If you’re looking for inspiration for your garden, a great place to begin is in other people’s gardens. Take a break from your trowel and spade to inspect and enjoy a wide variety of mostly private gardens made available for public viewing for just a day. Usually, the gardener is present to talk with you about their vision and their process and can identify the plants and features that catch your attention. To participate, some tours require membership in an organization, some sell tickets, and others are more free form. Two of the upcoming tours include Harlequin’s Gardens – Colorado Native Plant Society Garden Tour and the rescheduled Rocky Mt. Chapter Rock Garden Society Garden Tour, both on Saturday June 4th. Following are several garden tours to consider participating in.
September has been designated Pollinator Appreciation Month, and Harlequin’s Gardens will be participating in the Bee Boulder Festival this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder.
The focus of this family event is on appreciation of pollinators and education about who they are, what amazing things they do, what they need, and how we can help and protect them. Bring the kids for activities that combine education, fun and prizes!
Don’t Miss our May Day Plant Sale and Celebration!
Historically, May Day is a festival of spring and flowers; an old-fashioned holiday that has been celebrated for many centuries, although it isn’t commonly celebrated any more in the modern US. This earth-based celebration is inspired by gratitude for fertility and set at a time when seeds sprout, plants begin growing and baby animals are born. For Harlequin’s Gardens, this is not just a time to hold a sale, but also a time to share a true celebration with you, our friends, with live music and dancers.