• Photo courtesy Mary E. Ray.

High Plains Landscape Workshop 2018

March 10, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

High Plains Landscape Workshop - a one-day event symposium for homeowners and professionals designed to promote high quality, sustainable landscapes that reflect a sense of place in Colorado's northern Front Range. This event is a fundraiser for the Gardens on Spring Creek.

Event Schedule

In 2018, we will be "Planting with a Purpose."

WHERE: Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Rd, Ft. Collins
WHEN: Sat, March 10; 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
COST: Registration is now closed online. Limited walk-in seating available.

Cost includes morning refreshments, boxed lunch (provided by Fiona's Deli), and hand-out materials.

The High Plains Landscape Workshop is hosted by Fort Collins Utilities, CSU - Larimer County Cooperative Extension, and the Gardens on Spring Creek. All proceeds benefit the Gardens on Spring Creek.

Keynote Speakers and Session Topics

  • Dave Leatherman

Planting For Ecology

Dave Leatherman, avid Fort Collins birder and retired entomologist for the Colorado State Forest Service, will present "Planting For Ecology." The web of life is critical for gardening success: from the microorganisms in the soil, to the birds and bees depending on our gardens. Dave will speak to us about our native ecology and how your gardening actions can have substantial positive impacts on the environment around you.

  • Micaela Truslove

Planting For Edible Landscapes

Micaela Truslove, CSU Extension – Broomfield, will present, "Planting For Edible Landscapes." A how-to guide to creating a landscape that is as bountiful as it is beautiful. Whether you want to do away with your front lawn, start a small home orchard, or simply integrate a few edible plants to an existing landscape, this session will cover the basics of incorporating edibles. Plant selection, design, and maintenance will be discussed.

  • Rob Proctor

Planting For Beauty

Rob Proctor, prolific author, illustrator, photographer, and gardening commentator at 9News, will present, "Planting For Beauty." Rob understands the gardening challenges we face in Colorado and will speak to some tactics and design considerations for amplifying beauty in your garden. Learn from Rob's techniques and bring beauty back to your garden. This talk will leave you inspired on how garden beauty can bring peace and restored energy into your life.

  • Brian Vogt

Planting For Communities

Brian Vogt, CEO, Denver Botanic Gardens, will be presenting, "Planting for Communities." As CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens for over ten years, Brian has been instrumental in the garden’s transformation in Denver, and his leadership has been a model for other public gardens. From curating world-renowned art exhibits, guiding new garden construction, to surpassing one million visitors annually, Denver Botanic is one of the most-revered public gardens on the continent. Brian will leave you inspired, enlightened, and grounded in the transformative power of gardening for communities.

Presenting Sponsor:

Premium Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Partner Sponsors:

  • Resource Central: Garden in A Box
  • Colorado Rain Catcher
  • Teach Me To Grow
  • Wild Birds Unlimited
  • Ewing Irrigation

Non-Profit Partners

  • Plant Select
  • High Plains Environmental Center
  • People & Pollinators Action Network

Special Event Refund Policy - 2017
There are no refunds or exchanges on any special event tickets. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. Tickets are not refunded for any inclement weather, including but not limited to snow, hail, wind, rain, mud, or extreme temperatures. Refunds will not be given for dissatisfaction with any event, as opinions are subjective. Plants purchased at our Spring Plant Sale and Fall Plant Sale are final and will not be refunded. Event ticket purchases are non-transferable to another event or Gardens education class. This policy is applicable for High Plains Landscape Workshop, Spring Plant Sale, Garden a'Fare Wine Dinner & Beer Tour, NoCo Urban Homestead Tour, Halloween Enchanted Garden, and Garden of Lights.

Sign-Up for the Everblooming

Follow us on Facebook     View Photos on Flickr

Become a Member
  • Miniture map

Contact Us:

2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Get Directions

Our Hours:

May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.

Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
(closed Sunday)


Monday, March 19
No events today.