CONNECTICUT, USA

Connecticut, USA, is part of New England, in the northeast corner of the United States. That small state has what is called a humid continental climate, where the humidity comes from the Atlantic Ocean that it borders. Connecticut gets enough average precipitation to sustain a wide variety of plants. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter, but the temperature extremes are moderated by the ocean.

The state’s history goes back to the founding of the country. Many rural towns still have a ‘green’, i.e. a grassy area that was used in the past for grazing.

The gardens featured here were photographed during a trip to Stratford, Connecticut, for the ‘Stratfords of the World Reunion 2014’. Thank you to Jack and Diane Hughes of Stratford, CT, who were very helpful in devising an itinerary that would be feasible in just one day.

BOOTHE MEMORIAL PARK, Stratford

BUTLER-McCOOK HOUSE AND GARDEN, Hartford

ELIZABETH PARK AND ROSE GARDEN, Hartford

HILL-STEAD MUSEUM, Farmington

KELLOGG CENTER AND OSBORNE MUSEUM, Derby

MARSH BOTANIC GARDEN, Yale University, New Haven

OTHER PLANTS, Stratford

PARDEE ROSE GARDEN, Hamden

PRIVATE GARDENS, Stratford

ROOSEVELT FOREST, Stratford

THE FARM COMMUNITY GARDEN, Stratford

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