The 1750 Ogden House Dooryard Garden and Riparian Border
1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT, USA
Parking is available off of Bronson Road along the drive adjacent to the Ogden House. Buses are not allowed. Overflow parking is available just inside the gates at neighboring Oaklawn Cemetery. From I-95 southbound: Exit 20 (Bronson Rd.) Turn right onto Bronson Rd. Ogden House is 1.3 miles ahead on the right. From I-95 northbound: Exit 21 (Mill Plain Rd.) Turn left onto Mill Plain Rd. Bear left on Sturges Rd. Turn right at stop sign onto Bronson Rd. Ogden House is 1.3 miles ahead on the right. From Merritt Parkway northbound: Exit 44 (Rte 58) At end of the ramp turn right onto Congress St. Turn left onto Hillside Rd. Bear left/ahead at stop sign onto Bronson Rd. Ogden House is .3 mile ahead on the left. From Merritt Parkway southbound: Exit 44 (Rte 58) Turn left at the light at the end of ramp and left at the next light onto Route 58 S (Black Rock Turnpike).Turn right onto Congress St. Continue as for northbound above.
The Colonial Dooryard Garden and Riparian Border are on the premises of the historic 1750 Ogden House. The Dooryard Garden features over 60 flowering plants and herbs. The Riparian Border lines Brown's Brook and includes native plants and shrubs that nourish pollinators and provide habitat along the stream. Garden maps identifying all plants are available on-site for both gardens.
NOTE: This event is in conjunction with Connecticut Open House Day. Free, docent-led House Tours and a living history exhibit are offered by the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Garden tours, light refreshments and additional family-friendly activities are also included:
- Make your own posy (a small bouquet) with fresh flowers
- Create a whirligig toy to take home
- View a living history exhibit
- Learn more about the Fairfield Pollinator Pathway
- Explore the neighboring arboretum and pollinator garden at Oak Lawn Cemetery
Garden Tours, light refreshments and other family-friendly activities will be offered from 11 - 3 by members of the Fairfield Garden Club. The 1750 Ogden House and living history exhibit will be open for docent-led tours from 10 - 4.