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. Our annual Chili Cook-Off during the Lyons Halloween Parade, raises valuable funds for flowers, mulch, and new seed for the gardens.
Our Mission Statement is "to beautify Lyons one flower at a time". In past years, we have planted over 1000 daffodil bulbs along traffic corridors for visitors and residents 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.
Lyons Garden Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who intends to study horticulture, agriculture, landscaping, botany, plant ecology, forestry, plant pathology, or any field of study involving plants.