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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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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 attraction reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was a lovely place but there was no playground or place to swim.People were picnicking because there are no bbq pits but some brought their own.We walked around but didn't stay long because there was no playground for my 5 year old son.He did have fun watching the ducks in the pond.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We first came here two years ago in October. This trip was in May. We have never been when the roses were in bloom. However, this trip we saw the tulips and lilacs in all their glory. What a glorious place! I can't wait to go back for the roses. We sat on a bench right outside the rose garden... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We try to go in May when all the tulip are out. What a spectacular view. All the vivid colors, my mother a flower aficionado loves coming here. We also then go in the summer when all the roses are out. You see a lot of wedding parties coming to the park. The park is very well maintained and there... More

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