The West Greeley Conservation District begins its third year of managing Houston Gardens educational and natural area.
In 2016, the District sponsored classes for children and adults, and the Gardens hosted several community and family events. Some of the highlights:
- Business After Hours for the Greeley Chamber of Commerce;
- Greeley Garden Tour;
- Eagle Scout Ceremony;
- Greeley Community Garden Tour;
- School tours; and,
- Weddings, birthday parties and family reunions
The District developed and implemented a pollinator garden, plus an Eagle Scout Kevin Madden built a new trail in the prairie ecosystem.
The community gardens were productive in 2016. To register for a 2017 garden plot, please stop at the West Greeley Conservation District by March 3 and fill out the application. Garden plots are 10-feet-by-60-feet. Rent is $35 per season. Gardens are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
WGCD will again offer an April landscape pruning and maintenance class offered for members. The date for this class will be announced in early March. Please check the website for details.
WGCD is excited for the arrival of spring and opening Houston Gardens March 1. Whether it is simply to stroll the half-mile walking path, enjoy a picnic lunch with your family or schedule a tour, please call us at 970-356-8097, ext.3. Look for an addition to the Pollinator Gardens, a windbreak simulation planting, Greeley Historical Tour in July, a new Eagle Scout project, flower gardens and much more this spring, summer and fall.
Remember to check the website for updates on classes.
Houston Garden is available for business, social, education or family events. Contact WGCD for details and rates.