Parks, Recreation & Culture

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Windsor to Hold July Garden Workshops


The Town of Windsor will hold free garden-themed workshops at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden during the month of July.

Workshops and events for the month of July include:

Wednesday, July 5, 9-10 a.m.: “Rock and Crevice Gardens” — Weld County Master Gardener Bill Pratt will explain the theory, preparation and planting of rock and crevice gardens.

Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m. - Noon: “Hypertufa Class” — Taught by Master Gardener Bill Pratt, this will be a hands-on class. Participants will be able to purchase materials ($5) and make a hypertufa container for planting. To attend, please contact Pratt at 970-692-7705. Participants must pre-register for materials.  

Wednesday, July 19, 9-10 a.m.: “Color in the Garden - Annuals/Bi-Annuals” — It takes more than annuals to have a blooming garden! Janene Willey, Weld County master gardener, will discuss the additions of other plants to the garden.

The Treasure Island Demonstration Garden features hundreds of plants that flourish in Windsor and is open to the public. Volunteers maintain the garden on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, during the growing season. No experience is necessary, however interested volunteers are asked to attend a training session at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 5 and 19, at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden.

The garden is open for public viewing from sunrise to sunset, and is located adjacent to Laku Lake Road, along the Poudre River Trail, south of Eastman Park. Roadside parking is available via the 7th Street entrance. Most of the garden is accessible with paved surfaces.

The garden is open for private group or club tours and workshops. For more information, call the volunteers at 303-726-7634.

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