New Haven County, CT Open Day

New Haven County, CT Open Day

Garden of George Trecina

Sat, Sep 2 
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

This garden is best known for its many container plantings and late season effects with annuals, tropical plants and succulents. Late summer and fall bring out the best in the garden. The tender plants are in their glory, having benefited from hot weather, regular watering, and consistent trimming and training.  Some plant combinations turn out better than others, but it's always an adventure and a learning experience. Sometimes you lose a beautiful specimen plant you've had for years for no apparent reason. Time to bring in a replacement; maybe something entirely different. Vines have clambered upward, billowing with bloom. The garden is refreshed with cooler temperatures and shorter days. The lengthening shadows give a different look overall and there is actually time to sit and enjoy the effort—a good time for visitors, photos, stories.

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 2017: August 5 & September 2.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They never expire and 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.