Garden of George Trecina

Meriden, CT
Open Days, Water feature, Plant Sale, Container gardens, Open Days Special Program, Garden Extras

My garden is the result of many years of trial and error, successes and failures, and the continued joy of creating something different and interesting each season to share with new and returning visitors. In recent years, many old and deteriorating plants and features have been replaced with a fresh new look. The last vestiges of lawn are being replaced with peastone and various ground cover plants. The “portable” aspect of this garden allows for the shifting of various container plants throughout the season. There will continue to be a strong emphasis on striking color and textural contrasts with annuals, tropicals, and a wide array of succulents. There will be continued attention to adding more herbs and vegetables. This year we plan to actually have both fountains working at the same time.

We welcome bus tours and private showings for garden clubs. Please contact us for details:

Directions: From I-91 North, take Exit 18/I-691 West to Exit 6/Lewis Avenue. Turn right onto Lewis Avenue (which becomes Linsley Avenue) and go to end. Turn right onto Hanover Street to first traffic light. Turn left onto Columbus Avenue to second stop sign. Turn left onto Prospect Avenue and take second right onto Spring Street. Go to fourth house on right, #341. Please park along Spring Street. Persons with walking problems may drive up driveway.

From I-91 South, take Exit 15/Route 68. Turn left onto Route 68 and go about 2.75 miles. Turn right onto Route 150/Main Street. Turn left onto Route 71/Old Colony Road for about 2.25 miles to third traffic light. Turn left onto Flower Street and go to end. Turn left onto New Hanover Avenue and then first right onto Prospect Avenue. Take first left onto Spring Street.

From I-84, take Exit 27/I-691 East to Exit 5/Route 71/Chamberlain Highway. Turn right onto Route 71 and go to end. Turn left onto West Main Street and go to first light. Turn right onto Bradley Avenue and go to stop sign. Turn left onto Winthrop Terrace and go to light. Go through intersection up Columbus Avenue to second stop sign. Turn left onto Prospect Avenue and then second right onto Spring Street.

Open Days 2019: August 17
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GARDEN EXTRAS: 1 p.m. - Garden host and professional landscape designer George Trecina will talk about the hows and whys of using tender plants in your garden.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - A limited number of succulents and miscellaneous plants will be offered for sale.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • This garden allows photography
  • This garden is handicap-accessible

Nearby Gardens

See All Gardens ›
The Kaminski Garden

Plantsville, CT

The Kaminski Garden
“Wow” is usually the first word spoken as visitors pass through the gates and enter the garden...

Reeds Gap West Residence

Northford, CT

Reeds Gap West Residence
The gardens are those of landscape designer Donna Christensen. She and her husband, David, live and wo...

Our Strolling Garden

Portland, CT

Our Strolling Garden
Welcome to our strolling garden, strongly influenced by the Japanese style. Rocks form the structure o...