Welcome to the Arvada Gardeners website!

Growing with the Community

A community garden is a shared space gardened by a group of people. In Arvada, Colorado, the Arvada Gardeners manage two community gardens - the main Arvada Community Gardens with 140 plots on City land and one smaller site - at the Well House called the Delva Community Garden - on private property.

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Delva Community Gardens

The annual Enchanted Garden will run from October 22nd to October 29th.  Open daily from 9 AM to 8 PM Admission is free!  Come and explore our garden.  It's all decked out for Halloween!!

Trick or Treat Trail Saturday, October 22nd from 1PM to 3PM.  Wear your costumes and bring a can of food to donate to the Arvada Food bank!

6501 W. 60th Ave. Arvada, Co.  80003 (corner of 60th and Marshall)

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 GIANT PUMPKINS TO HAUNT OLDE TOWN!

The Arvada Gardeners will be having a giant pumpkin contest in conjunction with the Festival of Scarecrows on Saturday, October 8th in the Olde Town Sqaure in Historic Olde Town Arvada.

Entries will be accepted from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM.  Prizes will be given to the 3 three largest pumpkins in the adult and kids (12 and under) divisions.

During the festival, which runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the arvada Gardeners will have free festive gifts for the kids and will be accepting donations for cornstalks, gourds, mini pumpkins and Indian corn, all grown in the Arvada Community Garden.

Also, there is no need to run to Broofield or Brighton or Boulder to pick a pumpkin!  The pumpkin patch at the Arvada Community Garden at 57th and Garrison has lots of good sized pumpkins and mini pumpkin to choose from. Stop by any day dawn to dusk when someone is there and the gate is open or unlocked.  Gardeners will provide you with a wheelbarrow and you and your family can go down to the patch, pick out your pumpkins, load them in the wheelbarrow and push them back to the entry.

For more information call:

  • Stan Sharman @ 847-287-2506
  • Bill Orchard @ 303-422-9468 

 

 

 

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The 21st Annual Arvada Gardeners Open House was held Saturday August 13th at the group's community garden at 57th and Garrison.

The attendees enjoyed dishes made from garden harvest including salads, zuchinni bread, main dishes, desserts and ethnic favorites; there were also ears of plot-to-pot corn-on-the-cob, grilled hot dogs, bags of fresh vegetable off the put-n-take table, tours of the culturally diverse gardens, freshly popped pop corn and at times just sitting and watching the squash grow!  The winner of the best garden plot was Sally Berriman Plot #47.  She received a Gold Spade to put in her plot for the rest of the season!                                           

Open House Photos 2016

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Thinking about becoming a member? Contact Jerrie Mathews at 303-431-3614. Watch this space for announcements. 

Garden Plots Available for 2017

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NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN IN ARVADA An exciting neighborhood food project has commenced in NW Arvada (Alkire & 83rd). The City of Arvada is working jointly with the community to enlarge Rose Roots Community Garden, Community Orchards, and Community Sustained Agriculture (Star Gardens). If you would like to join their mailing list to stay up-to-date on their progress please contact Kristin Muery, email: Kristin.Muery at Level3.com. 

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SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY   Our club participates in many activities within the community. From providing support for city-sponsored events to helping preserve the heritage of gardening in the area, our focus is to have fun while increasing our sense of community pride. The Arvada Harvest Festival and the Festival of Scarecrows are just two of our favorites. 

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SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK   We support the Arvada Community Food Bank and Jeffco Action Center by allocating dedicated garden plots to these organizations. In 2014 we donated 1913 pounds of fresh produce, our best year ever. In 2015 we will encourage all members and renters to plant a little extra to help reach this goal. An on-site refrigerator provides safe and convenient storage of produce between deliveries. 

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The DELVA COMMUNITY GARDEN located on the grounds of The Well House Assisted Living Home, 6501 W. 60th Ave., Arvada, Co., has really been a garden since 1954, when Ed Delva moved his family from North Denver to Arvada.  When Ed Delva died in 2008 the fate of the garden was uncertain. It was far too big for just a few gardeners to maintain.  The neighborhood was nervous about what would happen to the land.  Mr. Delva, as well as the garden, had been a fixture in the neighborhood and no one wanted to see the garden lost. The family contacted the Arvada Gardeners in 2010 with a proposal to the turn the garden into a community garden.  Delva Community Gardens has 20 plots available to rent each year.