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 OutReach

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!

Luan Akin teaching class houseplants
Luan Akin teaching class terrariums
teasing roots potting
veggies flowers potted

Sustainable Gardening for Better Living

As Colorado gardeners, how can we meet the challenges of ongoing drought and make better choices for our landscapes and lives? Garden Ambassador Luan Akin explains how we can shift our approach to planting and growing without sacrificing the beauty that draws us to gardening in the first place. (Fees apply.)

The Dirt on Small Space Gardening

What does it take to have a thriving flower or veggie garden in big containers on your balcony, deck, or patio? Luan Akin walks you through the best plants and growing practices to make your mini-garden striking, colorful, and productive. (Fees apply.)

Starting Seeds Indoors

Are you intimidated by starting your veggies and flowers from seed? Luan Akin will demystify this surprisingly simple process, giving you best practices and equipment recommendations to get your own seedlings ready for your home garden. (Fees apply.)

Succeeding with Indoor Succulents

Why are succulents still all the rage? Luan Akin takes a look at this remarkable plant family and shares the fun of collecting, growing, and propagating some of the most popular succulent varieties. (Fees apply.)

Explore possibilities for your groupSend us an inquiry
Please send us an inquiry to find out all Tagawa Gardens has to offer your group. Ask if Gift Card Fundraising might be an option for your group, too! We look forward to working with you.