Generally in the daily grind or claustrophobic life, one who wants to get away instantly without going on vacation finds sanity in the neighborhood park. And my answer to that in Connecticut is the Wickham park, tucked in greenery and rolling hills in 250 acres consisting of 10 unique gardens whether you want to go for the whole day or want to spend a few hours with a short walk nothing better than this. Picnic tables to playgrounds to city view, private event areas to trails to the bird sanctuary to what not, all in one.
The best part of this beautiful Connecticut Park charms you around the year Spring cherry blooms, daffodils, and tulips summer with roses, fall with leaf-peeping, and winter with sledding.
As I mentioned there are 10 gardens. Here you go:
- The Cabin Garden and Amphitheater
- The English Garden
- The Irish Garden
- The Italian Garden
- The Lotus Garden
- The Sensory Garden
- The Scottish garden
- The Oriental Garden
- The wetland Garden
Some of my favorites are here:
The Oriental Garden I have visited this park many times, but nothing beats the serenity and tranquility of this oriental garden. Be it the white carved bridge or the cherry trees or the pond or the Japanese-inspired architectural elements or Chinese-inspired gate, everything is loved.
The Lotus Garden I love the cute little entry gate here and was pleasantly surprised with the bamboo trees. You can take a wonderful walk-in amidst nature while smitten by the natural setting. There are many terrains to explore.
The Italian Garden I love the entrance with small Italian sculptures with vivid tulip blooms in the entrance.
Sensory Garden Serene and charming yet vivid that's how I Love to describe this unique garden area. walking through the flowers and lush greenery is simply beautiful.