Silent Auction, Annual Meeting & Dinner

September 24, 2018

HAS Silent Auction, Annual Meeting and Dinner

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:00pm
Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola, Colorado Springs

Please join us for our exciting Auction, Dinner and Annual Meeting at the historic Patty Jewett Clubhouse. The golf course is the third oldest west of the Mississippi and the clubhouse is a welcoming and comfortable venue for us.
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Enjoy a drink from the cash bar and make your silent bids at our exciting auction of unique items, many with special appeal to gardeners. Then, enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner and our annual meeting including a report to the members and trustee election followed by a fascinating lecture. Our honored speaker this year is the knowledgeable and charismatic Carey Harrington who has a long background with HAS and Friends of Monument Valley Park.

Donations for the Silent Auction

Each year we solicit donations of goods, services, and gift certificates from local businesses and our membership. You can drop off your donations for the silent auction at the Demonstration Garden, 222 Mesa Road, any Tuesday or Thursday in September or October, from 9:00 until Noon. Please look in the garden for the HAS Gardener or volunteers for assistance in unloading. If the weather isn’t nice enough for gardening work, you can find the gardener and volunteers at the HAS Cottage, next to the City Greenhouses, 224 Mesa Road. Please ring the doorbell or knock loudly.

RSVP for Annual Meeting, and Dinner

Make your reservations for the dinner and meeting today! You’ll find some wonderful gifts for the holidays at our silent auction and help us raise funds for HAS garden improvements. This is a most enjoyable evening of fellowship with your fellow HAS members and garden enthusiasts. If you haven’t joined us before, this will be a great year to attend.

Patty Jewett’s buffet dinner this year will be their Classic Dinner.

Date:  November 3, 2018
Time:

  • 5:00 p.m., Silent Auction and Social Hour – Cash Bar
  • 6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker

Cost: $36.00 single, $72.00 couple

Make your reservation today with this link: Reservation

Payment: your check, if desired, may be mailed to HAS, PO Box 7706, Colorado Springs, 80933

OR, pay online via one of these links:

Single dinner

Dinner for two

THANK YOU! And we look forward to seeing you there!

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Appreciation Picnic & Plant Swap

August 23, 2018

NOTE: CHANGE IN DATE!

September 22, 2018
4:00-6:00pm
H.A.S. Cottage

Due to the International Pickleball Tournament in Monument Valley Park, we had to reschedule this special event!

Let’s get together for the H.A.S. Appreciation Picnic & Plant Swap, just to celebrate good food, good friends, and the gardening season!  This is our way of saying “Thank You” to all our members and volunteers of the Horticultural Art Society.

Bring your plants, seeds, pots, books & gardening tools to swap with fellow gardeners.  And don’t forget your appetite — H.A.S. will provide the picnic food. Please bring your appetite and chair.  

When & Where

  • From 4:00 to 6:30pm, Saturday, September 22.
  • The backyard of the H.A.S. Cottage, 224 Mesa Road in Monument Valley Park (next to the H.A.S. Demonstration Garden).
  • RSVP – to hasgardens@gmail.com or 719-357-9427

Picnic

  • H.A.S. will provide the picnic food.

Plant Swap
How is your garden’s portfolio doing as we enter August? Too heavily loaded in some sectors? Ready to diversify? The HAS Plant Swap can be the perfect opportunity to do that. First, take stock of what you have and would like to have—do you need to thin out the asters or knautia? Would you like to have more monarda or veronica? Then, pot up your extras and identify them with labels, common name or Latin.
The HAS cottage is located at the northern edge of the Demonstration Garden, 224 Mesa Road. (From I-25, take the Uintah Exit and head EAST. Make your first right onto Glen Avenue, and the cottage is 1/2 mile south. Parking in front of the cottage or Educational Building is fine for HAS members.)


HAS Fall Bulb Sale — September 15, 2018

July 22, 2018

The Horticultural Art Society will hold its annual Fall Bulb Sale and garden tour on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Heritage Garden, 1017 Glen Avenue.  Stop by and buy from a selection of alliums, camassia, crocus, daffodils, iris, muscari, and tulips direct from the importer.

We ordered heavy on the alliums (5 varieties) and daffodils (15 varieties) because they are resistant to deer. We will also provide garden tours and Larry Terrafranca, the sculptor of the Lorelei statue in the Heritage Garden, will be on hand.

Tickets for a tour of the Van Briggle Pottery, are $15 and well worth it to hear and see the history of the Van Briggles and their Arts and Crafts style pottery.


Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope

June 13, 2018

 

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 H.A.S. members and guests will hear a very special presentation.  It is our pleasure to introduce Zdeněk Zvolánek from the Czech Republic, renowned crevice gardener, designer and builder as well as plant explorer.  “Zed Zed” is a retired architect, internationally recognized lecturer, horticultural writer, Prague Show Arranger and the editor of two journals. He is known as an apostle preaching crevice gardening. His own garden is known as Beauty Slope in Czech Karst, village Karlík near Prague, and he will be touring Colorado and parts of the west in August.

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Presenter:
Zdenek Zvolanek

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Dinner:
When: Tuesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm -after lecture and commute to private home.
Where: Private home in Monument, address will be announced at the lecture. You must attend the lecture to be able to attend the dinner. No exceptions.

For any questions, please email HAS@hasgardens.org or call 719-357-9427

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope Lecture and Dinner event.


A Landscape Transformation: One designer’s trials, tribulations & triumphs

June 13, 2018

HAS was happy to present an exciting, new event format: a lecture and garden tour/potluck.  It was our pleasure to introduce HAS member and friend, Liz Burnett. Liz presented a lecture about her personal garden’s transformation that took several years of planning and implementation.

In 2011, Liz and her family settled in Colorado and bought a home in Colorado Springs. The property was well situated but the landscaping was minimal and mostly overgrown. Relying on her background in architecture coupled with her passion for design and love of gardens, she undertook a major upgrade and re-designed her landscaping.

After Liz’ illustrated lecture and hearing all about her trials, tribulations and triumphs, participants toured her gardens on a beautiful and warm summer evening, and enjoyed a delicious potluck supper with al fresco dining.

Presenter:
Liz Burnett

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, July 17
Potluck/Garden Tour
When: Thursday, July 19

 


Members-only Second Plant Sale — June 2nd

May 28, 2018

Don’t miss the members-only plant sale! There are some wonderful perennials, tomatoes, and shrubs left from the Gigantic Annual Plant Sale that will be offered to members only on June 2, from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in the backyard of the HAS Caretakers Cottage (224 Mesa Road, adjacent to the HAS Demonstration Garden). Prices will be half of what they were (with very few exceptions) at the Gigantic Plant Sale, so take advantage and fill those remaining spaces in your garden.

Not a member yet? Become a member on June 2nd! We would love to have you as a member. All members receive 10% of every hundred dollars they spend at the Plant Sale, free or reduced pricing for our lectures, the ability to attend our 2nd Sale where plants are greatly reduced, attendance at our social events, plus the pride of knowing you are supporting public gardens in our community.

As an added incentive to join us that day and to shop the 2nd Sale, we will be offering a certain group of plants for free! These are mostly vegetables or annuals. As a new or existing member, you receive one free plant just for attending the 2nd Sale. Then, with a donation, you can take home another from the rest of that group of plants.

So, free plants, reduced plants, and plants available by donation — this is a 2nd Sale not to be missed. Light snacks and beverages will be available. Come share the camaraderie with your fellow gardeners as we bask in the success of another Gigantic Annual Plant Sale! Thank you.


HAS Gigantic Plant Sale — May 18, 19, 20, 2018

April 23, 2018

The HAS 2018 plant sale — the city’s oldest and largest — will again be held in the beautiful HAS Demonstration Garden (222 Mesa Road) in the City of Colorado Springs Monument Valley Park (see directions below) near Colorado College and downtown Colorado Springs.

The HAS plant sale offers a huge variety of perennial flowers suitable to our area including:

  • Plant Select selections,
  • native & xeric perennials,
  • hard-to-find shrubs & roses,
  • vines, grasses, and succulents,
  • groundcovers,
  • annual flowers,
  • organic vegetable plants, and
  • herb plants

All proceeds from the sale support the activities of the Horticultural Art Society, most importantly the care and upkeep of the Demonstration and Heritage Gardens. The HAS gardens receive no financial support from the City of Colorado Springs.

 

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Held the weekend after Mother’s Day, the sale takes place in the Horticultural Art Society’s Demonstration Garden in Monument Valley Park  (222 Mesa Rd. and Glen Ave). Take I-25 to Uintah (exit 143) – Head EAST – turn at the first right @ Glen Ave – then 1/2 mile south through the park to the Garden – Corner of Mesa Road and Cache LaPoudre.

The 2018 sale dates will be:

Friday, May 18 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 20 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

No early-bird shopping. Gates open at 9 a.m. Best selection available on Friday & Saturday.

Dug and Donated section of the sale:

A special part of our Plant Sale is the “Dug and Donated” section with plants and gardening items from HAS gardens as well as donated by our members. Member donations help build community, fun and funds!

Here’s a tentative list of plants ordered for the Plant Sale. No guarantees; quantities are limited. Click on this link: 2018 Master Files Plant Sale


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