Our World Tuesday: Edgerton Park, Hamden/New Haven

Last week a friend from work and I had lunch at Edgerton Park.  This 25-acre park sits on the edge of New Haven (and Hamden) on land that was once the property of Eli Whitney.  The land was once the property of an industrialist named Frederick Brewster.  He built the place as a getaway from urban life.

The grounds were landscaped in the style of an 18th-century English landscape garden.  The day we were there was very wet, so the various shades of green that painted the landscape glistened magically.  





The fountain there is very beautiful.
Brewster's will stipulated that the house he built for his wife be demolished after her death, but the carriage house and other structures still stand--including the conservatory where this orchid bloomed.



There are community gardens near the conservatory and folks strolling all over the grounds.  It's an oasis, to be sure.



Comments

  1. What a lovely world it is! Wonderful captures for the day, Sandy!! Love your shot of the fountain!! Enjoy!!

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  2. greeness! soon summer is over!

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  3. Northern climes are lovely in a restrained way! Fun outing

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  4. There is something about old places.
    Full of life from the past can be found in the walls and trees and flowers
    People live on through them and add to them their spirit.

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  5. Wonderful place to walk and get together with a friend.

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  6. Now look at that, what a beautiful sight and world.

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  7. lovely gardens and ivy. rather sad that the house was purposely demolished.

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  8. An oasis is always welcomed in our troubled world.

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  9. You are lucky to have such an area to peruse. It looks heavenly.

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  10. As long as you had to leave the beach and go back to work, this was indeed a very lovely oasis to find! I'm wondering if there is a restaurant on the grounds?

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  11. what a nice getaway from urban life eh? def would be a cool place to retreat to....like the stone work as well...

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  12. I can almost hear that fountain, Sandy. The day was perfect for a stroll in such a tranquil place.

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  13. Lovely shots. I liked the pink orchid.

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  14. Beautiful! I've always admired the English for their ability to create beautiful gardens.

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  15. Anonymous11:49 PM

    That orchid is amazing! And what a lovely park.

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  16. Love the fountain shot in particular :)

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  17. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  18. great tour, loved seeing the garden and blooms

    I'm inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

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  19. What a legacy. It looks like a jewel of a place.

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  20. I want to follow that path into the woods and see where it leads! Beautiful place, even in gloomy weather.

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  21. some of these images seem more like spring green than late summer - all the rain we've had in the Appalachians has had that affect around here too.

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