Parks, Recreation & Culture

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Windsor Announces June Treasure Island Garden Workshops


 The Town of Windsor will hold free garden-themed workshops and a special Father’s Day event at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden during the month of June.

The garden features hundreds of plants that flourish in Windsor and is open to the public.

Workshops and events for the month of June include:

  • Wednesday, June 7, 9 a.m. - Noon: Workshop: “Proper Pruning of Trees and Shrubs” — The Windsor Tree Board will cover basic pruning techniques, as well as types of tools; proper use of tools; and where, why and when to prune.

  • Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. - Noon: Workshop: “Right Plant, Right Place” — Trees are a long-term investment. Janene Willey will discuss the importance of proper placement and planting the correct tree species for the site.

  • Sunday, June 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Father’s Day Tour — Enjoy a tour of the garden and its seasonal delights. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 9 a.m. - Noon: Workshop: “Introduction to Plant Select - Volunteer Training” — Bill Pratt will cover plant species found in the garden and everything you need to know to become a successful volunteer.

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, June 7 and 21, at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden.

The Treasure Island Demonstration 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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