is the birthplace of one of the most infamous figures of the American Revolution, Benedict Arnold. Other Colonial era noteworthies include Samuel Huntington, Christopher Leffingwell, and Daniel Lathrop. Through the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, Norwich served as home to many large mills. The population grew and became more diverse with an insurgence of different ethnic groups. These new residents helped to build the cityâ€™s schools, churches, and social centers - and to transform Norwich into a thriving city. Today, Norwich is an exciting city with a wide range of municipal services, a modern industrial park, its own utility company, and a positive outlook for residential and business growth. Locals and visitors to the city can enjoy such attractions as the Leffingwell House Museum; Norwich Arts Council & Donald L. Oat Theater; Norwich Golf Course; Norwich Ice Rink; Norwich Marina; Otis Library; Slater Memorial Museum; Chestnut Street Playhouse; Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium; Veterans Memorial Rose Garden; and many more.
Veterans Memorial Rose Garden Judd Road/Rockwell Street, Norwich, (860) 823-3798 The beautiful Norwich Rose Garden is located on Rockwell Street in Mohegan Park. Situated on two acres of gently sloping parkland, the garden features 2,500 rose bushes in 120 varieties. This garden is one of 140 gardens throughout the United States that displays award winning roses in cooperation with the All American Rose Selections, Inc. The roses are at their full height during June but continue to blossom throughout the summer.
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