A plot of land given to Denver Urban Gardens for $1 to house a community garden will be sold to duplex developers for $1.2 million

Posted on

Alan Olds is more accustomed to nurturing things than fighting them. As a former garden leader and member at El Oasis Community Garden for the last five years, he has helped dozens of Lower Highland residents find and cultivate plots at the roughly 22,000-square-foot green space at 1847 W. 35th Ave.

That changed when he got a surprise call from Violeta Garcia, then-executive director of Denver Urban Gardens, earlier this month.

“She informed us that most of the garden was being sold, and she expressed her regret that it was necessary,” said Olds, who resigned as a garden leader last week after meeting with Garcia in person. “She also had some explanation of DUG’s financial situation — and why the board of directors felt that selling it was essential for their survival.”

Many El Oasis gardeners were shocked by the announcement, which amounted to 30 days’ notice to vacate El

Read More


Olive Garden’s parent Darden accused of discrimination over tipping policies

Posted on

Olive Garden’s parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc., has been accused of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with its tipping policies, according to recent reports.

On Tuesday, nonprofit group One Fair Wage filed a federal complaint against Darden, saying that since its tipped workers are paid less than minimum wage, they are subject to sexual harassment, bias and ultimately pay discrimination, The Washington Post reported.

Darden — one of the largest restaurant companies in the country — told FOX Business in a statement that the “allegations are baseless.”

“Darden is a values-based company built on a culture of integrity and fairness, respect and caring, and a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion,” the statement said.


Though One Fair Wage filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Read More


Ladew Topiary Gardens’ 2020 Garden Glow Going Virtual

Posted on

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

2020 Garden Glow will go live at www.ladewgardens.com,Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. Adding to the excitement, the festive virtual display will have fun educational content for children including creatures of the night and a look at Irvine Nature Center’s in-house owl.

The community is invited to carve jack-o’-lanterns for the showcase – using their own pumpkins or they can arrange to pick up a complimentary pumpkin from Ladew. Klein’s ShopRite has donated 300 pumpkins, which are available to registered participants at no coston a first come first serve basis. Those interested

Read More


PMC garden department against re-opening public gardens as residents question decision

Posted on

© Provided by Hindustan Times

Despite a growing demand to re-open the public gardens across the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is firm on keeping it shut as a preventive measure in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

PMC garden department head Ashok Ghorpade said, “Mainly senior citizens and children visit gardens. Both are vulnerable age groups in the current Covid-19 situation. Two months ago, the PMC opened 13 gardens for exercise, but the experience was bad. Considering the present situation, it is not possible to open public gardens.”

According to Ghorpade, the state government’s government resolution (GR) is very clear and it has banned the opening of the public gardens.

“No other municipal corporation in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, has opened public gardens yet,” Ghorpade said.

“If gardens reopen, it could become hotspots as people will begin using the benches, play with toys and also use the exercise equipment in

Read More


11 Beautiful New York Gardens You Must See

Posted on

There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a day where you’re completely surrounded by tranquil, lush greenery and magnificent floral structures. Soon, all across our state, there will be endless amounts of beautiful flowers blooming and gorgeous green grass growing. To get us in the Spring spirit we’ve put together a list of the 11 most beautiful gardens in New York you’ll ever see. Let’s take a look!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Read More


List of botanical gardens and arboretums in Washington (state)

Posted on

 State of Washington
Olympia (capital)
  • Cities
  • Towns
  • Census-designated places
  • Federal lands
    • Indian reservations
  • History
  • Geography
  • Earthquakes
  • People
  • Music
  • Parks
  • Highways
  • Symbols
  • Tourist attractions
  • Cannabis
  • Culture
  • Crime
  • Demographics
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Politics
Politics Regions
Read More


Government Botanical Gardens, Ooty – Wikipedia

Posted on

Botanical Garden in Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Botanical Garden, Ooty, India
Ooty Botanical Gardens 2.jpg
Ooty botanical garden.jpg
Botanical Garden View in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

The Government Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore(Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India laid out in 1848.[3] The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak.[4] The garden has a terraced layout. It is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.[5]

It ascends the slopes of the hill at an elevation of 2250–2500 metres above Mean Sea Level.[2] The garden enjoys a temperate climate, with an average rainfall of 140 cm, the most of which is received during south-west monsoon, with frosty nights from November to February. The maximum and minimum temperatures are 28 °C and 0 °C respectively.[6]


The Government Botanical Garden, Udhagamandalm was established in 1848.

Read More


Square-Foot Gardens, Raised Beds, and More

Posted on


Journal your garden’s progress with notes and photos, and setup reminders for essential tasks

Planning Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation Warnings

The Garden Planner warns you where to avoid placing vegetables and herbs based on your previous years’ plans

Vegetable garden planting calendar

Planting Reminders by Email

Twice a month the Garden Planner sends email reminders of what needs planting from your garden plans

Layout your garden plan with structures

Garden Objects

Almost 200 objects to add to your plan, from raised beds, fencing, paths and drip irrigation to growing season extenders such as greenhouses, row covers, tunnels and cold frames (PC/Mac Planner only)

Plan which vegetable varieties to grow

Varieties from Popular Seed Suppliers

Choose from thousands of varieties from many of the most popular seed suppliers around the world or add your own

Which plants to grow where in your garden

Avoid Wasted Space

Easily see how many crops can fit into an area without overcrowding, plus view which plants can be sown each month so when one crop is

Read More


Most Beautiful Public Gardens in Los Angeles

Posted on

In addition to beautiful park spaces, Los Angeles is home to some amazing gardens. You can stroll traditional botanic gardens, California native plant gardens, and tranquil Japanese Gardens. Some gardens are in historic settings and one even is co-located with the popular Los Angeles Zoo.

of 16

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

Robert Landau/Getty Images

The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library feature 120 landscaped acres with thirteen themed gardens and a conservatory on the former San Marino Ranch just outside Pasadena. The gardens include rare and exotic plants from around the world as well as California natives.

You can easily spend all day in the gardens, but the extensive art collection and illustrated manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible, at the Huntington Library are also worth seeing. Garden walking tours are available.

of 16

Descanso Gardens

Mitch Diamond/Getty Images

Descanso Gardens contains 150 acres of gardens, woodland, and

Read More


Aiken House & Gardens

Posted on


                                                I hope you had a lovely Easter.

                                                We enjoyed ours even though it
                                                was quiet with just the two of us.

                                                 Since Easter we have put in lots
                                                of hours in the garden……raking
                                                pruning etc. It does feel so good
                                                to be out there. There are lots of
                                                birds singing in the garden and
                                                they are busy building their nests.

                                                    Today, was a cooler day so I
                                                 decided it was time for a little
                                                 change in the house after I did
                                                 some cleaning.


                                                    So, the chaise came back down to
                                                    the bay window where you can enjoy
                                                    relaxing with a cup of tea while
                                                    enjoying the view of the garden as
                                                    it brings forth  it’s beauty.

                                                         I covered the chaise with a little
                                                         toile quilt that my daughter gave me
                                                         and a pretty quilted sham that goes
                                                         well with it. It is easy to change it
                                                         up whenever I like

Read More

1 2 3