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Mountain Blooms Garden Tours

Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 9:00a - 1:00p | Lyons, CO

Participants will experience a day of fun and visual splendor as they explore the town of Lyons through the lens of local gardeners.  Moving at their own pace, participants will make their way through 8 - 10 local gardens, from private sprawling flower and butterfly gardens, to intimate vegetable and fruit gardens.  This tour is a fundraising event produced by the Lyons Garden Club. 

 

Those who register will receive a detailed map and descriptions of participating gardens in the form of a printable pdf and an interactive Google map.  Event-day registrants can donate and pick up a map at Sandstone Park.

All registration and sponsorship donations raised from this event will continue our mission to beautify Lyons one flower at a time, including the purchase of plants, seeds, and supplies for community gardens and planters in our public spaces.  This tour is made possible through our generous event sponsors, gracious garden hosts, and devoted Lyons Garden Club members and volunteers.

All participants 'choose their own ticket price' through their preferred donation to the Lyons Garden Club, whether registering online in advance or on event day.

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Browse Images from Past Tours

More Info

Tour Etiquitte

Please don't visit gardens outside of the posted event hours, including showing early or staying late. If you need to use a restroom, please use the public bathrooms in town at the Lyons Visitors Center in Sandstone Park. Try not to block prime spots in the garden when you’re not actively using them. Certainly take your turn to enjoy the view and/or take photographs, but move to the side to let others enjoy the spot, too. Please leave your dog (and any other pets) at home. Your pet may be well behaved but the homeowner’s pets might resent their presence in the garden. Look but don’t touch. If you have children with you this rule applies to them too - please teach them that when they’re visiting other people’s gardens they’re not to pull off leaves or stems, pick flowers, or dig in the garden beds. Don’t take any plants or cuttings home with you unless the homeowner explicitly offers them to you. Stay within designated walking areas–follow garden paths and use stepping stones within planted areas, where provided. Avoid stepping into garden beds for a closer look or photo–you don’t know if there’s something planted in that spot under your foot that looks like bare soil to you. The homeowner’s patio furniture is not a picnic area. Don’t eat your lunch in homeowner’s gardens. Respect the homeowner’s wishes regarding allowing bicycles or strollers into the garden. When in doubt, presume that bulky items should be left to the side or on the driveway. Be conscious that neighbours of the garden on the tour have not chosen to open up their yards for the tour–stay on the tour participant’s property and don’t block neighbouring driveways. Be generous with your praise and remember that old adage of “if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything.” We all have different ideas of what makes a garden fabulous and we all have different amounts of time and other resources to devote to gardening.

Guidelines & Tips

Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Also bring sunscreen, sunhat and possibly your umbrella. Wear comfortable shoes and pace yourself. Review the map and garden descriptions so you can prioritize and visit the ones that are most interesting to you first. Especially if it’s hot, be sure to drink lots of water during the day. Plan to stop for snacks and/or lunch. Bring your camera/phone with a fully charged battery. Most hosts will allow photographs of the gardens. Please refrain from taking photos of homes. Talk to the homeowners if they’re in the garden. They’re a friendly bunch (they’ve just invited you and dozens or hundreds of others to visit!) and will be happy to answer your questions about their garden. Thank them for sharing their garden with you!

Limited Lyons Blooms Note Cards for Sale

When registering for the tour online, purchase a set of four note cards + envelopes displaying blooms from Lyons area gardens featured on previous Mountain Blooms Garden Tours (then pick them up at the registration table on the day of the tour).  Remaining inventory not sold online will be available for purchase on the day of the tour at the registration tent.

4-pack of note cards + envelopes

6-Photo Note Cards

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Photo rights compliments of G. Bhan Photography.

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4-pack of note cards + envelopes

3-Photo Note Cards

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Photo rights compliments of G. Bhan Photography.

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Sunflower Sponsors

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Poppy Sponsors

Daisy Sponsors

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Batts Jennings Family

A Green Event

Keep Lyons green and beautiful with us by reducing waste and pollution during your tour.

Learn More about our Sunflower and Poppy Sponsors

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G. Bhan Photography

Gautam Bhan is a Lyons local hobbyist photographer turned semi pro, specializing in landscapes (often in black and white), custom work including portraiture, urbanscapes and fine art imagery from near and far away places.

He's the official photographer of the Lyons Garden Club, providing quality images from our annual garden tour and chili cook-off, among other events, that we can use for our website, social media, and marketing.

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Lyons Parks & Recreation

The Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events strives to develop and enhance recreational and cultural opportunities for its residents and visitors, while improving and preserving its community parks, open space, trails and facilities.

Dave Cosgrove and his team dedicate time each year to assist the Lyons Garden Club with bigger-lift projects such as large digs, relocating mulch, and moving rocks, among other contributions.

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Laura Levy Group

Providing "An Elevated Approach to Real Estate," Laura Levy specializes in residential real estate. With nearly 30 years of real estate marketing and project management, she has a wealth of experience in marketing rural properties and land, entire subdivisions and income properties.  Laura’s sales team knows how to manage numerous contracts and sometimes wrote as many as 60 contracts in one weekend and closed as many as 30 homes in one month.

Laura Levy has always been a valued supporter of the Lyons Garden Club and our community.

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Bent Heirlooms

A long-time supporter of the Lyons Garden Club, Bent Heirlooms is again sponsoring our Mountain Blooms Garden Tours. Located near downtown Longmont, their greenhouse is now open for the 2024 season. Whether you're seeking vegetables, flowers, or hanging baskets, you'll find what you need for your post-Mother's Day planting.

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Cemex

Cemex leverages their core strengths, employees’ talent and time, and social investments to support the social and economic development of their communities.

They also aim to lead in sustainable construction by developing building products and solutions that have significant positive sustainability attributes.

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Tucker Group Real Estate

Whether selling a property or buying a new one, Jonelle's personalized, full-service approach provides the guidance and representation you deserve to achieve your real estate goals. As an independent, woman-owned, local real estate agency since 2007, Jonelle focuses on helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes. They offer top-tier market research, advertising, home preparation and staging, comprehensive buying and selling strategies, and effective transaction management.

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Boulder CPA Group

Boulder CPA Group specializes in tax and accounting services for individuals, small business owners, and independent professionals.  If this past tax season was a bigger headache than you anticipated, it's probably time to hire a professional resource.

 

Boulder CPA Group has served clients throughout Boulder County and all 50 states since 1991.

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St Vrain Market Deli & Bakery

Located in the heart of Lyons, CO, St. Vrain Market is independent and locally owned, specializing in fresh baked goods, handmade deli sandwiches, homemade sausage and speciality meats, fresh local produce and more. Their mission is to bring local & fresh culinary options in Colorado.  Stop by the Mountain Blooms Garden Tours registration table on the day of the event for a 10% off coupon to use toward a deli lunch or other market items.

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