National Public Gardens Day takes place annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day, an unofficial start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind for most of the public. This year, National Public Gardens Day will be celebrated on Friday, May 9, 2014.
National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities nationwide.
National Public Gardens Day celebrates all public gardens, botanical gardens, educational gardens, specialty gardens, entertainment gardens, arboreta, farm gardens, historical landscapes and zoos, and each institution participates in their own unique way.
Participating Connecticut Gardens:
127 Lonetown Road
Marsh Botanical Garden
Yale University Campus
227 Mansfield St, New Haven, CT 06511
Town Hall 415 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
Connecticut College Arboretum
270 Mohegan Avenue Campus
New London, CT 06320
Find other Free Public Garden locations at nationalpublicgardensday.org