Parks, Recreation & Culture

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Windsor to Hold August Garden Workshops


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

Workshops and events for the month of August include:

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9-10 a.m.: “How Does a Transplant Garden in Colorado?” — Lorna VanMeter, a transplant from Indiana, will discuss how she learned to garden in Colorado.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 10-11 a.m.: “Herbs in the Perennial Garden” — Do you know what the difference is between an herb and a spice? Do you want to grow more herbs and not be confined to just an herb garden? Weld County Master Gardener Debra Roberts will discuss growing herbs and spices, including dealing with bolting. Please bring a chair, hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 9-10 a.m.: “Vegetable Picking” — Weld County Master Gardener Dave Unrein will go over all the details on when to pick vegetables, especially peppers and plants that have limited changes in appearance during the growing cycle.

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, Aug. 2, and 16, 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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