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Elizabeth Park

Address: Prospect Ave., I-84 Exit 44, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-722-6543
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Ranked #7 of 40 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a lovely pond and sports and...
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Type: Gardens, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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English first
Hartford, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful park for all to enjoy. The flowers are simply stunning. It is a pleasure to walk around, soak in the sun, and relax with nature. It is also a great place to walk around after a meal at the Pondhouse restaurant (which is located within the grounds of the park). Highly recommended location... More 

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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Elizabeth Park is a wonderful place to visit when the roses are in bloom.for an extra treat have lunch at The Pond House which is in the park.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you want to take a nice walk on a lovely day while learning and exploring this is the place to go. Great flowers with great smells and herbs and other gardening items. They even have a place to go and eat now. It has been there a long time. It is maintained beautifully and historic homes are in the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Free rose garden on the outskirts of the city very beautiful nice relaxing time in the park to stroll or for a picnic has a multifunction pond house can hose a wedding or any function. Good size pond with fishes in it and water sprays. But go for the rose gardens and the flower gardens are very well kept

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Sale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After a gentle stroll from West Hartford we arrived at Elizabeth Park. We sat on a bench overlooking the lake admiring the scenery including the wildlife. For the next hour or so we wandered around the park, the flower beds were gorgeous and we took quite a few photos of them. However we were very disappointed with the rose gardens.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The tulips in the spring are stunning. Haven't seen the rose gardens yet, but I've heard great things!

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Запорожье, Украина
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The place is filled with gorgeous vintage looking architecture objects, such as stone arch bridges, glass greenhouse, and of course the rose garden. Seems like a prefect place for a wedding.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Elizabeth Park is a treasure on the border of Hartford and West Hartford. The rose garden is amazing in spring and early summer and the perennial gardens and annual gardens are equally wonderful. This is a beautiful park and a great place for a picnic or stroll. There is a very nice restaurant in the park as well.

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