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Address: Prospect Ave., I-84 Exit 44, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-722-6543
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Description: This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a...
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.
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Best walk in Hartford

This is my favorite park in Hartford, CT. There is a view showing downtown Hartford from one end of the park, and spectacular Rose Gardens on the other side. The duck pond and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Shannon_Leila
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Cooperstown, New York
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Cooperstown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite park in Hartford, CT. There is a view showing downtown Hartford from one end of the park, and spectacular Rose Gardens on the other side. The duck pond and little cafe are two highlights, as well as a diverse assortment of trees and flower gardens. Everything is labeled and easy to find. There is even a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A beautiful park, in any season. Formal and informal gardens. Lots of paths for walking and contemplating and park benches for sitting and reading. Wonderful open spaces for picnicking. Lots of very tall, shady trees. Wonderful vistas. Great for photography buffs. Well maintained. The rose garden (circa early 1900s) is a treasure. The solarium hosts garden and horticulture oriented events.... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were expecting roses but they weren't in bloom. It is still a beautiful park. Very busy on a Saturday afternoon.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The rose gardens are at their best in the month of June. The Park sponsors several special events around the time the roses peak. The Heritage Rose garden has been undergoing a major renovation in the last 2 years. It is looking good. We enjoy riding bikes and running around the park. The Wednesday evening concerts in the summer are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

elizabeth park is a beautiful place for a date. very romantic, easy stroll through the flowers; it's beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Pond house resturant ... Is an excellent venue for lunch... Servicios are very good and menu is very good, too...

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Which other park can be better than this? This city park is very near to the Hartford town. It has got a huge area. It has got everything to be a perfect one - walking trails, running tracks, pond house, concert place, very gorgeous rose garden. The rose garden and concert are for summer specially. Still this is a all... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Know for its Rose Garden this park is agreat place all spring and summer too. I have been there for the spring Tulips and Glads . Great place for wedding when coupled with receptoin at the Pond House. Great place for week summer concerts on Wednesday in the summer.

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Hartford, CT
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Hartford's tony "West End" boasts the Governor's mansion and neighboring Elizabeth Park. The "Pond House" café serves a terrific and moderately priced lunch, dinner and weekend brunch year round in a well, "park-like" setting complete with Koi ponds. The most famous feature of the park though, is its extensive cultured rose gardens where hundreds of varieties vie for attention during... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I am a volunteer in the rose garden and have therefore been able to explore the park fully and this has increased my appreciation of the park even more. The roses are just spectacular when in bloom. Sign up for one of the free walks. The last one I participated was a walking tour that showcased some of the very... More 

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