Digging Deeper: SummerHome’s Path to a Wilder Denver

Digging Deeper: SummerHome’s Path to a Wilder Denver

SummerHome Garden

Sat, Jul 13, 2024
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

The creation of SummerHome Garden transformed a dilapidated residential lot in the heart of Denver into an immersive, naturalistic garden, championing the use of drought-dynamic, locally suited flora, and offering an inspirational community space for all to enjoy. At the heart of the garden is the spirit of accessibility and defiance. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, SummerHome serves as a vital sanctuary in the midst of the urban jungle and stands as a symbol against the excessive development that looms in the surrounding neighborhood.

Join the founder of SummerHome Garden, Lisa Negri, and garden designer Kevin Philip Williams, of Denver Botanic Gardens, to discuss the concepts, plants, planting strategies, and legal battles that went into creating this cherished and challenging public pocket park. The presenta­tion and tour will be followed by an opportunity for conversational Q&A with Lisa and Kevin, both in SummerHome and in Lisa’s private residential garden.

Copies of Kevin’s book, Shrouded in Light: Naturalistic Planting Inspired by Wild Shrublands (Filbert Press, 2024), will be available for purchase. Kevin and Lisa will also be co-hosting a Garden Conservancy webinar on July 25.

SummerHome Garden
Denver, CO

Date and Time:
Saturday, July 13
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.