“Gardening with Native Plants to Benefit Pollinators and Songbirds”


Presented by David Salman
Saturday, April 2, 2022

Where: Carriage House at Glen Eyrie, 3820 N. 30th St. Colorado Springs

When Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm

HAS members:  $12 in person or live stream, payable through the Eventbrite link (deadline: March 31, 9:00pm)

Non-members: $25 in person or live stream, payable through the Eventbrite link (deadline: March 31, 9:00pm)

The HAS is excited to host David Salman at Glen Eyrie Conference Center to celebrate our 60th Anniversary! David will discuss how native plants are integral to a healthy urban/suburban ecosystem that supports pollinating insects, hummingbirds and songbirds. He will also talk about the basic design principles for planting as well as which native woody plants, perennials and ornamental grasses to plant in the Colorado Springs area.

David is a 1979 graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Horticultural Science. He is the founder of Santa Fe Greenhouses (1984-2012) and the High Country Gardens mail order catalog (1993-present). He is currently Chief Horticulturist of High Country Gardens online ornamental plant catalog and owner of Waterwise Gardening LLC, a small wholesale greenhouse and ornamental plant breeding business.

Through thirty-plus years of hands-on experience, David has acquired expertise in a wide range of horticultural endeavors including greenhouse production, perennial propagation, ornamental plant seed production, rock gardening, commercial tree farming, and xeric landscaping. 

David is a specialist, propagating and growing water-wise native and Old World plants and devoting much of his time to the breeding and improvement of water-wise, ornamental plants for the Great Plains and Intermountain West. He has been a leading spokesperson/advocate of xeriscaping (water-wise landscaping), use of native plants and planting to feed pollinators through habitat-focused gardening.

Important Event/Ticket Information—Please Note: If you prefer not to attend in person, there will be a livestream option on Eventbrite (same price as in-person tickets). After you purchase your ticket, we will send you the link on April 1st.

All tickets must be prepaid online, and you will need to show your tickets at the door. We have a limit of 100 in-person tickets and 100 online livestream tickets, so it is recommended that you purchase yours ASAP.

  • Individual HAS Memberships are limited to 1 member and 1 guest (non-member) ticket for purchase.
  • Family, Patron & Lifetime HAS Members are limited to 2 member and 1 guest (non-member) ticket.
  • Non-members may purchase single tickets to the event.

Tickets are non-refundable.

“Purchase your Tickets from Eventbrite Here”

Glen Eyrie will be offering water as a beverage. You can come early and purchase coffee or tea in their coffee shop located in the Carriage House (coffee shop opens at 9:00am).