Public Gardens

Demonstration Garden Photo credit: Kevin Tucker

Demonstration Garden (Photo credit: Kevin Tucker)

Background
Horticultural Art Society of Colorado Springs, Inc. (HAS) is a non-profit organization supported by memberships dues and proceeds from our plant sale and other activities, founded in 1962 by local horticulturalists, both amateur and professional.

Our membership is open to all who have an interest in gardening. HAS members are dedicated to learning about appropriate plant materials and cultivation methods for the Pikes Peak region and enriching our community by sharing this knowledge.

Our most recently completed major project is the Lorelei Vase sculpture in the parterre garden of the larger Heritage Garden, installed in September 2017. For information and opportunity to donate, click here.

Our board of trustees meet monthly except in December and the meetings are open to all members. Our annual membership meeting is held in November when we elect members to the board. Our board sets the HAS calendar, annual budget, and activities.

Our Gardens
Horticultural Art Society invites the public to visit our three public gardens in the city-owned Monument Valley Park: the award-winning Demonstration Garden, the Heritage Garden, and the Pinetum. The gardens are maintained by volunteers under the able direction of the HAS Gardener. The gardens are free and open year-round.

Weddings or Other Events in the HAS Gardens
If you would like to reserve one of the Gardens for a wedding or other event please click on this link and complete: Garden Request. We will be in touch with you. The fee for reserving a garden for a private event is $75. You can pay the fee by credit card online, just click on the Payment button; no PayPal account is required).
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Or you may mail a check to HAS, P.O. Box 7706, Colorado Springs, CO 80933. You may contact us at hasgardens@gmail.com or 719-357-9427.
And thank you!

The Demonstration Garden
Located at  222 Mesa Rd and Glen Ave , this garden showcases selections from Plant Select and is a Display Garden for All-America Selections. This is the location for our Gigantic Spring Plant Sale where gardeners can purchase Plant Select plants and other plants well suited for the Pikes Peak area. This garden features:
– a sensory garden,
– rose beds,
– perennial beds,
– shade plants and shrubs,
– dry woodlands area,
– a gnome home,
– children’s area,
– vegetable and herb garden, and
– lawn, benches and picnic tables.

Heritage Garden: arbor, parterre, and Lorelei Vase sculpture

The Heritage Garden
Located at (1117 Glen Ave) approximately a block and half north of the Demonstration Garden, just south of Uintah Street and adjacent to the Historic Van Briggle Pottery. This garden features:
– large lawn and an outstanding American Elm tree,
– lavenders and spring bulbs,
– gazebo and arbors,
– rock garden, and
– a parterre with thyme garden decorated with Van Briggle tiles and the Lorelei Vase sculpture.

The Pinetum, located across Monument Creek from the Heritage Garden, adjacent to Colorado College’s tennis courts, features unusual non-deciduous trees.

HAS employs a professional gardener who maintains the gardens with the help of member volunteers. Volunteer training is provided and is always welcome, whether for specific limited projects or for regularly scheduled maintenance. For more information visit our Volunteer page.

 

 

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