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