• The Entry Way Garden in early July.

Entryway Garden

Featuring plants of the Plant Select® program.

You'll pass through the four-season Entryway Garden as you approach the Visitor's Center. Take your time and enjoy this garden. Many of these plants are from Plant Select program.

Here's just a few of the plants visitors will see:

  • In spring, you'll see bright blue blooms of Crystal River Veronica, golden yellow flowers of mountain basket of gold, and the white blooms of 'Autumn Brillance' serviceberry, 'Pawnee Buttes' sandcherry, and 'Clear Creek'yellowhorn.
  • Summer brings the the long-lasting pink of 'Coral Canyon' twinspur, striking purple of 'Georgia Blue' veronica, and the soft apricot and pink blends of 'Morden Sunrise' rose.
  • In fall, look for the soft mauves of various sedums, swaying of ornamental grasses, viburnum berries, and rose hips.
  • Winter stays interesting with the evergreen leaves of Panchito manzanita and 'Carol Mackie' daphne, and the deep green needles of 'Mops' mugho pine and 'Arnold's Sentinel' Austrian Pine.

Plant Select is a cooperative program administered by Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University along with nurseries and horticulturists throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The purpose of Plant Select is to seek out, identify and distribute the very best plants for landscapes and gardens from the inter-mountain region to the high plains.

If you enjoy ornamental gardening and would like to help us keep the Plant Select Demonstration Garden beautiful, please consider volunteering with Social Gardeners. Social Gardeners help out in all the ornamental gardens while enjoying spending time with and learning from other gardeners.

Contact Charlotte Boney, Volunteer Coordinator, at 416-2482 or cboney@fcgov.com, for more information.

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