk from the parking lot. It would have been nice if there was a (small) playground near the parking lot as well.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When I lived and worked in Hartford, I used to take my lunch breaks here and come with friends at all times of year just to walk around and enjoy this sanctuary in the city. Of course, June and July are awesome when the gardens are in full bloom-- I can't say enough about it. We recently took family here... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

They had cranes fying around in there, a beautiful pond with ducks, as well as a large area with roses and so many varieties.

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Burlington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The flower gardens were beautiful. The trees were unique and there was many shady areas. It had Nice picnic areas.

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La Quinta, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wanted to visit since I saw so many great photos and reviews. This place is probably really nice when in full bloom. But we went this past weekend (July) and everything looked dead or it was on it's way to being dead. I agree with the another reviewer needs some upkeep. It's a nice place to stop and see though... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had never visited Elizabeth Park before although I have lived in CT my whole life. It was beautiful. Lots of activity. Even some brides having pictures taken. The roses were peaking but had we gone a few weeks earlier we could have enjoyed irises and peonies. There is a restaurant named Pond House. Nice setting. There is a venue for... More

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West Hartford, CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hartford has plenty of problems but, like many small cities, it also has some incredible surprises. My favorite this time of year: The Elizabeth Park Rose Garden. It's one of the largest municipal public gardens in the U.S. and contains many rare varieties. Avid gardeners from Japan and Great Britain come for tours all of the time but locals rarely... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had lunch at the Pond House on 6/7/2014 and was looking forward to a post-lunch walk through the Rose Garden. So disappointing to see weeds in the beds and dead branches on the arbors. It looks like it needs some serious attention. I can't understand why it looked so unkempt. There was also a wedding thereon that day and... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Elizabeth Park is my neighborhood goto place for daily jog/walks and photography! Beautiful, peaceful, with diverse crowds, and Pond House Cafe is a delightful treat.

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