Media Advisory: Plant Select Explores Community Gardening Opportunities

Note to Editors: This event is not open to the public. This media advisory is intended for reporter use only and is not for publication.

More than 60 managers and operators of Plant Select approved public demonstration gardens, Colorado State University Extension agents, master gardeners and nursery professionals from around the Rocky Mountain Region will gather to learn more about Plant Select public garden opportunities and challenges and the benefits that these gardens bring to communities.


From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Denver Botanic Gardens.


The event includes tours of Plant Select garden displays at Denver Botanic Gardens, educational speakers and more than 8,000 plants that will be distributed to demonstration garden operators for planting in public displays. Speakers will address a number of issues including plant collecting and propagation, xeriscape gardening and gardening in the mountains.

For more information, contact Pat Hayward, executive director of Plant Select, at (970) 481-3429 or

About Plant Select:

Plant Select is a collaborative effort between Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and landscape and nursery professionals with the purpose of introducing and recommending the very best plants for the High Plains and intermountain regions.

About Denver Botanic Gardens:

Rooted a mile high, Denver Botanic Gardens has been a favorite Denver destination for more than 55 years and is considered to be one of the top botanic gardens in the American West. Denver Botanic Gardens is located at 1005 York Street in Denver, Colo. For more information, call (720) 865-3500 or visit