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.
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.
Horticultural Art Society’s primary activity is maintaining three public gardens in the city-owned Monument Valley Park: the award-winning Demonstration Garden, the Heritage Garden, and the Pinetum. We invite you to visit them any time.
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. This is the location for our Gigantic Spring Plant Sale.
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.
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 and need more information, please contact us at 719-357-9427 or email us at email@example.com.
As a token of appreciation and to contribute to the upkeep of our gardens, we ask for a donation of $75 for an event. Donate an amount of your choosing with a credit card online here (no Paypal account is required):
Or you may mail a donation check to HAS, P.O. Box 7706, Colorado Springs, CO 80933
And thank you!
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-357-9427.