Summit County Weed Management
Summit County Government supports a weed management program. Their web page ‘Summit County Weeds’ is terrific. It provides lots of information about weeds and good pictures.

Colorado State University Extension Summit County
Once a wonderful resource for our community, now the Extension provides little support to gardeners, and the Colorado Master Gardener program is no longer offered. However, a few services are provided such as the ‘Seedling Tree Program’, a 4H group, and a Gardening Information Phone Line, 970-668-4141.

High Country Conservation Center
518 E. Main Street
This organization focuses on ‘green living’ and conservation. Their website provides a particularly useful section on composting. Educational programs on how to compost are offered from time to time, mainly at their office. They’re open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. However, call before visiting, to check that there is someone there!

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Fax 720-865-3713
Info Desk 720-865-3585
The Botanic Gardens offer many courses during the year. At their Web Site, click on “Scan our calendar” to see the classes offered each month.

Rocky Mountain Nature Association
PO Box 3100
Estes Park, CO 80517

Colorado Native Plant Society
PO Box 200
Fort Collins, CO 80522

US Forest Service
Dillon Ranger Office
Blue River Parkway
Books for sale and plant samples to view

Plantalk Colorado
A web site providing information on a variety of horticultural topics , sponsored by CSU Cooperative Extension Service, Denver Botanic Gardens and GREENCO – Green Industries of Colorado.

Summit County 4-H Program for Children

For information about the Program, please contact the Manager, Kathie Kralik.
4-H Office: 970-668-4142.
Summit County 4-H Program

A garden club is run with the help of Phyllis Raynor, whose patience is much to be admired. The 4-H vegetables in Silvana's Community Garden are a huge success. See the raised gardens in the vegetable section of "Gardening in Summit County".

Following is a site recommended for children by who has been using our site. Thanks for the info, Sarah!

"Flowers, Plants, and Gardening: For Kids!" -


We try to educate our members and the community about gardening in Summit County and provide a social setting for informational exchanges to share the beauty of gardening with others.

There's lots going on in our Club and room for many to be involved. It's surprising how much we accomplish in our short Summit summer