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Posted on: April 8, 2021

City of Brighton to offer “Introduction to Basic Landscaping” classes

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Learn from the experts how to increase the chances for success when landscaping in Brighton through the City’s virtual Introduction to Basic Landscaping Classes at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 26 and Monday, May 3. Taught by the City’s Open Space and Forestry Department, learn which plants grow best in Brighton, proper soil and water requirements for xeriscaping (water-wise landscaping), and more. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A for the public to ask questions. Classes are free and will be conducted through Zoom (details below). 


Both classes are for the novice gardener who is fairly new to horticulture and/or new to Colorado. The Denver Front Range can be a challenging environment for many common plants to thrive compared to other areas of the country. These introductory classes can be used as a guide for residents when landscaping in Brighton. Please note - vegetable and fruit gardening will not be covered in this series. 


“With the growing season upon us, we want to be a resource for the community,” said Kyle Sylvester, City of Brighton Open Space Manager. “This is a great opportunity to help gardeners of all skill levels get a good foundation for planting success.”


Class: Right Plant, Right Place for Brighton

Date & time: Monday, April 26 from 5 - 6 p.m. 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81468050786

Telephone: 720-928-9299 or 877-853-5257 (toll-free) or 888-475-4499 (toll-free)

Webinar ID: 814 6805 0786

Description: This class will focus on the basic understanding one must have before they choose plants for their landscaping when it pertains to Brighton's environmental conditions. Various perennials, woody shrubs and trees will be covered in this presentation. As some commonly purchased plants may not be good selections for one reason or another, suitable substitutions will be provided. This presentation is for the novice gardener and will cover basic principles in horticulture. Since there is always something new to learn, experienced gardeners are encouraged to join as well.


Class: Basic Xeriscaping in Brighton

Date & time: Monday, May 3 from 5 - 6 p.m. 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82924978136

Telephone: 720-928-9299 or 877-853-5257 (toll-free) or 888-475-4499 (toll-free)

Webinar ID: 829 2497 8136

Description: This class will cover basic xeriscaping principles for Brighton residents. Instructors will go over what xeriscaping is, how it can be applied to an average Brighton home, and what plants and resources can be used when implementing a xeric garden. 


If you have questions, please contact Kyle Sylvester at ksylvester@brightonco.gov.

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