Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Huge Success!

It couldn't have been a better day for the showing off gardens. The sunshine, blue skies and gorgeous flora and fauna combined to bring close to 600 people to the 11th annual Park Hill Garden Walk. People followed their passport to the gardens by either walking, biking or riding to the 15 gardens on the tour. All those who participated loved the variety and knowledgeable gardeners on hand to share their passionate green thumbs!

We are always looking for gardens and if you or someone you know may be interested in having their garden on the 2012 Garden Walk just email parkhillgardenwalk@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

See You in the Garden

Saturday's Park Hill Garden Walk is almost here. A highlight you don't want to miss is a wine tasting sponsored by Mayfair Liquors. The 1st garden behind Montview Presbyterian Church is also the place to meet a variety of garden related exhibitors, pick up gardening related brochures, buy posters and find the portopotties! All the gardens also feature a local artist either displaying or working en plein air. You can meet with the homeowners and discuss with them how they arrived at their green thumbs. Don't forget to see the rest of Park Hill also called "Denver's Urban Forest" and its fabulous architecture. Everyone loves to garden around here! See you in the garden!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bring donations for PH Food Bank on Saturday!

Because our Park Hill Garden Walk helps fund the Park Hill food bank, we invite you to bring non-perishable food items, toiletries or baby needs such as diapers, formula, etc to the 1st garden where you'll start the walk: 1980 Dahlia Street (Montview Presbyterian Church) on June 25th from 10-4. Receive a ticket and enter you name in the drawing for the in-kind donations from our local sponsors. Gift certificates, free classes, etc could be yours with your food bank donation. See you in the gardens!

Monday, June 6, 2011


The Park Hill Garden Walk is only a few weeks away! Have you strolled the neighborhood recently? Our cooler spring and nice rains have made everything emerge gently and lush-like!

Tickets are available at Moss Pink on 23rd 4615 E. 23rd Ave. and the Park Hill library. These two places have tickets now and are ready for you! The online ticket purchasing uses Paypal and is available on the right side of our blog. (sorry the coupon can only be applied to non paypal ticket purchases). Tickets are the same whether you buy them in advance or at the 1st garden: 1980 Dahlia (Montview Presbyterian Church) the day of the walk which is June 25th from 10-4. You can also pick up your 2011 Garden Walk pin at this 1st garden. Just show your map/ticket and you're on your way!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tickets for the Garden Walk go on sale June 1st. Pick up yours at the Park Hill Library, Moss Pink on 23rd or online at gphc.org. Tickets are $15 adults $10 seniors and free for 12 and under. Your collectible button can be picked up when you show your map/ticket at the 1st garden 1980 Dahlia which is Montview Presbyterian Church. See you in the garden

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteers are what make the Park Hill Garden Walk work. For one thing, the Garden Walk committee is made up of all volunteers. We begin in August of the previous year, sorting through the comments, deciding on what works and what we want to try differently. A number of people give a lot of their time and talents to the Garden Walk.

Another group of volunteers which makes it possible are those that work at each garden throughout the day, taking tickets, giving directions and general helping. Normally we like to have two volunteers in the morning shift which is 10-1 and two more for the afternoon shift of 1-4. Tables and chairs are provided for these ticket taker volunteers. Volunteers find it a great annual event to catch up with neighbors, distant friends and meet new ones.

Volunteers are invited to the after-party hosted at the GPHC Garden at 2823 Fairfax. They also receive two free tickets and a lovely thank you gift. We have some returning year after year having started at the first garden walk.

We have over 10,000 homes in park Hill. Finding 60 people from those homes shouldn't be difficult when it is something that not only fun but helps out their own community food bank. If you're thinking about it or have always wanted to but didn't quite make the effort, try it this year! It takes volunteers to make a great Garden Walk!

Contact the Park Hill Garden Walk Chairperson: Angelia McLean at angelia1964@gmail.com to sign up for a shift or find out how you can get involved. See you in the garden!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Generous Sponsors

The Park Hill Garden Walk 2011, one of our great community fund-raising activites in the neighborhood could not be possible without the help of the local businesses sponsoring the gardens and the Walk itself. They provide the funds to be able to make the signs, brochures, posters, etc. that are needed to complete the day. Even with the down economy, we have 14 garden sponsors that have generously contributed $300.00 each. With our advertising budget we are able to at least give them a little something back although small in comparison as a thank you for their support. I would like to mention the 14 garden sponsors here: Architectual Salvage, Anastasia Williamson Realtor, The Hair People, Swingle, City Floral, MayFair Liquors, Russ Wehner Realty, Van Camp Floors, Thunderbird Design Landscaping, The Garden Guy, Nick's Garden Center, B-Design Landscaping, Roberta Locke-Cherry Creek Realty, WildFlowers

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

For all you gardeners or just the curious, you can now put a post-it on your calendars for the upcoming Park Hill Garden Walk 2011! June 25th 10-4 is the date and time. Want to have your garden on display? How about volunteering the day of or join our committee. Nothing says Park Hill in June then getting you bike out and touring the beautiful gardens in our neighborhood.