Extending the gardenCommunity OutReach
Growing gardeners is such a passion for us that we turned it into a unique program!
For more than a decade, we’ve worked with hundreds of organizations, schools, businesses, and non-profits, sharing the value of gardening with people of all ages.
Our Community OutReach program proudly features our Garden Ambassador, Luan Akin. A fixture on Denver television for thirty years, Luan logged thousands of hours in her airborne office, the helicopter for CBS4 News. During that time, she also trained as a Master Gardener. Luan left Copter4 and an award-winning career in TV news to put her passion for gardening to work as Tagawa’s Garden Ambassador. As a native Coloradan with a down-to-earth approach and an unfailing sense of humor, she understands the challenges of gardening in our climate and strives to help others succeed.
This year, we’re in the process of rebuilding our community programs, focusing on seasonal presentations we can offer your private group right here at the garden center. We have very limited availability for offsite bookings at your location, but we think your group will love gathering in our unique greenhouse environment!
Paying it Forward in the Landscape
Don’t put away the garden gloves just yet! There are a few easy ways to enrich your garden as it winds down for the winter season to ensure the best possible spring season next year.
Growing Garlic in Colorado
Homegrown gourmet garlic that goes beyond the grocery store basics can be yours, with much less effort than you might think! Learn why Luan suggests growing garlic for all Colorado gardeners and walk away with the knowledge to confidently grow your own.
Houseplants that are up for the Challenge
Whether you have low light conditions, an ultra-curious pet, or the real challenge is remembering to water, we’ve got a plant suggestion for you. Creating a lush indoor space is just around the corner!
Fall is for Composting
Lessen your impact on the environment with the food waste you create and create garden gold in the process. Luan walks you through how to get started composting at home with your own scraps and leaves and why it’s so important.