Green Thumbs

May 25, 2018 · Collections ·

Boys with plants, children’s gardens, Riverside Park, Hartford, 1905, 1976. 96.52. CHS collection.

As the weather gets nicer, Connecticans throughout history have taken this opportunity to work outside and garden. This photograph, taken in Hartford’s Riverside Park Children’s Garden in 1905 shows a group of boys getting ready to plant in the garden.   Recently, CHS CEO Jody Blankenship appeared on Better Connecticut to share other garden-related items from our collection. You can view the video online here.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your green thumb or simply enjoy digging in the dirt, consider joining our Victory Garden Volunteers as we create and nurture a garden on the CHS grounds this summer. Kids and adults can work in the garden at their convenience, and can bring home fresh veggies throughout the summer. Please contact Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs Corinne Swanson at (860) 236-5621 x222 or email to join the Victory Garden Volunteers.



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