On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach for Denver Botanic Gardens will present a free program and slideshow on Saco DeBoer and Walter Pesman, the landscape architects who shaped most of Denver’s parks, parkways, and schools. DeBoer created the De Boer Canyon and Waterway and the Lily Ponds in City Park. Come learn about these towering figures who brought gardening as we practice it today in Colorado.

“Saco DeBoer & the Visionaries Who Shaped Our Western Gardening Philosophy,”

by Panayoti Keladais

Feb. 4, 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church (free parking behind the church off 18th Avenue)

Program sponsored by City Park Friends and Neighbors.

The program launches an art installation, “Color Field at the Lily Ponds” in City Park in May. Color Field is sponsored by City Park Friends and Neighbors and is supported by Denver Arts and Venues, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, Denver Dept. of Parks and Recreation and the City Park Alliance.

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