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Submitted April 25, 2013
Garden enthusiasts will flock to Denver’s largest and most diverse event, The Conflict Center’s
13th Annual Enchanted Gardens Tour of Northwest Denver, on Saturday, June 8. Attendees
may visit more than 20 private, public and community gardens conveniently grouped in four
neighborhood clusters for an adult admission price of only $15.
The self-guided tour features a vast array of offerings–flower, vegetable, herb and fruit
gardens, koi pond, container gardening, chicken coop, bonsai trees, outdoor living spaces,
composting, xeriscape gardening, sculpture and worm composting. The gardens complement
stately houses dating to the 1880s up to a contemporary residence constructed in 2011.
Attendees may tour all the gardens or choose those of interest based on descriptions and icons
listed in the program.
Ticket holders will be afforded a special treat of viewing the lush gardens of the storied
Highland’s Garden Café. Garden hosts will be available to talk about their projects, including
building raised beds, planting privacy screens, crafting a chandelier from Mason jars, installing
a tigerwood deck, devising an inexpensive soaker-hose timed water system and repurposing
found treasures as sculpture and containers. The tour is a wonderful opportunity to learn,
discover inspiration, marvel at the beauty of nature and explore popular northwest Denver
The tour lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, and is followed by an after party at the fun
23rd Avenue Sculpture Studio. The celebration is a perfect chance to meet fellow gardeners and
review the day while enjoying entertainment and food.
All proceeds benefit The Conflict Center, a 26-year-old local non-profit agency that promotes
and teaches non-violent conflict management. Children 12 and under are admitted free while
adult tickets are $15.
Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon St., which
also is the site of a silent auction. Beginning May 15, tickets will be sold by the following event
sponsors: Mouthfuls Pet Boutique, 4224 Tennyson St.; Rosalinda’s Mexican Café, 2005 W. 33 rd
Ave.; and Nature’s Gallery Home and Garden Store, 4901 Lowell Blvd. A gift or store coupon
accompanies advance purchases. Early purchasers will receive a list of the garden addresses
and then should start the tour at The Conflict Center on June 8 to pick up a program for details.
On-line advance sales also are available here.
In 2013 TCC launched our Youth INK, You THINK Arts program.
The Conflict Center received funds from the K. Norris Children’s Fund to start a project to engage youth leaders in art. The goal is to empower youth leaders to use multiple creative strategies for disseminating messages to build a positive peer culture and promote healthy intimate relationships.
Working in Collaboration with the Colorado Anti Violence Program, Casa Milagros Youth Solutions and Project PAVE. The Youth Adult partnership decided to implement a Screen Printing Project.
Youth will design images to be printed on posters , t-shits, etc. Youth messaging will be shared as peer-to-peer projects as well as presenting to younger students in middle schools.
Our big showcase and recruitment event will be help April 24th at Su Theatro.
We are thrilled to have support from The Adair Group www.theadairgroup.com Who generously donated T-shirts for the project.Read More
For the Conflict Center research and evaluation are very important to what we do. We often survey our staff, teachers, participants and the schools that we work alongside. We would like to extend a thank you to QuestionPro for offering us their free non-profit account to conduct our Online Surveys. Their services allow us to do research on a non-profit budget. You can find out more about QuestionPro here: “http://www.questionpro.com/