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Amazingly, 2019 is nearly over! We hope you’ll make 2020 another successful year for the HAS gardens by contributing through Colorado Gives Day.

You can schedule your donation online now through December 9 to take place on Colorado Gives Day, December 10. Colorado Gives makes it very easy to donate to Horticultural Art Society and 2,500 other non-profits in Colorado.

You can also give throughout the year or make a recurring donation. View our profile with this link or go directly to our Colorado Gives donation page with the button below.

HAS receives no funding from governmental sources.

Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Silent Auction

Saturday, November 2, 2019
5:30 pm

Join us for our exciting Annual Dinner and Meeting at the historic Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola in Colorado Springs. The clubhouse, built in 1910, combines turn of the century charm with wonderful renovations and beautiful views of Pikes Peak.

Enjoy the social hour, a wonderful buffet dinner and our annual meeting including a report to the members and trustee election that precede a fascinating lecture by Bill Adams, owner of Sunscapes Nursery. To become an HAS member or to renew your membership online, please visit hasgardens online now.

Annual Meeting Speaker: Bill Adams, owner of Sunscapes Nursery

“Rock Gardening with Plants from Near and Far”

Bill’s passion started with a rock garden he built at his home in Pueblo and culminated in Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery that specializes in uncommon plants that can be grown in our region. Bill has traveled far and wide in pursuit of hardy native and unusual dryland plants.

 

 

Shade Garden Walk & Talk Tour

August 28, 2019
10:30 am

Colorado gardening is not just about sunny gardens. If you plant trees or already have them you probably have shade spaces. Exposure direction and structures also create shade. While evaluating light is one of the most difficult gardening tasks, choosing plants based on light requirements can be equally daunting. Learn how to make good selections, and why sometimes it just is trial and error.  Freddie Bogardus will show you some of her successes and some of her failures. We can all learn together.

Speaker: Freddie Bogardus
Lecture:  Wednesday, August 28th
Time: 10:30-12:00 noon
Location: Private residence – you will receive an email with address prior to the lecture.

Allium & Daffodil Bulb Sale–Sept 13-14

  • Are you falling in love with alliums? They make a beautiful addition to your spring and early summer garden along with cheerful daffodils. Both come in a range of colors, shapes and sizes and are deer-resistant. If you don’t have deer problems, add tulips for the first bright burst of color after an often drab winter. Plant them this fall for a delightful springtime display.
  • HAS will be selling alliums, daffodils and tulips again in September. For HAS members, we will have bulbs for sale at the HAS cottage (224 Mesa Road) on Friday, September 13 from 11am to 2pm. Then on Saturday, September 14, we will have bulbs for sale in the Heritage Garden (1117 Glen Ave) next to the Van Briggle Pottery Festival from 9am to 3pm. Come early for the best selection!
  • All bulbs come direct from the U.S. importer and are of the highest quality. The allium selections include Ambassador, Azureum, Christophii, Giganteum, Gladiator, Globemaster, and Nectaroscordum. Daffodils will include Bantam, Geranium, Goblet and Poeticus Recurvus. Tulips include Armani, Estella Rijnveld and Foxy Foxtrot.
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HAS’ 57th Gigantic Annual Plant Sale — A HUGE Success!

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Thanks to everyone who was able to support the public gardens with their purchases at the plant sale! The turnout was so large on Friday, we were SOLD OUT by the end of Saturday! No sale on Sunday!

The single most exciting and most important event of the year is the Gigantic Annual Plant Sale on May 17, 18 and 19. HAS receives no funding from the City or County to maintain and improve the three public gardens in Monument Valley Park. All the proceeds from the plant sale support the gardens.

Please visit our Plant Sale page for full details and come to the sale!

Bee Hotels — What’s all the buzz about?

HAS Class on the topic of pollinator “hotels” for your garden

Speaker: Terry James
Dates:  Monday, June 24  and  Wednesday, June 26
Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: Private Residence

Cost: $10 non-members

Members: FREE — please RSVP

RSVP FORM:  click here
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE PER CLASS. If there is enough interest we will keep a wait-list

This is an opportunity to hear the details that go into the design, management, and maintenance of pollinator insects’ boxes for a home-garden setting.  The type of nesting materials used will determine which beneficial pollinators will inhabit the “bee hotel”.

The presentation will discuss where to find different nesting materials and will emphasize what is best used to attract and shelter solitary bees. These man-made habitats are meant to be both functional and small works of art in the garden.

Terry and her husband moved to Colorado Springs in 2003. Over the last 15 years, her garden has evolved into a landscape of deer-resistant ground covers and cold hardy succulents. Terry’s first bee hotel was made for her garden in 2014 and their construction and design has been an on-going hobby since that time.