How We Grow
Community engagement is one of the main missions of LGC. We have supported numerous organizations in Lyons and various Town of Lyons projects. Each year we identify a project or two and use our resources to support the project. Below is a list of some, but not all of the projects we have proudly sponsored over the years.
In June 2020, LGC purchased and planted annuals in the new planters at the Lyons Regional Library. LCG members donned their masks and dug in.
Donation of Bench to Rocky Mountain Botanic Garden
Lyons Garden Club is in the process of donating a bench and plant to the Rocky Mountain Botanic Garden. LGC supports the vision of this unique and beautiful project. Take time to visit this garden, located at the west end of Bohn Park.
Planting at High School/Middle Sign
LGC has a long relationship with Lyons Schools. Members of Lyons Leos, a high school service organization, frequently join us for projects. In 2016, LGC members and students joined together to plant perennials at the high school/middle school sign.
Garden to Garden Project
The Garden to Garden Plant Distribution was held on 5/31/2014 to benefit those who lost their plants and gardens to the devastating flood that hit Lyons in 2013. The number of plants and the variety was fabulous. Participants were delighted and volunteers as well.
Many thanks to Kim Dunning and Lois LaCroix of Martin Park Garden Club of Boulder for their inspiring organization and hard work. We are grateful to you lovely ladies.
Also thanks to the generous donations from Sturtz and Copeland, Long's Iris Gardens, Home Depot Boulder, Whole Foods Basemar Center, Botanical Interests Seed Co. in Broomfield, Applewood Seed Co., Boulder Garden Club, Martin Acres Garden Club, Growing Gardens, Johanna Zeh and the Martin Acres Neighborhood and Boulder County Residents who dug and divided their own gardens.
Thanks to the LGC members who donated their time in the planning and distribution. Special thanks to the lovely Anne Marie Mikoni, LGC Programs Director. She was the organizer of this project. It was a wonderful success. Cheers to you Anne Marie!
Plant it Forward
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and boy, was the flood of September 2013 a challenge for the entire community of Lyons. In the spring following the flood, LGC organized the Plant It Forward project to assist residents whose gardens had been impacted by the flood. Residents who contacted us were given plants from our own gardens, donated plants from nurseries in the area and giftcards to Gwynne's Greenhouse. Many thanks to Gwynne for her help and support in this project. We miss you, Gwynne.
Main Street Gardens
From 2008-2017, members and volunteers worked to plant and beautify the beds along Main St. Business owners pitched in and together we transformed the beds into exquisite displays of annuals and perennials.
High Street Pots
Every spring from 2008-2017, members and volunteers would mark the planting of the High Street planters. We would bring our trowels and glove, grab a cup of coffee from the Stone Cup and plant annuals to add color and beauty along High St. All summer long, members and volunteers watered the pot to maintain the charm and sparkle of the blooms.
Welcome to Lyons Sign
Just about the first thing your see upon entering Lyons. LGC initiated the planting of perennials and annuals to beautify and add color to the beds surrounding the sign. LGC maintained the beds until the town took over the planting and maintenance.
Adopt A Garden Program
This program gave volunteers an opportunity to plant and maintain planters around town, which included the large planter at the Visitor Center. The Gardening Mamas, who long with their children, maintained this planter for many years. Through this project, they were able to teach and model for the children the love of plants and gardening.