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Treasure Island Demonstration Garden June workshops set

Treasure Island Demonstration Garden workshops set for June

The town of Windsor will host free garden-themed workshops and a special Father's Day event at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden in June, according to a news release from the town of Windsor.

The garden features hundreds of plants that grow in Windsor and is open to the public.

According to the release, workshops and events for the month of June include:

» 9 a.m. to noon June 7, workshop: "Proper Pruning of Trees and Shrubs." The Windsor Tree Board will cover basic pruning techniques, as well as types of tools, proper use of tools and where, why and when to prune.

» 10 a.m. to noon June 10, workshop: "Right Plant, Right Place." Trees are a long-term investment. Janene Willey will discuss the importance of proper placement and planting the correct tree species for the site.

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» 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 18, Father's Day Tour. A tour of the garden will be given and light refreshments will be served.

» 9 a.m. to noon June 21, workshop: "Introduction to Plant Select — Volunteer Training." Bill Pratt will cover plant species found in the garden and how to become a successful volunteer.

Volunteers maintain the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the growing season. No experience is necessary, however interested volunteers are asked to attend a training session at 9 a.m. June 7 or 21 at the garden.

The Treasure Island Demonstration Garden is open for public viewing from sunrise to sunset, and is located adjacent to Laku Lake Road along the Poudre River Trail south of Eastman Park, according to the release. Roadside parking is available via the 7th Street entrance. Most of the garden is accessible with paved surfaces.

The garden is open for private group or club tours and workshops. For more information, call the volunteers at (303) 726-7634.