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In addition to helping to care for the beautiful gardens that bloom in the Park from Spring through Fall, the Conservancy hosts tours of the Park, events and a summer concert series.

Announcing lectures
Featuring Renowned
Garden Experts
Stephen Scaniello Martha Stewart Lynden B. Miller
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Spring Greenhouse Show, Tours, Reception and Sale
(Dates for the show and the sale have been changed)

Spring Greenhouse Show
March 24 - 31, 2017
Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm
Mon - Th: 9 am - 3 pm

Tour of Spring Greenhouse Show led by Bob Prill
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9:30 am, 10:00 am

Coffee Reception at the Cottage
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9 am - 11 am
Please rsvp for reception

Spring Greenhouse Sale
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10 am - 2 pm

Elizabeth Park Conservancy opens its Spring Greenhouse Show on Friday, March 24 featuring a spectacular array of spring bulbs and plants grown by Conservancy Horticultual Gardener Laura Barnett Goldberg and volunteers in the historic greenhouse in Elizabeth Park.

The show is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and from 9 am to 3 pm on Monday through Thursday through March 31.

There will be Tours led by former Horticulturalist Bob Prill on Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 and 10 am. A Coffee Reception will be held in the Cottage that day from 9 - 11 am. Please rsvp for the reception and tour.

Plants may be purchased by cash or check only on April 1, the day of the Spring Greenhouse Sale. Visitors are asked to bring their own trays or boxes to carry their plant purchases.

Included in the floral display are French hyacinths, muscari, tulips, daffodils, pansies, amaryllis, lemon geranium and Spanish oregano.

Martha Stewart
"Two Very Different Gardens: A Mountain Landscape and a Rural Farm"
Luncheon, Lecture and Book Signing

(This is a ticketed event which requires an admission charge)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 – 2 pm
Hartford Golf Club
Directions to Hartford Golf Club

Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 87 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher.

Raised in Nutley, New Jersey, in a family with six children, Martha developed her passion for cooking, gardening and homekeeping at an early age. Her mother taught her the basics of cooking, baking, canning, and sewing; her father introduced her to gardening at the age of three. Martha earned a bachelor’s degree in history and architectural history at Barnard College. Upon graduating, she became a stockbroker on Wall Street, where she gained her early business training. After moving to Westport, CT, in 1972, she developed a catering business that showcased her remarkable talent and originality.

Martha’s business sense and creative vision provided the framework for launching her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, in 1996. In 2007, inspired by her mother, Martha Kostyra, Martha unveiled the new Martha Stewart Center for Living at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Martha Stewart has been awarded numerous honors from the worlds of business, education, television, media, culinary arts, animal welfare and retail.

Her book, Martha Stewart's Vegetables, a collection of inspired recipes and tips for choosing, cooking and enjoying the freshest seasonal flavors, will be available for purchase and signing.

Lynden B. Miller
"Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape"
Luncheon, Lecture and Book Signing

(This is a ticketed event which requires an admission charge)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 – 2 pm
Hartford Golf Club
Directions to Hartford Golf Club

Renowned public garden designer Lynden B. Miller will present an inspirational lecture—based on 30 years of experience designing urban green space in New York City—showing that public spaces with good year-round plantings can change city life by providing a connection with nature for neighborhoods rich and poor.

Public spaces must be designed for the needs of the people who will use them. She will show the “befores” and “afters” of various projects around the city, how they are funded, and what effects they have had on city life in New York. Well-designed and well-maintained parks also contribute to economic growth in surrounding neighborhoods, providing tax benefits, encouraging tourism, and reducing crime.

After restoring the Conservatory Garden in Central Park beginning in 1982, Mrs. Miller has designed many public gardens and parks in New York City as well as gardens at the New York Botanical Garden and several university campuses. As a painter and garden designer, Mrs. Miller brings an artistic perspective to garden design. She has written a book about all this, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, which will be available for purchase and which Mrs. Miller will be glad to sign.

Save the Date - 10th Annual Wine & Roses
A Magical Garden Party, featuring Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts
(This is a ticketed fund-raising event)
Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction
Friday, June 9, 2017
6:30 – 9 pm
Pond House Cafe
1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT

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

Christine Doty
Executive Director

Andrea Masisak
Manager of Gardens, Grounds and Volunteers

Elizabeth Park Conservancy
1561 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
Map (directions)

Pond House Café
1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
860.231.8823 / phone
Map (directions)
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