Garden Tours

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Garden Programs

Elizabeth Park offers a wide variety of tours, demonstrations, and other events in our gardens.

    Connecticut Iris Society Spring Cleanup

    Join the Connecticut Iris Society for their fall cleanup of the Iris Beds. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves and tools. The rain date for the event is scheduled for May 4.

    Rose Pruning Workshop by Rosarian Stephen Scanniello

    Rosarian Stephen Scanniello will lead a Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, April 30 in Elizabeth Park's historic rose garden. Participants may arrive at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a lesson with Stephen, and are asked to bring their own gloves and pruners. Suggested donation for the Workshop is $10 per person. For more information or to register, email or call 860-231-9443 ext 104.

    Park History Tour

    Learn about the history of the Park, its gardens (including the Nation's oldest public rose garden), greenhouses, buildings, and grounds during this informative tour, led by Kathy Kraczkowsky, Director of Park Operations.

    Connecticut Iris Society 77th Annual Exhibition

    Connecticut Iris Society 77th Annual Exhibition, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pond House.

    Connecticut Rhododendron Show

    Connecticut Rhododendron Show, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pond House.

    Tree Tour with UCONN Arborist John Kehoe

    Join UCONN Arborist John Kehoe for an informative Tree Tour through Elizabeth Park! 

    Perennial Garden Tour with Rosemary Aldridge

    Join us for a tour of the Elizabeth Park Perennial Garden led by Horticulturist Rosemary Aldridge.

    Tour is FREE and begins at the flagpole outside the green Cottage.

    Herb Society of America, CT Unit Annual Herb Symposium, Lunch & Sale

    The Herb Society of America, Connecticut Unit will hold its Annual Herb Symposium, Lunch and Sale on May 30 at the Pond House Cafe from 9:30 am to 2 pm

    Heritage Rose Garden Tours by Rosarian Stephen Scanniello

    Join Elizabeth Park Rosarian Stephen Scanniello for tours of the Heritage Rose Garden on June 4 at 1 pm and 4 pm.

    Rose Garden Tours with Head Rose Gardener Peter Winne

    Head Rose Gardener Peter Winne will lead FREE tours of Elizabeth Park's historic Rose Garden every Wednesday,  June 5 - July 3

    Rose Weekend

    The Elizabeth Park Conservancy invites you to Rose Weekend 2019, June 15-16! Featuring thousands of rose bushes and arches in bloom, Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford Show and Sale, Sat. poetry readings and “Painters in the Park”, and Sun. Rose Garden tours, community, cultural and arts organizations under the tent, and scavenger hunt for the whole family. 

    Rose Weekend Tours

     Elizabeth Park Rosarian Stephen Scanniello will provide tours of the Rose Garden on June 15 at 1:30 p.m. and June 16 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m as part of Rose Weekend.