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.

 

 

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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