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Connecticut offers many ways to get back to nature, but none are as colorful as its gardens, which are blooming with history, entertainment, activities and – of course – flowers! Discover an array of beautiful, fragrant locations to dazzle your senses.
Featuring: Butler-McCook House & Garden | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pardee Rose Gardens | Sundial Gardens & Tea Shop | Thankful Arnold House | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Wickham Park
Summer in Connecticut erupts with color, from carefully tended gardens to wild grown fields and forest trails. In June, the roses make their entrance. In July, the rhododendrons and lavender take center stage. And in August the sunflowers provide the grand finale. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom. Remember, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day is June 23, so be sure to check for locations celebrating throughout the state.
Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of New London | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Florence Griswold Museum | Lavender Pond Farm | Lyman Orchards | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Bethlehem | Town of North Branford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Thomaston | Town of Thompson | Wickham Park
There’s so much to look forward to this May! And with Mother’s Day comes the perfect excuse for a family adventure, new experiences (whether that means delicious summer food or spa time) and much more.
Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Harkness Memorial State Park | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Logee's Greenhouses | Lyman Orchards | Manor House Inn | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pond House Cafe | Roseland Cottage Museum | Sanno Spa at Saybrook Point Inn | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wallingford General Antiques | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park
Overview: From rose gardens to lavender farms to sunflower fields, here are a few places in Connecticut where you can see summer at its most colorful.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bruce Museum | City of Hartford | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Cricket Hill Garden | Dinosaur State Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Fort Hill Farms | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lavender Pond Farm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Pachaug State Forest | Palmer Arboretum | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Westport Historical Society | Wickham Park | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History