Atmosphere

Going Green

Four urban garden getaways

June 2011

Even if your 500-square-foot apartment lacks outdoor space or your backyard is filled with a soccer goal, you can still enjoy summer’s bounty at these four neighborhood public gardens.

  • Congress Park
    Gove Community Garden, Colorado Boulevard and East 13th Avenue
    Learn: Stop by for a workshop on green gardening at this Denver Backyard Composting Demonstration site.
  • Golden Triangle
    Sunken Gardens Park, Delaware Street and West Eighth Avenue
    Relax: With pavilions and perennials, you’d never know this gorgeous spot may have once been a dump.
  • Northwest Denver
    Inspiration Point Park, West 49th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard
    Savor: Check out 200-mile panoramic views of the Rockies or Denver’s skyline before wandering through 25.5 acres of gardens, grasses, and trees.
  • Golden
    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway
    See: Take a minute to smell the roses—this garden boasts more than 400 varieties.