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Wine & Roses Fund-raiser

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy hosts their major fund-raiser each June called Wine & Roses. This event is held at the Pond House Café banquet room and has a silent and live auction. The Conservancy needs to raise over $100,000 to maintain the rose garden alone each year In addition to the rose garden, the Conservancy raises funds for the other gardens in the park that are enjoyed by the public each year.

Please contact our office at admin@elizabethparkct.org to receive an email invitation.

Spring Greenhouse Sale

For decades, the City of Hartford and the Conservancy have brought spring early to the park by hosting the Spring Greenhouse Show, which is free to the public. In the fall, the Conservancy orders many varieties of bulb plants: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and lilies, which are potted and moved to cold storage for the winter. Under a controlled environment, the plants are moved to the greenhouse and will bloom in time for the show. Hanging baskets of annuals, which are started from seeds, add to the color and variety.

The show is held for two weeks in March. On the last Saturday, the Conservancy holds a greenhouse sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check under What’s Happening for this year’s date.

The funds raised from the Greenhouse Sale support the Tulip Garden, which blooms in late April to early May. Over 11,000 tulips are planted in the fall for the spectacular spring show.

For questions or information, please call: 860-231-9443, ext. 104
or email us:

Christine Doty
President and CEO

Kathy Kraczkowsky
Co-Director of Park Operations


Elizabeth Park Conservancy
1561 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
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Pond House Café
1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
860.231.8823 / phone
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