Volunteer at Historic Elizabeth Park


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1561 Asylum AvenueWest Hartford, CT 06117


Opened in 1897, Elizabeth Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the nation's oldest municipal rose garden which numbers some 15,000 plants. Additionally, the park has bulb/annual, shade/rock, perennial, hosta and heritage rose gardens, historic greenhouses, specimen trees and acres of green space for rest and recreation. Welcoming over half a million visitors from around the country and the world, the park is open daily and is free to all.

Volunteers are needed from March to November to care for the many gardens. While gardening experience is helpful, it's not required to work in the rose or heritage rose gardens, and the Conservancy provides tools, gloves and instrucation.

We have a particular need for experienced gardeners in our shade/rock and perennial gardens. Volunteering can be done on a one-time or continuing basis, and individual or group volunteers are welcome. It's a great way to meet new people in a lovely setting while helping to care for this historic horticultural park.


  • Landscaping
  • People Skills
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Times can vary, but 2 to 3 hours is the norm.
  • Able to work in outdoor conditions and enjoy gardening and the public.

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