As kids finish the school year and the days get longer, we’re all ready to kick off another beautiful Colorado summer. Make time this summer to check out the historic Hillside Gardens in Southcentral Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs locals may still remember Hillside Gardens as Hillside Gardens and Nursery, which was purchased by the current owner in early 2000’s. But in 2012, he decided to convert it to a unique, local venue and event center and leave the headaches of running a nursery. And those who love live music are pretty happy he made this decision. Now, on Wednesday nights during the summer, the lush gardens are filled with live bands and hundreds of visitors enjoying the beauty of mountains views and Colorado sunsets. A simple $7 admission gets you in to enjoy the music and walk the gardens, which will also buy your first drink at one of the 3 bars. Food carts are present as well, including some amazing german brats (Savvy Daddy Dogs), cajun food (Lil’ Tin Can), and real gourmet meat pies (Mountain Pie CO). Plus, the gardens are peppered with a variety collectible art pieces, sculptures, antique household appliances, old cars, and even a pond filled with recycled bowling balls. It’s a perfect evening for a date, a family outing, or an artist looking for inspiration.
You can also book this unique venue for your special event. Whether you’re hosting a graduation party, a storybook wedding, celebration of life, or any other special occasion, the facilities are flexible and memorable. From the outdoor pavilion (perfect for live music and dancing) to the private courtyards and sitting areas, you’ll find plenty of options with photo opportunities around every turn of the garden path.
Come check it out!.
Groove in the Gardens Summer Concert Series
Hillside Gardens and Event Center
1006 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903