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Never a dull moment at Tagawa Gardens!

Where oh where did 2015 go?  Well, if you were at Tagawa’s last year, it was a busy time, indeed!  In all, we offered nearly 200 classes and events…. most of them free!  Just look back at all the fun and festivities that filled our 2015 calendar from start to finish.


One of our favorite events of the year falls every February. “My Furry Valentine” brings together dozens of pet-loving vendors ready to help you pamper your two- or four-legged best friend.  Watch for this year’s “My Furry Valentine” on, when else, February 14th.  Feel free to bring your own favorite furry valentine along to join in the fun.


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And close on the heels of our Valentine’s Day event, another celebration of the animal world:  our Bird and Nature Festival. Hawk Quest joins us every year.  This amazing raptor rescue group features birds of prey that cannot be released into the wild. It’s educational and amazing….   a show not to be missed!



April at Tagawa Gardens means Wine and Roses, of course.  It’s the first time the thousands of roses lovingly nurtured by Tagawa’s go on sale.  Many of our guests visit our rose department well before the Night of Wine and Roses, and pick out exactly the varieties they want to add to their garden.  Flowers in full bloom, complimentary wine from Balistreri Vineyards…

It’s a date night just waiting to happen!ROSE, YELLOW







No single event at Tagawa’s generates more enthusiasm than our Mother’s Day Open House in May. Thousands of specially-selected buy one, get one free hanging baskets are a terrific way to kick off he spring gardening season.  TAGAWA, MOTHERS DAY SALE

We offer baskets for sun…. baskets for shade…  All kinds of hanging baskets that have been growing and thriving in our greenhouses for weeks.  They’re full and lush and ready to provide instant color!


Every July at Tagawa’s we celebrate one of the best perennials you can grow:  lavenderLAVENDER, LU'S GARDEN. Our Lavender Fields Forever classes will show you how to grow lavender…. cook with lavender…. craft with lavender. It’s a must in every garden!

Tomatoes and green chilies…. we celebrate this late summer harvest with two ofchile_tomato_colorado_proud the most popular garden crops.  a tomato-judging contest and chile cooking classes.  Great fun!






“Ga Ga for Garlic” is what we call our fall focus on this wonderful plant.  Early October is the time to plant gourmet garlic. Everyone who loves garlic should know that garlic loves Colorado.  Full son and well-drained soil, and you’re good to go!  Every garden should have some!


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Our annual Pumpkin Festival is one of the biggest events at Tagawa Gardens.  Pumpkin decorating, costumes, life-like puppets and face painting…. the list of family-friendly activities just goes on and on.PUMPKIN FEST HAY WAGON

Tagawa’s Pumpkin Festival runs for three weekends, but is never quite the same from one weekend to the next.  Something for everyone!



Holiday festivities every weekend begin at Tagawa Gardens right after Thanksgiving.  Santa Claus makes regular visits…. music fills the air. With hundreds of Christmas trees and thousand of poinsettias filling the garden center, you can’t help but be in a holiday mood!santa close up w choir copy


Throughout the coming year, we’ll again be bringing you special events, family-oriented fun and more classes than you can count.  And that’s why we say Tagawa’s is your garden store, and so much more!


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Luan Akin
Luan Akin
Tagawa Gardens Outreach Ambassador

After 30 years as a news reporter for KCNC TV in Denver, Luan Akin was ready for a change. In 2008, she came to Tagawa Gardens and offered to create a brand new position: Garden Outreach Ambassador.

Luan had trained and volunteered as a Douglas County Master Gardener for ten years. In addition to her duties as a news reporter, working primarily out of the Channel 4 News helicopter, Luan also produced and presented a long-running series of stories called “Gardening Together.”

All these years later, Luan now works year ‘round, presenting a variety of gardening and nature-related topics to hundreds of children, HOA’s, gardening clubs, church groups, small businesses and other organizations.

She is an avid gardener, a beekeeper and a proud mom to four dogs who have trained her well.


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