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                         JUNE 2017                
 
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 June 30 Exhibit: Pollinators - Keeping Company with Flowers
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Fee: $5; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing to Sept. 24 Exhibition: Calder Monumental - Sculptures by Alexander Calder
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: Garden hours; Enjoy the artist's sculptures displayed throughout the gardens; 720-865-3501
   
June 4 Mountain and Plains Iris Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 5 Plant Sale
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 11:30 am - 2 pm; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;  Note: Butterflies at Chatfield will be open for a fee. 720.865.4346
   
June 14 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 18 Denver Rose Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 1- 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
June 4 Boulder Home and Garden Fair
Location: 29th Street Retail District in Boulder
Rain Date: June 11
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: Free
Information: www.homeandgardenmag.com
   
GARDEN TOURS      
Ongoing to Labor Day Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
     Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours last about 45  minutes. Fee: $5 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 3 Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour
Location: 8 gardens in Mapleton Hill Historic District
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 purchased before June 3, $20 day of event; See website for ticket information.
Information: www.whittiergardentour.com

Benefits: Whittier International School
   
June 3 Xeriscape Garden Tour of Pueblo
Location: Gardens in Pueblo
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Information and Map: Available online at https://pueblo.extension.colostate.edu
   
June 4 Xeriscape Garden Tour of Pueblo West
Location: Gardens in Pueblo West
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Information and Map: Available online at https://pueblo.extension.colostate.edu
   
June 9 & 10 Longmont Symphony Festival of Flowers Garden Tour
Location: 5 gardens in Longmont
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets: $12 See website for ticket locations.
Information: www.longmontsymphony.org  Click on Guild.
Benefits: Longmont Symphony Guild
   
June 10 Enchanted Gardens of Northwest Denver Garden Tour
Location: Public and private gardens in NW Denver
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Information and tickets: $15 before May 15, $20 after May 15; See www.conflictcenter.org
Benefits: The Conflict Center's programs and classes that promote peaceful management of conflict.
   
June 10 Native Plant Garden Tour - Denver Area
Location: 8 gardens in the Denver area including Marcia Tatroe's and Bob Nold's
Time: 8 am - 4 pm
Information and Tickets: $35 non-members, See https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar
Benefits: Colorado Native Plant Society
   
June 10 Old Town Lafayette Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Old Town Lafayette
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of event; available at Lafayette Florist
Information: www.oldtownlafayette.com
Benefits: Old Town Lafayette neighborhood improvements
   
June 17 Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show
Location: gardens in east downtown Loveland
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 day of event; ages 12 and under free; Available online and at Loveland Youth Gardeners.
Information: www.LovelandYouthGardeners.org, 970-669-7182
Benefits: Loveland Youth Gardeners programs
Notes: Features the sale of art for the garden, including a silent auction of up-cycled vintage windows, all by local or regional artists.
   
June 17 Park Hill Garden Walk
Location: gardens in the Park Hill neighborhood, Denver
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: Available online, at local sites and on day of event; Prices vary; See website for details.
Information: www.parkhillgardenwalk.org
   
June 17 Water-Wise Garden Tour
Location: Gardens in Denver - a self-guided tour
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $10 through Denver Botanic Gardens, either online, in person, or call 720-865-3580
Information: www.botanicgardens.org
   
June 23 Horticulture Home and Garden Tour: Habitat Heroes
Location: 3 gardens in the Denver Metro area. This is a guided tour. Transportation and lunch provided.
Time: 9 am - 1 pm or 1 - 5 pm
Tickets: $51, $46 members of Denver Botanic Gardens; either online, in person or call 720-865-3580 
Information: Denver Botanic Gardens
   
June 24 Junior League Terrace and Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Country Club Neighborhood in Fort Collins
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20; $35 VIP - includes food & beverage sample at each home); Available online - see website..
Information: www.jlfortcollins.org
Benefits: The Junior League of Fort Collins' education and charitable endeavors
   
June 24 Greeley Garden Tour
Location: gardens in the Greeley area
Tickets and Information: $15, See website for locations where tickets may be purchased;  www.GreeleyGardenTour.org
Benefits: Poudre Learning Center
   
June 24 Arvada Historical Society Garden Tour
Location: Gardens in Arvada
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $15 available online or cash only on day of event at the Arvada Center
Information: 303-421-2032
Benefits: Arvada Historical Society
   
June 24 & 25 FOX Open Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Colorado Springs
Time: 9 am - 3 pm both days
Tickets: $20, under age12 free; Available online or at businesses listed on website.
Information and Tickets: www.extensionfriends.org

Benefits: CSU Extension programs in El Paso County
   
June 25 Rose Garden Tour by Denver Rose Society Members
Location: Hudson Gardens in Littleton
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $10 Members, $12 Non-members
Information: 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
July 15 Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour
Location: Homes/Gardens in Steamboat Springs area
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $40 ($45 after July 1st), VIP Bus $75 (includes lunch) Purchase online at www.tickets.stringsmusicfestival.com
Information: www.stringsmusicfestival.com
Benefits: Strings Music Festival
   
July 22 Summit County Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Frisco, Silverthorne and Keystone
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 a scholarship for a Summit High School senior who will be studying plant related science and provides grants for county & town public gardens.
   
July 22 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: 6 homesteads - 3 in Ft. Collins & 3 in Loveland
Time:
Tickets: $15; ages 12 and under free
Information: See www.fcgov.com/gardens
Benefits: Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners
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.
   
June 3 "Beneficial Insects" by Carol O'Meara
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 3 "Growing Antique Roses for Beauty, Fragrance & Reliability" by Linda Taylor
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 4 "Berries and Small Fruits for Colorado" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 4 "Habitat Hero Wildscaping 101" by Daria Leverne and Laura Somers
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 5 "Workshop: Vegetables, Troughs and Plant Sale"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 11 am - 12 pm; Free; Seed planting workshop, trough-building demonstration and sale, vegetable starts sale from 11:30 - 2:00; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 8 "What's Wrong with My Tomato Plant?" by Carol O'Meara
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 5 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 11 "Living with Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetles"" 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
   
June 13 & 27 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 the master gardeners who plan & maintain the vegetable garden at Hudson Gardens. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 15 Bonfils-Stanton Series: "Water Flow: Under the Colorado River" by Kathleen Velo
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 6:30 - 8 pm; Fee $20, $15 member; Register online at www.botanicgardens.org or call 720.865.3580.
   
June 17 "Colorado Native Bees" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 18 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and repeated at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; 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.
   
June 19 "Building a Pollinator Garden"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 9 am - 12 pm; Free; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 20 "Intimate Evening: Effects of Climate Change on Wildflowers and Animals" by David Inouye
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 5:30 - 5:45 pm refreshments, 6:15 - 7 pm speaker; Fee: $5; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 21 "Seed to Face: Gardening for Healthy Skin" by Herbal Heart Apothecary
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 6 - 8 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
June 22 "Pollinator Habitat Hero" by Jamie Weiss
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 9 am - 3 pm; Fee: $10; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 24 "Honey Bee Meet and Greet" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 25 "Managing Garden Pests without Poisons" 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
   
June 28 "Pesto Quintet - Preserving Your Garden Herbs Five Ways" by Chef Margaret Gilfoyle
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 6 - 8 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JULY  
July 1 - 2 "John Fielder Photography Workshop: A Benefit for Betty Ford Alpine Gardens"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; For detailed information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
July 7 - 9 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 7 - 16 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 9 "Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range" by Sarah Garrett
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
July 10 "Garden Maintenance"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:11 am - 12 pm; Free; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
July 11 & 25 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 the master gardeners who plan & maintain the vegetable garden at Hudson Gardens. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
July 12 "Building Backyard Greenhouses" by Tom & Alyssa San Filippo
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 6 - 8 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
July 15 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;  Note: Butterflies at Chatfield will be open for a fee. 720.865.4346
   
July 15 Lavender Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free; Vendors, demonstrations, farm tours, activities for adults and kids, classes (fee), See website for details; 720.865.4346
   
July 15 "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 16 "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 16 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and repeated at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; 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 17 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
July 23 "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
   
July 29 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   

 





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