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Talking gardening over a great cup of coffee

May 07, 2023

Are you a gardener new to the Estes Valley who would love to have a list of trees, shrubs and perennial plants that really do perform well at this altitude? Do you wish you had an opportunity to ask a horticulturist with over 40 years of professional experience some questions about gardening here? Do you really enjoy a hot cup of tea or fresh ground coffee in the morning? If you answered yes to any of the questions above do I have a deal for you!

Shannon McGlothen, owner of Raven's Roast Coffee Lounge, and Merle M. Moore, former Executive Director of Denver Botanic Gardens, are teaming up to make all that possible.

Stop by Raven's Roast Coffee Lounge Thursday morning, June 8, between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., to meet Mr. Moore and ask him your gardening questions. Residents of the Estes Valley may request an annotated plant list of Mr. Moore's recommended water-wise and fire-resistant landscape plants.

The list also indicates those plants that are suitable for full sun to shade, that are attractive to native pollinators and hummingbirds, and that are deer and rabbit tolerant.

For those who are interested Mr. Moore will do a plant walk through Mrs. Walsh's Native Plant Garden at 10:15 a.m. There you will have an opportunity to observe and ask questions about the Garden's "early bloomers," and other plants of interest. You may sign up for the plant walk anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. However, the walk will be limited to no more than 15 people.

Please email to rsvp: [email protected].

Previously located in the Old Church Shops, you will find the new location of Raven's Roast Coffee Lounge at 164 E. Elkhorn Ave. in Riverside Plaza, facing Confluence Park and the River Walk. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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