The Crestmoor Park Garden Club began in 1950 with six charter members. The Club grew quickly and by the end of the year there were 45 members.
In 1951, the Club became a member of The Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs and participated in flower shows across the state. In 1955, the club served as advisors on the landscaping for both the new Crestmoor Community Association Swim Club and the islands throughout the neighborhood.
The Club is the oldest in the Crestmoor neighborhood and many of the club's scrapbooks, minutes, president notes and member booklets are stored in the archives at the Denver Public Library in the Western History department.
In 2000, the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at the Denver Country Club, honoring charter member Lavern Swalm. 2025 will be the club’s 75th anniversary!
The Crestmoor Park Garden Club exists to encourage the study of horticulture and floral design, to promote the beautification of Crestmoor Park, to cooperate with and support state and local organizations interested in protecting and conserving our natural resources and to build a strong community through meetings and social events.
Meetings and Membership
There are eight meetings and two social events each year. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month and consist of a business meeting followed by a program presentation. Social events include a garden party in August or September and a holiday tea in December. Meetings are not scheduled for January and July. All meeetings and social gatherings are hosted by members.
The Club has capacity for 50 active members. Annual membership dues are $50. If you are a resident of Crestmoor Park, first or second filing, and are interested in joining the Club, please contact us.
The Crestmoor Park Garden Club has supported many community organizations over the years. Some of these organizations include the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Bluff Lake Nature Center, the Sandcreek Regional Greenway, the Nature Conservancy, Growhaus, and Carson Elementary School. The Club has also supported the Park People to restore some of Denver's more notable landmarks, like the Four Mile House and more recently the sundial at Cramner Park.
This video describes the history of the Club and was created for the Club's 65th anniversary luncheon: