Please join us for our exciting Auction, Dinner and Annual Meeting at the historic Patty Jewett Clubhouse. 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. Her presentation is titled Monument Valley Park: General Palmer’s Greatest Gift to Colorado Springs.
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. Patty Jewett’s buffet dinner will be their Classic Dinner.
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
- 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: Carey Harrington
Cost: $36.00 single, $72.00 couple
Tuesday, October 23
HAS Cottage, 224 Mesa Road, Monument Valley Park
Join us for “Spring’s Glory – Planting Bulbs Now for Color and Fragrance.” Cost of class is $10 (members and non-members) and includes potting of 5 bulbs (your choice.) We have a small selection of decorative plastic pots for 1st arrivals, and plain nursery pots after. Or bring your favorite decorative pot (with drainage hole!) and bring the beauty of blooming bulbs to your home. Pots should be at least 6″ deep and 8-10″ wide (up to 12″).
The class will be about 75 minutes of the how-to of planting, potting and designing with bulbs. After the class, we will go outside to the patio, so be sure to dress for the whatever weather Mother Nature throws at us, and we will pot up our bulbs that you will take home for that wonderful burst of Spring later this winter. Bulbs will be available for sale as well. Cash or check is preferred; credit card accepted. Seating is limited, so sign up today by sending an email to email@example.com or call 719-357-9427 and leave a message.
NOTE: CHANGE IN DATE!
September 22, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-357-9427
- H.A.S. will provide the picnic food.
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.
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.
SORRY–THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION HAS PASSED.
When: Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
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.
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.
When: Tuesday, July 17
When: Thursday, July 19
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.