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Edgerton Park, New Haven

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Edgerton, also known as Edgerton Park and Frederick F. Brewster Estate, is a 20acre public park on Whitney Avenue straddling the New Haven - Hamden town line in Connecticut.It is site of the demolished Victorian home of Eli Whitney II, known as "Ivy Nook". In 1909, it became the estate of industrialist Frederick F. Brewster, with a new Tudor-style mansion constructed named “Edgerton” for its location on the edge of town. The mansion was demolished in 1964, pursuant to Brewster's wishes, after the death of his wife, and the property was donated to the city. The present landscape was designed by Robert Storer Stephenson in 1909.The property was listed as historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. In 1988, the district included seven contributing buildings, eight other contributing structures, and one contributing object.FeaturesThe 22-acre park features the original wall, greenhouses, carriage house, gatehouse, and bridge from the Brewster estate. There is also a large fountain, community gardensThe Sarah T. Crosby Conservatory in the Community Greenhouses features a rain forest exhibit, a dry landscape with desert plants, and orchids.The Elm Shakespeare Company has been offering outdoor summer performances in Edgerton Park since 1995.Edgerton Park ConservancyEdgerton Park Conservancy is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the needs of Edgerton Park. It works to restore and maintain the buildings and grounds, and offers education programs for schools and the community in the Conservatory. The Conservancy works in partnership with the City of New Haven, which owns the property.
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  • Great neighborhood park, garden/nursery ...great dog walking place....great place to spend some time day or early evening, walk my dog here regularly, former old estate, nice please for an picnic, gre...  more »
  • Went to Edgerton Park to attend the CT folk fest. This is a very nice park with a community garden and green house and large field.  more »
  • We went to see Elm Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet last night in Edgerton Park in New Haven. Edgerton Park is situated in a beautiful residential section of New Haven. The play wa...  more »
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  • I LOVE this park. The greenhouse & especially the conservatory are phenomenal. The park is extremely clean & well maintained. It's the perfect place to read, picnic stroll or jog. I always encounter the friendliest people & so many dogs! It's also just big enough that privacy can be accomplished. There isn't a playground but wide enough spaces for children to run around or picnic. Such a beautiful spot.
  • Went on a school trip with jepson as a chaperone and the staff was really nice. They even allowed the kids to play after the trip was finished. They have a variety of plants and flowers at a reasonable price. They also allowed the kids to make a plant. I plan to visit more often with my children.
  • Lovely park to walk, run or bike in. Greenhouses have lots of plants of all types and employs handicapped workers in a wonderful program. The grounds are just beautiful and weddings and other outdoor events can be held there.
  • Nice plantings, huge trees, flower garden. Even chicken coop. People walk their dogs. Benches to sit on.
  • New Havens hidden gem, get away from the city and stroll through public garden and enjoy the green house. Beautiful place to bird watch, orioles, cardinals, blue Jays, and even humming birds could be spotted in the garden.
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