Lyons Garden Club
Making Lyons Beautiful,
One Flower At A Time
2021 Garden Tour
Thank you from the Lyons Garden Club to all who visited our homes and gardens on June 19th and made our tour a grand success with over 200 people attending.. Our visitors were enthusiastic, inquisitive and really appreciative of our efforts.
We owe a huge thank-you to many, many people for helping.
To the garden owners who were gracious and willing to open their yards and gardens so that our guests could enjoy the beautiful landscaping, flowers, garden ideas and garden whimsey, we owe a huge thank you.
We also thank our sponsors McCann Real Estate, St. Vrain Market, Tucker Real Estate Group, Gateway Realty Group and donors for the drawing, but especially thank Lyons Community Foundation, for the generous grant which enabled us to fund the tour. The weather was great, the response from the Lyons community and beyond was fantastic and the gardens were stunning. It was a good day for all. We also thank photographer Gautam Bhan, who took fantastic pictures of the tour and are on view on our website.The garden club members Teresa Pennington, Anne Marie Mikoni, Beth Smith, Jeanne Moore, Sue Wratten, Debbie Simms and Sara Erickson worked for months to prepare for this event and deserve a restful summer.
As this was our first tour, we learned a lot of lessons which we will apply to future tours. We will definitely change the location for the in-person registration. The site at the bears was noisy and parking was limited. We will also identify which gardens are handicap accessible. We are planning for next year. If a Lyons area resident has a flower or vegetable garden they think is interesting, unique and/or noteworthy, go to the Contacts link at our website www.lyonsgardenclub.com and send a message. Or email Sara Erickson at email@example.com. Also email us if you are interested in the club and want to attend our meetings and join in our activities. We will put you on our mailing list. We welcome new members.
We hope to see you again in 2022. Thanks to all.
The Lyons Garden Club was formed in 2008 by three local women, Ann O’Brien, Sue Wratten and Joycelyn Fankhouser, who wanted to beautify the town of Lyons, Colorado through the power of flowers. They first began with a prominent spot in town known as the Mushroom Planter (since renamed to the Butterfly Planter). These intrepid women cleaned up the planter and enhanced it with plants from their own gardens. From this humble beginning, the Lyons Garden Club has quickly grown in size and has since transformed many of the public garden areas in the town of Lyons.
The Lyons Garden Club is a volunteer organization and we rely on donated time, effort, and funds from our community. We have applied for and received grants from both the Lyons Community Foundation and the Colorado Garden Show, Inc. Additionally, we run a yearly fundraiser, the Chili Cookoff, in October in conjunction with the town of Lyons' Halloween Parade.
Our Mission Statement is "to beautify Lyons one flower at a time". In a typical year we plant over a thousand daffodil bulbs along the primary traffic thoroughfare in Lyons, allowing both residents and visitors to enjoy the spring blooms.
In recognition of our efforts, in 2011 we were awarded by the Lyons Chamber of Commerce with the First Annual Spirit of Lyons Award and hope to receive similar awards in the future.
”Making Lyons More Beuatiful One Flower at a Time”
Volunteers Coordinator-Debbie Simms
Programs Coordinator-AnneMarie Mikoni
The Lyons Garden Club maintains the Butterfly Garden the West Wall (Where the Bears Reside) and the Berm. Each spring we meet to plant new flowers and clean up from winter. Our gardens have many native plants and plants well adapted to the dry Colorado climate. We also bring plants from our own gardens and reseed wherever we can. All summer long we meet to weed, deadhead, transplant and add new features. Every fall we hold a seed exchange from the club gardens and our own gardens. Every winter we rest and await spring.
Our Perennial Members
Those Who Come Back Year After Year