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 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.

One of our current projects is the Lorelei Vase sculpture that will be installed in the Heritage Garden in the first half of 2017. For information and opportunity to donate towards its completion, click here.

Our board of trustees meet monthly except in December and the meetings are open to all members. 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’s 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 Demonstration Garden at  222 Mesa Rd and Glen Ave  features a Sensory Garden, roses, perennial beds, shade plants, shrubs, dry woodlands area, a gnome home, children’s area, vegetable and herb garden, benches and picnic tables. The 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.

The Heritage Garden (1117 Glen Ave) is 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 an outstanding American Elm tree, gazebo, arbor, rock garden, and enclosed Thyme Garden parterre decorated with Van Briggle tiles. The Pinetum, across the creek from the Heritage Garden, features unusual non-deciduous trees.

Thyme Garden within the Heritage Garden

Thyme Garden within Heritage Garden

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.

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 complete the Garden Request and 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 here (no Paypal account is required):

Or you may mail a check to HAS, P.O. Box 7706, Colorado Springs, CO 80933
And thank you!

Contact Info
You may contact us at hasgardens@gmail.com or 719-357-9427.

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