An inviting bench among golden aspen leaves welcomes visitors to sit awhile and feel the serenity of the gardens.
Autumn arrives about the middle of September at 10,000 feet. Aspen leaves of gold, orange and even red float through the crisp, mountain air, carpeting the raised beds and gravel paths in brilliant color. Many species are still in full bloom and still others are in bud. The foliage of Geraniums, Bergenia and Cotoneaster turn various shades of red which contrast dramatically with the silvery leaves of Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum), and Rosy Pussytoes (Antennaria microphylla).