The Evergreen Garden Club (EGC) was established in 1965. Since then, club members have continuously responded to community needs for beautification at numerous public spaces. Members volunteer many hours each growing season by planting, weeding and watering. The Club and community benefit from, and appreciate the efforts of novice-through-expert gardeners working together. Below is a list of projects the Evergreen Garden Club is currently working on.
Garden Volunteer Coordinator - Cherie Luke
Hiwan Homestead Museum
4208 Timbervale Drive
EGC maintains the Victorian era garden in front of the museum. This garden is planted with annuals, perennials, and biennials common during the late 1800's when the ranch and log cabin were first occupied.
Contact: Lorrie Redmond & Cherie Luke
Evergreen Library Garden
5000 Highway 73
The Evergreen Library Garden was developed through a cooperative venture of the Garden Club and Jefferson County Public Library to provide a complimentary setting for the first of Evergreen's Public Art Program sculptures titled "Planting Evergreen" by Tom Ware. The garden features minimal care, low water requiring perennials and ornamental grasses suitable to the garden's 7,107 foot elevation. Fragrant blossoms mingled with other long-season beautiful bloomers produce a summer of grand color for library visitors.
Contact: Marjorie Clinton and Mary Dickhoff
Evergreen Metro Water District Garden
4671 Highway 73 - by the dam
Constructed in 1991, this garden was designed by Garden Club members at the request of Evergreen Metro Water District. The primary focus of the garden is to provide a xeriscape demonstration of water-thrifty plants suitable to the mountain community. Over 30 members participated in the initial planting. It is the Club's largest and most visible project.
Contact: Annell Hoy
Post Office Gardens
3649 Evergreen Pkwy
The Post Office Gardens were occasionally tended by EGC members years ago, and have been consistently cared by us since 2002. These plots always seem to need a little extra TLC in order to thrive amongst the asphalt, brick, and concrete parking lot and walkways. The browsing wildlife and pavement treatments used to reduce ice during colder weather months add to the challenges of gardening here. Our garden club members confront these issues by displaying plants that can withstand such adversity. Our oval garden plot annually features a new sculpture presented by Art for the Mountain Community’s “Sculpture Walk” program.
Contact: Louise Heern
Bergen Park Traffic Circle
The traffic circle garden was established in 2001. High school students prepared the soil for planting and plants were purchased with donations from the community. The Evergreen Garden Club took over the garden one year later. In spite of the challenges of deer, elk and watering, the garden is thriving and continually evolving as we experiment with new plants that will enhance the color palette of the garden for the enjoyment of passersby.
Contact: Diana Aldridge
Evergreen Metro District Building
30920 Stagecoach Blvd
The raised bed gardens were started in the spring of 2004. This project is in exchange for the water source provided by the Evergreen Metro District at the Bergen Park Traffic Circle. Though seldom bothered by elk or deer, the raised beds freeze deeply and have areas of dry shade, presenting some challenges.
Contact: Barbara Steger