Come join us as we celebrate the memory of two long-term influential members of the Horticultural Art Society: Elsie Pope and Jim Hooker. We’ll be dedicating a butterfly sculpture (located in the Demonstration Garden) in Elsie’s memory and a garden bench (located in the Heritage Garden) in Jim’s. Garden tours, music, and light refreshments will be provided.
When: Sun, Sep 8
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m..
Where: Heritage Garden (just north of our Demonstration Garden and the duck pond). Parking is easiest in the lot south of the Demonstration Garden
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.
For years Elsie Pope has been the heart of the Horticultural Art
Society. Sunday she passed away at home. Many of you knew Elsie as the
newsletter editor, the organizer of the monthly lectures at the East Library, the gardener,
or as the friendly voice calling you to volunteer at the plant sale.
We miss her greatly already.
Elsie’s obituary can be found at:Elsie Pope’s obituary can be found at : http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?n=elsie-marie-pope&pid=151122773&fhid=6105
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2011 at First Congregational Church 20 E. Saint Vrain, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.