New–HAS Children’s Garden!

HAS’ newest garden will be for the enjoyment of children and their families who visit Monument Valley Park. A small, underutilized area between the HAS Demonstration Garden and the historic Caretaker’s Cottage will be the location for the HAS Children’s Garden.

With the help of a generous grant from Colorado Garden Foundations, work began in March 2019 for a number of additions to the area that will become the Children’s Garden including whimsical metal fencing, pollinators’ house, pathway, and low stone walls. Small planting beds will display a Colorado garden, veggie & herb garden, pollinator garden, and texture/color garden. With the help of a grant from Friends of Extension, informational signage will complete the garden.

You are cordially invited to share in the establishment of the Children’s Garden with your donation of funds in any amount. On-site donor recognition is available at the following levels:
$100-$249 The Wetlands, $250-$499 The Grasslands, $500-$999 The Woodlands, $1000+ The Sun, Moon and Stars.

Click here to donate to the Children’s Garden.

You are invited to see work in progress this summer, attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the garden planned for September 9, 2019, and to visit the garden (with or without children) any time free of charge.

HAS Founders Day Lecture — July 23, 2019

“A Children’s Garden for All Ages: Lessons from DBG’s Mordecai Children’s Garden”

a presentation by Michael Guidi, Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Penrose House Tour (Optional) begins promptly at 4:00 pm
Lecture – 5:00-6:30 pm
El Pomar Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave 80906

Cost: $10 non-members
Members: FREE — please RSVP

RSVP FORM:  click here

The Mordecai Children’s Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens aims to connect families to the natural world and engender a lifelong love and appreciation of the botanical world. MCG abandons some of the typical approaches to children’s gardens, resulting in a garden space that is appreciated by visitors of all ages. Michael will share his experience managing this garden including approaches to interpretation, successful plant material, as well as garden projects that weren’t as successful as originally hoped for.

Michael Guidi is a horticulturist and photographer based in Denver. In 2017, Michael joined the horticulture team at Denver Botanic Gardens, where he manages the Colorado-themed Mordecai Children’s Garden. Rock gardening and native plants are his main areas of horticultural practice, but he is broadly interested in alpine and arid land flora and ecology.

 

 

Silent Auction, Annual Meeting & Dinner — Nov. 3

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
Time:

  • 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, April 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “The Power of Permicultures”

Presented by by Rhonda Thompson. 

Colorado Technical University, Room 260-A at 7:00 p.m.

You don’t need to be a hippie with a composting toilet to practice Permaculture! Permanent Agriculture is a design system using the logic and balance of nature that can (and should!) be integrated into anyone’s yard or property. Learn more about the ethics and principles of this earth/people friendly system of sustainable living and land use.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University, 4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt”

Presented by Steve Loy, owner of Sun Maintenance Service, a professional landscaping business.

Join the Horticultural Arts Society for the free presentation “Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt” on Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 pm at Colorado Technical University, Room 256. Steve Loy, owner of Sun Maintenance Service, a professional landscaping business, will teach us how to manage and improve our soils for a healthier garden.  Learn how to avoid plant problems by using amendments and mulches targeted for our Pikes Peak area soils.  Call 719-357-9427 or visit www.hasgardens.org for more information.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University,
4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “Starting Your Garden From Seed”

seed-displayPresented by Leslie Holzmann, Master Gardener and Black Forest resident. 

February’s gardening talk will be on “Starting Your Garden From Seed”  on February 11, in room 256 at Colorado Technical University. Why start your garden from seed? You’ll have more varieties to choose from than from nursery selections. You’ll have healthy seedlings, ready when you want them. Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of starting your garden from the very first step. Some seeds can’t wait to grow, while others need some specific coaxing. We’ll learn about them all in this class on the ABCs of seed starting.

Leslie Holzmann started gardening at the tender age of three and has been at it ever since. In order to share her accumulated knowledge with others she became a Master Gardener in 2001, and volunteered for the next ten years. She’s lived in Black Forest since 1993, where she cultivates an extensive vegetable garden and a
small perennial border. She still shares what she’s learning on her gardening and birding blog: http://www.mountain-plover.com

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University,
4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “No-Lawn Landscapes”

No-Lawn-Landscape---Pat-SullivanPresented by Pat Sullivan, Smart Garden Design

Come get ideas and inspiration for the many ways to use the space now occupied by lawn.

What if you didn’t have a lawn? Watering restrictions have driven many homeowners to tear out their lawns
and replace them with rock. That seems such a shame, because you can do so many other things with that space that still saves water! You could create a landscape that invites you to enjoy it. Thinking about your pets or your children? There will be ideas for that, too. Topics will also include meditation/exercise spaces, entertaining areas, really impact, and artificial turf pro’s & cons.

Pat Sullivan has a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M, and has been in the industry since the 1970’s. She has been a garden designer in Colorado Springs for over ten years, and has a landscape design course for homeowners given in the spring.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University,
4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).