The Land


Growing Gardens is blessed by the generosity of the landowners, the Long Family.  The land is farmed by Long's Gardens which is a third generation, family owned and operated iris farm on North Broadway in Boulder, Colorado. Long's Gardens was founded in 1905 by J.D.Long.His granddaughter, Catherine Long Gates, and her husband Dennis Gates carry on the family business.  


They strongly support preserving agricultural land and agricultural education and lease the east 11 acres of their property to Growing Gardens. This is the last remaining piece of agriculturally zoned land in the City of Boulder and we are very grateful to be able to call it home for Growing Gardens.  Our largest Community Garden (the Hawthorn Garden) is located here, as well as our Cultiva Youth Project, the Children's Peace Garden, our Able Garden and our 400 sq feet greenhouse.

Catherine and Dennis Gates