In 2013, Evergreen Park & Recreation District approved the creation of a community garden in Buchanan Park, in a very small plot that had been used for storage near the ball fields and Buchanan Recreation Center. The garden was completed with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado, as well as with the help of smaller grants from the Colorado Home and Garden Show and the Evergreen Rotary.
With this garden, Evergreen joins our neighbor communities such as Genesee, Idaho Springs, Kittredge, and 18,000+ other communities across the U.S., offering residents a place to grow that’s protected from wildlife and doesn’t violate HOA constraints on fencing or gardens….and is a beautiful space to grow, or just to stroll by and admire the handiwork of our neighbors and friends.
The garden is located just west of Bergen Parkway, approximately 1/4 mile north of the Buchanan Recreation Center.
The garden plots have been fully subscribed every year since the garden opened, and gardeners report a high degree of satisfaction with the garden. Based on an annual survey of the Buchanan Park Community gardeners, in addition to gaining new gardening skills, the gardeners report:
- an increased sensitivity to our fragile environment (94% survey respondents)
- increased involvement in our community (88% respondents)
- and more time spent outdoors (81%).
Plot sizes in this all-organic garden include smaller 5′ x 16′ beds, larger 10′ x 16′ beds, and 5′ x 16′ raised beds.
All plots are full for the upcoming growing season, but a wait list is maintained. Contact us to join the wait list for a plot.