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Elizabeth Park
Vacation Travel Guide

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

Delamar West Hartford
Delamar West Hartford
3.5 out of 5
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT
The price is NT$4,453 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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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West Hartford Inn
West Hartford Inn
2 out of 5
900 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
The price is NT$1,960 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Children's Museum and The Center & The Square. American School for Deaf and ...

3.1/5 (416 reviews)

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The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,893 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (900 reviews)

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The Goodwin Hotel
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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$4,453 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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West Hartford Inn
West Hartford Inn
2 out of 5
900 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
The price is NT$1,960 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
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The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,893 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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Hilton Hartford
Hilton Hartford
3.5 out of 5
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$2,595 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Hilton Hartford
Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown
Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown
3.5 out of 5
942 Main St, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,109 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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Marriott Hartford Downtown
Marriott Hartford Downtown
4 out of 5
200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
The price is NT$3,333 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
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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$2,773 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
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Red Roof Inn Plus+ Hartford Downtown
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown
3 out of 5
338 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown
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