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Honor Someone Special

The Conservancy offers several unique opportunities to preserve a precious life moment, honor a special friend or family member, or acknowledge the passing of an important person in your life. Your contribution is a great way to mark life's milestones while helping to preserve the Park

Rose BED AND ROSE Arch Dedications

The Conservancy offers several options in the rose garden dedication program. A small plaque with the name of the honoree is placed in the rose bed or at the base of the arch. The plaques are on view on an annual basis and are placed in springtime. One year is designated as June 1 to November of the same year.

While we attempt to honor requests for rose beds and arches, we cannot always assign specific ones when multi-year dedications are in place. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the program at 860-231-9443 ext. 104. We are happy to work with you.

One-year Arch or Rose Bed Dedication $150.00
Three-year Arch or Rose Bed Dedication $400.00
Six-year Arch or Rose Bed Dedication $800.00

Bench Dedication

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy started a bench program in 1990 as a way for people to honor family and friends, and for the park to install much-needed places to sit and rest for visitors. There are over 100 benches in the park, and our visitors use them daily.
A personalized plaque is installed with your message for your honoree. If you live in the area, please come to see the benches and samples of messages. You will also get a sense of the park and where you might want to install a new bench or refurbish an existing one.

While most of the spots in and around the gardens are filled, there are opportunities to refurbish older benches as well as install new ones in other areas. The donation for benches located in the Rose Garden is $5,000, while those located outside the Rose Garden is $2,500. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the program at 860-231-9443. You can review the Bench Dedication Policy and Application form by clicking on the link on the right.

Tree Dedication

Tree dedications are not currently available

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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1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
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