Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope

 

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 H.A.S. members and guests will hear a very special presentation.  It is our pleasure to introduce Zdeněk Zvolánek from the Czech Republic, renowned crevice gardener, designer and builder as well as plant explorer.  “Zed Zed” is a retired architect, internationally recognized lecturer, horticultural writer, Prague Show Arranger and the editor of two journals. He is known as an apostle preaching crevice gardening. His own garden is known as Beauty Slope in Czech Karst, village Karlík near Prague, and he will be touring Colorado and parts of the west in August.

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Presenter:
Zdenek Zvolanek

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Dinner:
When: Tuesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm -after lecture and commute to private home.
Where: Private home in Monument, address will be announced at the lecture. You must attend the lecture to be able to attend the dinner. No exceptions.

For any questions, please email HAS@hasgardens.org or call 719-357-9427

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope Lecture and Dinner event.

A Landscape Transformation: One designer’s trials, tribulations & triumphs

HAS was happy to present an exciting, new event format: a lecture and garden tour/potluck.  It was our pleasure to introduce HAS member and friend, Liz Burnett. Liz presented a lecture about her personal garden’s transformation that took several years of planning and implementation.

In 2011, Liz and her family settled in Colorado and bought a home in Colorado Springs. The property was well situated but the landscaping was minimal and mostly overgrown. Relying on her background in architecture coupled with her passion for design and love of gardens, she undertook a major upgrade and re-designed her landscaping.

After Liz’ illustrated lecture and hearing all about her trials, tribulations and triumphs, participants toured her gardens on a beautiful and warm summer evening, and enjoyed a delicious potluck supper with al fresco dining.

Presenter:
Liz Burnett

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, July 17
Potluck/Garden Tour
When: Thursday, July 19

 

HAS Gigantic Plant Sale — May 18, 19, 20, 2018

The HAS 2018 plant sale — the city’s oldest and largest — will again be held in the beautiful HAS Demonstration Garden (222 Mesa Road) in the City of Colorado Springs Monument Valley Park (see directions below) near Colorado College and downtown Colorado Springs.

The HAS plant sale offers a huge variety of perennial flowers suitable to our area including:

  • Plant Select selections,
  • native & xeric perennials,
  • hard-to-find shrubs & roses,
  • vines, grasses, and succulents,
  • groundcovers,
  • annual flowers,
  • organic vegetable plants, and
  • herb plants

All proceeds from the sale support the activities of the Horticultural Art Society, most importantly the care and upkeep of the Demonstration and Heritage Gardens. The HAS gardens receive no financial support from the City of Colorado Springs.

 

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Held the weekend after Mother’s Day, the sale takes place in the Horticultural Art Society’s Demonstration Garden in Monument Valley Park  (222 Mesa Rd. and Glen Ave). Take I-25 to Uintah (exit 143) – Head EAST – turn at the first right @ Glen Ave – then 1/2 mile south through the park to the Garden – Corner of Mesa Road and Cache LaPoudre.

The 2018 sale dates will be:

Friday, May 18 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 20 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

No early-bird shopping. Gates open at 9 a.m. Best selection available on Friday & Saturday.

Dug and Donated section of the sale:

A special part of our Plant Sale is the “Dug and Donated” section with plants and gardening items from HAS gardens as well as donated by our members. Member donations help build community, fun and funds!

Here’s a tentative list of plants ordered for the Plant Sale. No guarantees; quantities are limited. Click on this link: 2018 Master Files Plant Sale

HAS Offers Garden Photography Class

Saturday, October 11 at 10:00am

HAS Caretaker’s Cottage, 224 Mesa Road

Join us for a wonderful class by Leslie Holzmann, learning the tips and tricks for making the beauty of your garden and nature come alive in your photographs.

Growing up with a love of both gardening and photography, it was inevitable that Leslie would eventually combine these passions into thousands of photos of flowers, birds and other wildlife, and natural landscapes. As a Colorado Master Gardener from 2001 through 2011, Leslie provided photo resources for the program’s displays, articles, and presentations. You can now find her photos and articles on her gardening and nature blog and on her website, Mountain-Plover.com.
Reserve your seat now:    Seating is limited so please RSVP soon. Free to H.A.S. members; all others $10.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master!

Garden Design Workshop

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H.A.S. invites you to a 3-part Garden Design Workshop
with Priscilla Marbaker

Whether your garden is new or old, still in the planning stage or in need of renovation, this Garden Design Workshop can be just what you need. This is a great opportunity to design a new garden or reinvigorate your existing garden. Noted landscape architect Priscilla Marbaker will provide you the tools and knowledge to consider your garden’s structure and materials to best fit your lifestyle. While the role of plants will be discussed, this is not a planting design series.

Some of the questions addressed in Session 1: What makes a garden unique to the individual or family? What makes a garden enjoyable? What do I want? What do I have? Where do I start?

In Session 2 we will ask: What makes a garden interesting? What makes a garden have presence? What makes the garden a living part of our home?

And in Session 3: What hardscape materials should I consider? What plants should I consider? How will I water this new garden? What resources are available to me?

Each lecture/class will build upon the previous. To get the most out of it plan to attend all three! There will be homework on your own garden so plan to spend a bit of time outside of class and really dig into it!

Workshop Dates: 

  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Monday, March 20, 2017

Time:

  • 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Address:

  • Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library
  • 20 North Cascade, Colorado Springs
  • Metered parking free after 6:00pm

Priscilla Marbaker designed the framework for the HAS Heritage Garden as well as the thyme garden stairs and walls, arbor and gazebo. Tapis Associates’ designs can also be seen at the North Nevada Streetscape at University Village, the Red Rock Canyon, Ute Valley and Manitou Incline Open Spaces, the Uintah Street Bridge at Monument Valley Park, the Casa Verde Commons Co-Housing, numerous private gardens, and soon the ENT Center for the Performing Arts at UCCS. Priscilla is licensed landscape architect with over 30 years experience and a LEED-AP certified professional. She has been an HAS member since arriving to Colorado Springs in 1995. To find out more, please visit http://www.tapisassociates.com