August 2021 Meetings

Saturday, August 7, 2021 - Water Blossom Celebration
Hive Deck, Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Information Booth open

Demonstrations near the Monet Pond. Information available regarding water gardening and water garden plants. Docent lead tours of the gardens. Free plants will also be available.

Please note, the Denver Botanic Gardens is requiring advanced online ticketing and member reservations. To obtain online tickets/member reservations, please go to:

Admission to the Water Blossom Celebration is included with your online ticket/member reservation to the Gardens.

For more information, contact Teresa Burkert at (720) 219-6481 or or Tamara Kilbane at (720) 865-3556 or

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens
Hive Deck Area
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - Pond Side Meeting
Location: CSU Flower Trial Gardens & The Gardens on Spring Creek

Location Fort Collins, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We will be holding our August Pond Side Meeting on Saturday, August 21st from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The Pond Side will be held at two different locations located in Fort Collins. The first stop, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, will be at the CSU Trial Flower Gardens and the second stop will be at The Gardens on Spring Creek, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch for yourself and any guests to enjoy at our second stop, The Gardens on Spring Creek.

The CSU Trial Flower Gardens consist of 3 different gardens, the Annual Flower Trial Garden, the Perennial Trial Garden, and the Perennial Demonstration Garden. The Annual Flower Trial Garden is planted with annuals from late May through October. The Perennial Trial Garden is displayed year-round. The Perennial Demonstration Garden contains perennials in a more traditional landscape setting.

You can park in the South College Parking Garage located on Pitkin Street between S. College Avenue and Mason Corridor Transitway. All parking on campus is paid parking. You can purchase hourly parking ($2 per hour). Have your license plate ready when you go to pay at the hourly machines located within the parking garage. One hour should suffice to visit the 3 Trial Gardens.

To reach the South College Parking Garage, from I-25, take exit 268 (Prospect Road) and head west on Prospect Road for approximately 4 miles to S. College Avenue. Turn right (north) on S. College Street to Pitkin Street. Turn left (west) on Pitkin Street. Turn left (south) into the South College Parking Garage. Once parked, you will proceed east along Pitkin Street to Remington Street.

The nearest garden will be the Perennial Demonstration Garden located at the southeast corner of Pitkin Street and Remington Street. Continue south on Remington Street to The Perennial Trial Garden. It is located in the front of the CSU Center for the Arts. Cross Remington Street to the Annual Flower Trial Garden located at 1401 Remington Street. To return to the South College Garage, use the pedestrian bridge to cross S. College Avenue and return to the Parking Garage.

For information about the CSU Flower Trial Gardens, please go to:

For information about parking on the CSU Campus, please go to:

Here is a link to the CSU Campus Map:

Our second stop will be at The Gardens on Spring Creek. The Gardens on Spring Creek are located at 2145 Centre Avenue. To reach The Gardens on Spring Creek from CSU, turn right (south) on S. College Street to Prospect Road. Turn right (west) on Prospect Road to Centre Avenue and turn left (south) on Centre Avenue.

The Gardens on Spring Creek is the community botanic garden of Fort Collins. The 18-acre site opened in 2004 as part of an important partnership between the City of Fort Collins and the Friends of The Gardens on Spring Creek.

The Gardens on Spring Creek requires all visitors, including Members, to purchase/reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. The last general admission is at 4 pm to allow ample time to enjoy The Gardens. Tickets must be purchased in advance, online for a specific date and time. You will not be able to walk up and purchase tickets in person.

Plan on buying your advance tickets for 1:00 pm. Please print out your ticket or plan to show them on your phone when you arrive. Adult tickets are $11 each. Seniors (65+) are $9 each.

You do not have to arrive at the exact starting time of your ticket. Instead, you may choose to arrive up to 30 minutes after your ticket time to limit crowding at The Gardens entrance. When you arrive at The Gardens, please have one member of your party check in at the front desk while the remaining members of your party proceed outside to The Gardens.

For more information about The Gardens on Spring Creek, please go to:

To purchase advance tickets, please go to:

Contact Dorothy Martinez, 303-279-3137 or

Location: CSU Flower Trial Garden
1401 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Location: The Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526