The Cultural Landscape Foundation Presents the Garden Dialogue Series

Tour the Elizabeth Street Garden in Denver and discover a naturally stunning urban oasis
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Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

Plan to attend the 2023 Garden Dialogue tour on July 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) and Design Workshop, this tour will take participants to the former grounds of Denver’s first Polo Club, now an exclusive three-acre residential neighborhood that blends Modernist forms with the beauty of nature and design. 

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Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

The Garden Dialogue series offers access to exceptional landscapes from coast-to-coast featuring projects designed by some of today’s most talented landscape architects. Each tour is limited to 30 guests to ensure an intimate group experience and an opportunity to learn the secrets of creating a great garden. Design Workshop Principal, Mike Albert, will lead attendees on this immersive tour through a series of natural spaces showcasing the splendor of outdoor environments that thrive in Colorado’s arid, high-altitude climate. 

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Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

Located at the site of Denver’s first Polo Club, this tour includes a portion of the 160-acre land parcel established in 1921 as the home of the Denver Freebooters polo team. When the club closed in 1936, much of the land was sold. In 1946, the Polo Club Homeowners Association was established, and work began to transform three subdivided areas into the residential area that exists today.

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Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

Long known as one of Denver’s premier neighborhoods, the Polo Club landscape is inspired by the nearby Denver Botanic Gardens and highlights the natural beauty of the Western region. Tallgrass meadows, colorful wildflowers, and picturesque rock outcroppings mingle near a Japanese garden, coniferous forests, dry stream courses, and open water vistas capturing Colorado’s breathtaking beauty in the heart of the city.

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Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

TCLF works to connect people to places by partnering with local companies to educate and engage the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. The Foundation and their partners hosts tour events across the country that shine a spotlight on our nation’s rich and diverse landscape heritage. 

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Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

Design Workshop is an international design studio dedicated to tackling challenges beyond a project site and its mapped boundaries to create places of timeless beauty and meaningful connections. It’s partnership with TCLF helps create and preserve the synergy between environment, community, art, and economics. 

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, please visit the Garden Dialogues 2023 website.

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