Elizabeth Park

Vacation Travel Guide
Elizabeth Park which includes a park and a pond as well as a small group of people

Breathe in the scents of thousands of blooms in one of America’s oldest public rose gardens, located in the heart of this charming park in Hartford.

Elizabeth Park is an estate turned public park and garden in Hartford, Connecticut. Explore its world-famous rose gardens or enjoy a meal at the restaurant nestled among the foliage.

Find one of America’s oldest and largest public rose gardens in Elizabeth Park. Over 800 varieties of roses bloom here on more than 15,000 bushes.

Take note of the gorgeous gazebo, which looks almost like a shrub because it is completely covered in lush green vines.

Explore the other gardens in the park and walk among colorful perennials, tulips and heritage roses. The Shade Garden features raised flowerbeds and a dramatic pair of weeping blue atlas cedars.

Walk to Stone Bridge for a serene moment overlooking Laurel Pond and Lily Pond. Its older sister structure, Boulder Bridge, blends so well into the scenery that you just might miss it.

Elizabeth Park holds an extended spring greenhouse show during March. Visit from late June through fall to see different varieties in bloom.

The Summer Concert Series hosts acts ranging from swing to salsa to soul music. Attend a performance in the Rose Garden or in the Pond House Hall during inclement weather.

When you get hungry, go to the Pond House Café. Try to identify plants in the vegetable and herb gardens as you approach the building; some of these items may become ingredients of your lunch selection. During the summer, visit the Dog House take-out café for a snack.

Elizabeth Park is open every day of the year. You can visit between sunrise and sunset. Although there is no admission fee, donations are gratefully accepted to help maintain the gardens.

You can enter Elizabeth Park from two directions. On the north end, head to parking lots and the café via Asylum Avenue. If you’re coming from Prospect Avenue on the east side, take the one-way lane around the rose garden. Visitors with limited mobility can enjoy the rose garden on this lovely little drive. You will find available parking throughout the park.

Top Hotels Close to Elizabeth Park

Hilton Hartford
Hilton Hartford
3.5 out of 5
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,999 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Downtown Hartford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hartford Stage and XL Center. Connecticut Convention Center and Trinity College are also ...
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"The easy access to the XL center"

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Hilton Hartford
The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$4,685 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Hartford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theater Works and XL Center. Connecticut Convention Center and Xfinity Theatre are also ...
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Reviewed on 2021/9/20

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Delamar West Hartford
Delamar West Hartford
3.5 out of 5
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT
The price is NT$7,470 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Situated in the entertainment district, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Children's Museum and The Center & The Square. Noah Webster House and ...
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"The hotel is beautiful. I wish there would have been a gift shop or someplace to purchase necessary items. I appreciated the nightly bottled water and chocolates. Had a very nice pedicure at the spa. I did not valet but had a friend pick me up/drop me off. The valet never opened the car door and ..."

Reviewed on 2021/8/28

Delamar West Hartford
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The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
440 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$2,836 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$4,685 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
The Goodwin Hotel
Hilton Hartford
Hilton Hartford
3.5 out of 5
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,999 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Hilton Hartford
Delamar West Hartford
Delamar West Hartford
3.5 out of 5
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT
The price is NT$7,470 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Delamar West Hartford
West Hartford Inn
West Hartford Inn
2 out of 5
900 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
The price is NT$4,263 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
West Hartford Inn
Candlewood Suites Hartford Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Candlewood Suites Hartford Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
370 Market Street, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$2,994 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Candlewood Suites Hartford Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford
Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford
2.5 out of 5
351 Pitkin Steet, East Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,055 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford
Marriott Hartford Downtown
Marriott Hartford Downtown
4 out of 5
200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$6,915 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Marriott Hartford Downtown
Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
100 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,040 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, an IHG Hotel
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