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                    AUGUST 2018                
 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 EVENTS     GARDEN TOURS      GARDEN & HOME SHOWS     CLASSES / LECTURES      LOOKING AHEAD

 Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.

Check back for additions.

   
EVENTS            
  Please note:  Events are subject to change.  Please call or check event website in advance to verify information. 
   
Ongoing to Sept. 23 Exhibit: Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 720-865-3501
   
Ongoing Butterflies at Chatfield
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $4 Adult, Child, Senior, Ages 2 and under free, plus $5 parking fee per vehicle; Discounts for members; 720.865.4346
   
Aug. 4 Colorado Water Garden Society Water Blossom Celebration
Denver Botanic Gardens,
- Monet Pond area; Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; See www.colowatergardensociety.org; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 7 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Aug. 12 Mushroom Fair
Denver Botanic Gardens,
- Gates Hall; Time: 11 am - 5 pm; See www.cmsweb.org; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 18 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Aug. 25 Taste of Tomato - Offered by Harlequin's Garden and Boulder County CSU Extension
Check website for location; Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Bring and taste tomatoes and have some fun. Discover the best tasting tomatoes; For more information see www.harlequinsgardens.com or call 303-939-9403.
   
Aug. 29 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
May 28 - Ongoing Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee: $10 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
CLASSES/LECTURES            
Please note:  Classes are subject to change.  Please call or check class website in advance to verify information.  Check back for additions.
 
NOTES:  Denver Botanic Gardens Center for Continuing Education offers numerous classes throughout the year.  You will find something for everyone -- adults, families, and kids.  For information on classes visit www.botanicgardens.org.
               Tagawa Gardens offers many classes for both adults and children.  Because the list is so extensive they are listed here only occasionally.  Please see www.tagawagardens.com.
 
Ongoing Read and Seed
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 -  10:45 a.m. or 11 - 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays;  A drop-in program for 2 - 4 year olds; Story time plus a hands-on activity; Parents are asked to participate; Fee: $3 per child; See http://fcgov.com/horticulture  for information on weekly topics; 970-416-2486.
   
Aug. 1 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 5 "Pruning for Strength, Health and Beauty" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Aug. 6 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 8 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 15 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 18 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 20 "Workshop: Pruning"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:10 am - 12 pm; Registration required - call 970-476-0103.
   
Aug. 20 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 25 "Vegetable Gardening - Just Grow for It!" by Debbie Moody, Colorado Master Gardener
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 non-members; See website to register online; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 25 "Gardening with Mushrooms - The Magic of Mycelium" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Aug. 26 "Low Tech Greenhouse Design & Operation" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
SEPTEMBER  
Sept. 5 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 9 "How to Mulch" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept. 10 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 12 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 15 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 15 "Foraging Rocky Mountain Mushrooms: Regional Mushroom ID" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept. 15 -16 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,;  720-865-3501
   
Sept. 16 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Sept. 16 "Pruning for Strength, Health and Beauty" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; (Repeat of Aug. 5th class); Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept. 19 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 21 & ongoing on various dates Corn Maze Opens at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: Times vary depending on date; See website.
Fee: $12 member/$14 non-member adult, $13 students, seniors (65+), military, $9 member/$11 non-member ages 3 - 12; Price includes a hay ride. Other activities available at an additional fee.  Mini-maze available for ages 10 and under; An After Dark Corn Maze and Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze are open on select dates. Food vendors will be on-site.
For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Sept. 22 "Growing Natives: Garden Tour" by Lucinda Greene and Valerie Seale
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 Non-members; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 24 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 28 & 29 Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   

 





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