»»  Mrs. Walsh's Garden

Generous donors from throughout Northern Colorado have supported Mrs. Walsh’s Garden, a small section of land along West Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park that would have been developed for commercial use if not for the time and attention paid to it.

The idea to develop Mrs. Walsh’s Garden sprung up in the mid-1990’s. The name of the garden comes from Winifred Erwin Walsh, who, along with her daughters Ellen and Julia and daughter-in-law Katherine, spent summers in Estes Park and were avid gardeners.

Mrs. Walsh’s Garden focuses on demonstrating the beauty of Estes Park and the unique plant life surrounding the area. The garden serves as a demonstration xeriscape garden, which means “water conservation through creative gardening”. Those who visit the garden will learn about the native plants in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, and as they stroll throughout the garden they will observe flora from all life zones, including the foothills and the alpine tundra. Plant life in the mountainous area is resilient and captivating, and Mrs. Walsh’s Garden adds value to the community by providing an area where the public can come and learn about the native plants and flowers.

Hours: The garden is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

The Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado will support the upkeep of the garden in perpetuity. Please click here to support this fund with an online donation.