Get Your Trowels and Clippers Ready….Its time to sign up for Lainie’s Cutting Garden.

Denver Botanic Gardens liaison Angie Andrade and I have designated Wednesday, May 24 as planting day (weather permitting) and we’d like to have a crowd on that day to kick off a new season in Lainie’s Cutting Garden. We will meet by 9 a.m. and plan to stay for two hours.  If you can stay longer, we may need you.

Please go to the Signup Genius page (coming soon!) and sign up for the planting day, as well as other dates throughout the season.  We plan on working every Wednesday morning through October 18, but Mother Nature holds all the cards for our season!

As a reminder:
-Working in Lainie’s Cutting Garden is an expectation of membership but it’s a joy to be in such a beautiful spot, fun to hang with friends, and interact with the admiring public who always want to chat.  And the DBG staff is so appreciative of the arrangements made from the bounty of the garden.
-Our shifts are from 9-11 a.m., but in the heat of the summer, you may come earlier.  I will try to be there by 8:30 a.m.  You can enter through the Pinon Gate to the north of the Visitor’s Center before the gardens open to the public.
-Upon entering DBG, go to the volunteer kiosk and sign in.  When you leave, be sure to swing by and sign out.
-Please wear your volunteer shirt and/or your volunteer badge to identify you.
-Please wear closed-toed shoes.
-Please bring tools for planting, weeding, pruning and deadheading.
-Don’t forget sun protection and water.

Lainie’s Cutting Garden is a special place that is enjoyed by all of DBG’s visitors and we can be justifiably proud of our efforts with the DBG staff to keep it a jewel in the center of the Gardens!  Hope to see you often.
– Story by Nancy Schotters