AAS Display Garden Feature
Horticultural Art Society
Monument Valley Park, Corner Mesa & Glen, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
The Horticultural Art Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1962 by local horticulturists, both amateur and professional. HAS is dedicated to learning about appropriate plant materials and cultivation methods for the Pikes Peak region, and to help local gardeners succeed in growing their own food. Society membership is open to all people interested in gardening.
Four years after its founding, HAS became an AAS Display Garden, and for nearly 50 years the society has taught their Demonstration Garden visitors about All-America Selections. In 2012 they proudly won first place in the AAS Landscape Design Contest. Their award winning AAS Display Garden featured “Winners Through The Decades” in a vegetable garden including greens and cucumbers AAS winners from the 30s; tomatoes and radishes from the 40s; radishes, lettuce, and zucchini and beans from the 50s; squash and peas from the 70s; beans, herbs and peas from the 90s; and other varieties such as melons, carrots, eggplant, peas, squash, tomatoes and peppers from the 2000s. Signs throughout the garden identified and highlighted the AAS Winners.
In addition to the award-winning AAS Demonstration Garden, HAS maintains the Heritage Garden, and the Pinetum. A professional gardener maintains the gardens that are manned with the help and fund raising support of member volunteers. Monument Valley Park gardens include a fragrance garden of herbs and flowers, woodland garden, willow pond, rose garden, heritage garden, and an exciting addition of a lupine path.
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