August 2023 Events

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - Water Blossom Celebration
Location: Hive Deck Area, Denver Botanic Gardens*

Water Blossom Celebration

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join us for the Water Blossom Celebration. Demonstrations near the Monet Pond. Information available regarding water gardening and water garden plants. Docent led tours of the gardens. Free plants will also be available.

Admission is included with your Membership to the Gardens or with your daily admission fee to the Gardens.

Contacts are Tamara Kilbane at (720) 865-3556 or and Kim Kimpton at (303) 919-6112 or

Location: Hive Deck Area, Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3500

*Park in the parking structure and enter the Gardens through the Visitor Center.

Saturday, August 26, 2023 - August Pond Side Meeting & Potluck
Tom Taylor Residence, Colorado Springs

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You are invited to Tom's yard for the Club's 2nd and final Pond Side meeting this year. Tom's main pond of 20,000 gallons is home to approximately 70 Koi ranging in size up to 27 inches. The pond is set into a hillside with two additional 5,000 gallon ponds, three waterfalls, and two streams. There is an assortment of water plants including a number of water lilies. The pond is wheelchair accessible, however there is a modestly steep incline to get to the pond. Access to the upper ponds is by flagstone steps that are not handicap accessible.

This is a potluck, so please bring an appetizer, salad, main dish or dessert to share, and what you want to drink. The Club will provide table-ware. Electricity and a gas grill will be available. Also, do bring your own chair.


Take I-25 to Exit 141. Proceed west on Hwy 24 for 1.5 miles to 21st Street. Turn left on 21st Street for 1.4 miles. Turn right on Argus Blvd./Orion Drive and go 1.6 miles PAST Vista Grande Drive and Pollux Drive (Ignore your GPS and do not turn on the first Vista Grande Drive . . . it is a dead end!). At the intersection with Hydra Drive, stay to the left and proceed about 200 yards northeast (downhill) to the driveway cut into the hillside on the left which is 599 Vista Grande Drive (Orion Drive changes to Vista Grande Drive just before Tom's home).

One handicap parking space will be available in the driveway; all others are asked to park on the street. Just a friendly reminder - in consideration of the homeowner, please leave your pets at home.

Contact is Brenda Parsons-Hier at (303) 278-2106 or

Location: Colorado Springs
Tom Taylor Residence
599 Vista Grande Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 444-8844

PS: Peter and I went to Tom’s when his yard was on the Pikes Peak Water Garden society’s Annual Pond Tour in the Colorado Springs area. His ponds, streams, plants, and fish are amazing and well worth the drive. We hope to see you there! Brenda Parsons-Hier