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                    JULY 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
   
June 29 - July 1 Colorado Lavender Festival
Town of Palisade and nearby areas in western Colorado; See www.coloradolavender.org for opportunities that include a motor coach tour, a festival in Palisade, seminars, workshops and self-guided tours.
   
July 3 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
July 6 - 15 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Town of Crested Butte and nearby areas;  See https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com for information about gardening workshops, garden tours, hikes and other events/fees.
   
July 19 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
July 21 Lavender Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $7 non-members, $5 members, ages 13 and under free; Enjoy hundreds of blooming lavender plants, free demonstrations, live music, food, beverages and products sold by vendors.  See website for classes that will be offered. 720.865.4346
   

 

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.
   
July 14 Pockets of Paradise Kitchen and Garden Tour
Location: Homes/Gardens in Steamboat Springs area
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $40, VIP Bus $75 (includes lunch) Purchase online at www.tickets.stringsmusicfestival.com
Information: www.stringsmusicfestival.com
Benefits: Strings Music Festival
   
July 14 - 15 FOX Garden Tour: "Just Dig It! DIY Gardening"
Location: North Central Colorado Springs
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $20, children ages 12 & under free; See website for a list of locations where tickets may be purchased or to buy online.
Benefits: FOX (Friends of Extension) - provides assistance to CSU Extension Service in El Paso County
   
July 21 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: homesteads in Ft. Collins & Loveland
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Tickets: $20; ages 12 and under free
Information: See www.fcgov.com/gardens
Benefits: Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners
   
July 28 Summit County Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Breckenridge area
Time: Registration from 8:30 - 10:45 a.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, Peak One Blvd./ 83 Nancy's Place, Frisco.  The self guided tour is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 at the door (cash or check only), $10 if purchased online before day of tour (see website) **Note: You must exchange the ticket for a guidebook/map at registration prior to 10:45 a.m.; Includes a free continental breakfast.
Information and Tickets: Please see www.summitcountygardenclub.org for detailed information and directions.
Benefits: Funds scholarships for students studying plant-related science and provides grants for county & town public gardens.
   
July 28 & 29 Rob Proctor's Garden Tour
Location: 3030 West 46th Ave., Denver
Time: 7 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $10 at event, $8 for advance tickets at Tagawa Gardens
Information: rob.tagawagardens.com
Benefits: Dumb Friends League
   
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.
   
July 9 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
   
July 11 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
   
July 15 "Tips and Tricks of Xeriscape" 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
   
July 15 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $40 per spot, includes materials; For adults and a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
July 18 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
   
July 21 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
   
July 21 "Basic Landscape Design" by Elaine Walker
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
July 23 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
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
AUGUST  
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. 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. 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. 7 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
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. 12 Mushroom Fair
Denver Botanic Gardens,
- Gates Hall; Time: Garden hours; See www.cmsweb.org; 720-865-3501
   
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 $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. 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 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 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. 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
   
Aug. 29 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501

 





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