Instagrammable Connecticut: Summer Gardens Last Updated 6/16

In Connecticut, you’re never far from a beautiful garden in bloom. But don’t take our word for it — just see for yourself some of the gorgeous places people are sharing on social media! With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures — and their photo tips! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

Elizabeth Park, Hartford

Rows of colorful tulips kick off the blooming season at Elizabeth Park in Hartford.

“I shot this on Mother's Day (May 8th 2016) at 3:30pm. I captured it with my iPhone 6s. I used a filter (lo-fi) and also raised the "structure" a bit on Instagram. Elizabeth Park is one of my favorite places in Connecticut that I've discovered so far and I wanted to share it with my parents who came in for the weekend for Mother's Day. They loved it as well! We had brunch at the Pond House then walked through the gardens, which when I captured this shot.” — Leanne I.

White Flower Farm, Litchfield

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See how your flowerbeds could look with a walk through the display gardens at White Flower Farms.

“The photo was taken the second weekend of May in the morning. I used my iPhone with no filter or Photoshop just a quick snap. The flower layout was so perfect full of color and dimension it didn't need anything to make it more beautiful. I chose White Flower Farm because it has that old farm style charm. It's in a gorgeous area of Litchfield and all the gardens are so inspiring.” — Amanda L.

Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme

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Wander through Florence Griswold's English-style garden, with layers of flowers and paths to get lost in.

“I shot this image midday in June on my smartphone camera. I boosted the contrast and brightness using in-app editing before posting it to Instagram. A CT native, I'm a big fan of the Florence Griswold Museum and the work they do; they maintain a gorgeous historic garden restored to its circa 1910 beauty.” — Natalie D.

Wickham Park, Manchester

Just one of the beautifully-landscaped garden settings at Wickham Park In Manchester.

“I took this photo during a late afternoon in June of 2015 with my Canon Rebel t5i.  I edited the photo using the VSCO app on my smartphone. Only minor adjustments such as color enhancement were used. I chose to take this photo of the Scottish Garden inside Wickam Park because of its inviting entry and flawless symmetry.” — Seth R.

Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford

The lush gardens of Waterford’s Harkness Memorial, with a view of Long Island Sound in the distance.

“This garden was shot at the end of July, originally on assignment for garden design magazine. It was originally shot on my Nikon D4 camera and then through Instagram. I almost exclusively shoot gardens at dawn. Perfect time of day, perfect light.” — Stacy B.