CT: Hartford County- West Hartford- Elizabeth Park (Winter)

Elizabeth Park is a municipal park in Hartford/West Hartford and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

For one week in the beginning of Spring the Conservancy hosts a springs bulb show in the greenhouse.

As I was in the area I stopped by to take a quick peek. Most impressive was that the original greenhouses were built in 1898 and renovated in 2004.

Just outside the greenhouse is the famous rose garden. I took a picture now in anticipation of my return when the roses are in bloom. it is the oldest municipal rose garden in the United States.

Stone Bridge built in 1905

Beautiful stone bridges and ponds with ducks and geese encompass the park which are the subject of many local artists and photographers.

Boulder Bridge – an engineering feat

While it was still a cool day before Spring there were many kids climbing trees and friends picnicking. I think my favorite spot was by a brook beside Boulder bridge. It is truly an engineering feat to create this bridge with the boulders appearing to be free standing.

Gift of being present

My site visit was a success. I will be sure to return with the roses for a picnic by the pond. I drove nearby to the stores in West Hartford which was a great coupling to the park visit.

For the park set the GPS to: 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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