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Elizabeth Park Rose Garden and Governor's Residence

It's Connecticut Open House weekend ( so let's try an pretty urban walk and get a tour of the Governor's Residence in the process!

Meet at 10:00 at Elizabeth Park, corner of Prospect and Asylum Streets on the Hartford / West Hartford line. We'll meet in the parking lot between the greenhouses and the Pond House restaurant. (We may not all be able to park there, but we'll meet there near the greenhouses.)

We'll have a walk through the Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, the Rose Garden, and perhaps some other gardens.  Sneakers or other comfortable walking shoes will be appropriate, boots not required.

This will be more of a stroll than a hike, so we can stop and smell the roses! :-)

Then we will head, on foot, a short distance down Prospect to the Governor's Residence for the Open House there.

For those who are interested, we could have lunch in the park at the Pond House Café after,

Children are welcome on this walk. Leashed dogs are allowed at the park, but not at the Governor's Residence.

Info on Elizabeth Park here:

Info from the Open House weekend website: Governor’s Residence, 990 Prospect Ave., Hartford - Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and serving lemon ice on the outside patio along with tours of the outside sculpture garden and inside the Residence.

Information about the Governor's Residence here:

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  • David C. P.

    I'm a sucker for a good pun. Thanks

    June 17, 2014

  • David C. P.

    I even enjoyed watching the wedding but I was most impressed by the variety of statues in the governor's yard. They were wonderful. Did you see them?

    2 · June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was impressed by the entire experience.

      2 · June 16, 2014

    • Gloria

      I liked the big red horse statue! :-)

      1 · June 16, 2014

  • Jodette B.

    It was a great way to meet some new people and smell the roses :)

    2 · June 16, 2014

  • David C. P.

    An unknown treasure to a Northerner.

    June 16, 2014

  • Sharon

    I had a great time looking at all of the beautiful flowers and a wonderful lunch at the Pond House. Thank you!

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Michelle

    Beautiful. I got there late so I didn't see any of the Meet up members, but I did get to meet the Govenor.

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Joe R.

    Very enjoyable. The gardens, Sunrise overlook, the Angel's playground, meet and greet with the governor. Well planned! Good people, good time. Thanks Gloria!

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Nancy C.

    A great walk on a beautiful day.

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • jyll

    Very enjoyable

    June 14, 2014

  • Gloria

    Some of us met Governor Malloy and had photos with him!

    June 14, 2014

  • Julie P

    Maybe …. ; )

    June 12, 2014

  • Anne K.

    Would love to join in but I have a prior commitment.

    June 10, 2014

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