Located adjacent to the Community Center, the Ken-Caryl Community Garden (KCCG) has become more than just a garden…it is a gathering place; a way for all generations to learn the joys of growing things; a legacy for the future.
Host to 38 plots, the KCCG is an inspired place for our community to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. Two plots (and up to four) are permanently dedicated for use by the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Youth Programs. One plot is dedicated to Bradford Elementary School PTA Go Green Club. The other plots are available annually for lease to all residents of Jefferson County. Some plots are raised approximately 24″ to assist those with physical challenges.
Enclosed by an 8′ high decorative fence and complementary 2′ high rabbit fence, the garden discourages the entrance of our hungry and varied 4-legged friends. Community tools, hoses and supplies are kept in the locked shed on site. An L-shaped arbor with benches rest under two shady ponderosa pines offering a respite from the sun and a framed view to the hogbacks. Engraved bricks accent the gathering space and give members of the community a place to honor, recognize and remember loved ones and special occassions. Gardeners water their own plot by using the hose spigots located throughout the garden.
The garden is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and other times when gardeners are present. The garden gates are locked during closed hours.
Please drop by or plan a visit to the garden…and don’t leave without stopping at the community herb plot and helping yourself to a sprig of basil, oregano, mint and more!
Registration for 2013 plots began Feb. 1. For more details about the Community Garden, please visit the Ken-Caryl Community Garden website.