Jeffco Courage Garden
September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
“The Courage Garden”
By Loretta Simms, Jefferson County Master Gardener and Native Plant Master
Plant Society Building, Denver Botanic Gardens
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7pm
In 1995 the Jefferson County Memorial Gardens, located in Golden on the southwest side of the Jefferson County Government Center, were dedicated to the lives of past employees, volunteers and elected officials of Jefferson County and victims of violent crimes. The collection of gardens is in a Wildland Urban Interface habitat and is called the “Courage Garden”. In 1997, the Jefferson County CSU Extension Master Gardener program added the “Courage Garden” to their demonstration garden projects and maintains the gardens today.
Loretta Simms has been involved with the project since 2003 and has maintained a website Jeffco Courage Garden on the “Courage Garden” since 2013 with a complete data base of the plants. There are over 200 different plants representing over 40 plant families. Several types of roses can be found at the gardens: Musk, Canadian, native, species, shrubs, climbers and miniatures. Mary Kirby and Joan Franson, DRS members, were instrumental in helping plan and plant many of the roses in the beginning years.
Directions to the Plant Society Building at DBG, click HERE.