The Gardens at Meigs Point

A Meigs Point tradition for more than 25 years.

No visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park is complete without a garden tour. Started in the mid-1990s by the Madison Garden Club, the Meigs Point Gardens began with the Butterfly and Pond gardens. In the early 2000s, Friends of Hammonasset (FOH) began maintaining the gardens, but with limited volunteer support, the gardens became overgrown.

That all changed in 2015 when FOH volunteers working with the UConn Master Gardener Program initiated restoration and expansion.

Gardens grown to enrich. Educate. Inspire.

Today, the Meigs Point Gardens consist of ten themed gardens whose purpose is to:

  • Enhance the beauty of the Park while also providing a nurturing environment for pollinators, birds and other wildlife.
  • Educate park patrons about the benefits of creating home gardens.
  • Highlight the importance of native plants.
  • Honor local Native American and Colonial farming history.
  • Provide a place for rest and reflection.

Interested in learning more?

All gardens are installed and maintained by Friends of Hammonasset garden volunteers who meet weekly to plan, dig, plant, prune, and water. If you would like additional information about the gardens, or are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Maureen Egan
Gardens Chair, Friends of Hammonasset

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