We took a ride to Fort Stamford today when the weather cleared up in the hopes that the garden would be in full bloom and it did not disappoint. Last fall I was there and while it was pretty it served it no justice for what it truly has to offer in the spring. Fort Stamford is located on Westover Road and was an active post from 1781-1783 commanded by Brigadier General Waterbury who served under George Washington. Fort Stamford housed troops who defended the coastline from Greenwich up to New Haven. Naturally the Fort was not used much after the 1700′s and is now a city park which was restored in the mid 70′s. If you ever want to take a quick stroll I recommend heading up there.