Rose Bed and Rose Arch Dedications

The Conservancy offers several options in the Rose Garden dedication program. A small plaque with the name of the honoree is placed in the rose bed or at the base of the arch. The plaques are on view on an annual basis and are placed in springtime. One year is designated as June 1 to November of the same year. 

While we attempt to honor requests for rose beds and arches, we cannot always assign specific ones when multi-year dedications are in place. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the program at 860-231-9443, ext. 104. We will be pleased to work with you.

  • One-year Arch or Rose Bed Dedication: $150.00
  • Three-year Arch or Rose Bed Dedication: $400.00
  • Six-year Arch or Rose Bed Dedication: $800.00

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Bench Dedications

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy started a bench dedication program in 1990 as a way for people to honor family and friends, and for the Park to install much-needed places for visitors to sit and rest. There are over 100 benches in the Park, and our visitors use them daily.

When you dedicate a bench, a personalized plaque is installed with your message for your honoree. If you live in the area, please stop by the Park to see the benches and samples of messages. You will also get a sense of the Park and where you might want to install a new bench or refurbish an existing one.

While most of the spots in and around the gardens are filled, there are opportunities to refurbish older benches as well as install new ones in other areas. The donation for benches located in the Rose Garden is $5,000, while the donation for those located outside the Rose Garden is $2,500. You can review the Bench Dedication Policy and Application form by clicking the link below, and please don't hesitate to call the office if you have any questions.

Read a message from the woodworker who restored the benches >

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