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Last update:
July 24, 2017

Garden Group

I began to garden when we moved to Boulder and the UWC Garden Group got me started with gardening in Colorado. It was a very active group with many members. Our activities included visits to area botanical gardens, garden tours of home gardens in Boulders, visits to local plant nurseries, and talks and demonstrations by gardening gurus. A pretty good format, I would say!

We have had a few years of lagging participation but are now back strongly, with a full roster of meetings this past summer, all well-attended and enjoyed. We have returned to our original format, with a garden-related activity followed by a pot-luck lunch at the home of one of our members or in an area restaurant. This social time builds friendships, which gardeners always enjoy.

In the coming year we are planning to have talks by gardening experts in fall and early spring, with the winter months of December, January and February as a hiatus with no programs to allow us to dream about and plan our summer gardens. And summer will be our busy time, with trips planned to the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail and the Lavender Farm. I hope members will open their gardens to us again, as Ann Garland, Connie Farnbach and Gail Gray did this summer.

Our meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month. Please visit the Interest Group page for the current chairperson[s]. Feel free to contact the chair if you’d like more information.