HAS 2013 Photography Contest!


We’re pleased to announce our first photo contest!

Here are the basic details:

Photos must be recognizable from one of the three H.A.S. Gardens in Monument Valley Park-

Demonstration Garden- corner of Mesa and Glen

Heritage Garden– Glen Ave south of Uintah

Pinetum– Uintah east of Glen, west of Colorado College

Categories this year include—

*Close ups of flora or insects

*Landscape scenes

*Flower or Tree portraits

*Animals, butterflies, or other insects/bugs in garden

*Human activity in park / with signed release form

How to Enter

Entry fee is $10 per jpeg or 3 jpegs entered for $25

Send photos and filled out copy of entry form to hasgardensphotocontest@gmail.com

You will be billed for entries submitted / payable by PayPal, MC, Visa, or Discover

Deadline is July 10, 2013

Judging and Prizes

The top 60 entries will be decided on by professional photographers and artisans.

Chosen top entries will need to be printed, mounted and framed by photographer to be displayed in galleries in East and Penrose libraries
(Name and contact information may be included)

Cash prizes for top 5 winners

Grand prize trophy winner to be chosen by public vote at opening reception August 8, 2013


More specific contest details can be found here: details.pdf

Entry form can be found here: entryform.doc

Email any other questions to hasgardensphotocontest@gmail.com


HAS Demonstration Garden Receives All-America Selections Award!

AAS_logo.jpgGreat news! The Demonstration Garden at Monument Valley Park has won First Place for landscape design by the All-America Selections organization, a non-profit, formed in 1932, that promotes plants that work well all across the country.

The garden is manned by volunteers, and we support the garden with fund raising to enhance the garden in a myriad of ways, and to support one full time gardener – Peg Kohl. Thanks to her, we are seeing a garden, one in existence for 50 years, come alive again. Paths are being refreshed, dead wood removed, and care and maintenance of the existing plants being improved. An exciting new development is the addition of a lupine path, made possible by the donation of 400+ lupines from Britton Nursery. Gardens aren’t made or even improved in a day, but the first place nod from the All America Selections is an indication that we can hold our heads high with pride in our oasis in the city.

See Peg’s original photo montage for the contest entry (a 3.5 MB pdf file): https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B87N92rQbqPiclJNV09abU95amc

Other coverage of this award:
All-America Selection’s page of contest winners: www.all-americaselections.org/display_gardens/contest.cfm

KOAA story (video) – www.koaa.com/videoplayer/?video_id=14211&categories=12,13

Slide show of the garden at KRCC’s site: http://radiocoloradocollege.org/2012/10/idyll-at-the-demonstration-gardens/

Elsie Pope Memorial Feature for the HAS Demo Garden – Donations Being Accepted

We are working on a feature to be installed in the Horticultural Art Society Demonstration Garden in memory of Elsie Pope. Details are not finalized yet, but we’re pretty sure it will involve some special artwork and, of course, beautiful plants.

For those who would like to support this feature with a contribution, click the “Donate” button to do so using a credit card. (No Paypal account is needed! Just follow the instructions after “Don’t have a Paypal account?”)

Be sure to mention your donation is for the Elsie Pope memorial in the special instructions message field.

Checks can also be mailed to HAS, P.O. Box 7706, Colorado Springs, CO 80933.

Thank you!

Corrections to June 2010 Newsletter

We have a few corrections to the June 2010 newsletter:

1) The contact info for Pikes Peak Permaculture (listed at the bottom of page 4) should be updated to P.O. Box 861, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone 719 685-0290

2) The RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado exhibit (on page 7) dates need to be adjusted. The reception is at the Business of Art Center on Friday, July 9, 2010, 5-8 p.m., and the exhibit runs from July 9 – September 28. (See www.botanicalartists.org for more information.)

3) On the calendar (back page), the June 18 talk on Plant Select at the Carnegie Library Garden starts at 12:00 noon (and NOT 12:45).