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                         MAY 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
   
May 4 Evening Garden Party
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5 - 7 p.m.; Free; Reservations required; Refreshments, specials; See website or call 970-226-4924
   
May 5 - 6 Meet the Rosarians
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 9 am - 5 p.m.; Rosarians from the Denver Rose Society will be available to answer questions and assist in rose selection; 303-424-7979
   
May 12 - 13 Spring Plant Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission to the plant sale and Gardens; 720-865-3544
   
May 13 - 14 Spring Plant Sale
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 - 5 p.m. on Sunday; This event supports horticulture programs at CSU, Front Range Community College, High Plains Environmental Center and The Gardens on Spring Creek; See website for details; 970-416-2486
   
May 18 Butterfly Launch
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 11:30 am - 2 pm; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 20 Bloomapalooza
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Indoor/outdoor events for the whole family; Standard admission fees; See Events page at www.butterflies.org for details.
   
May 26 - June 3 Plant Sale
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 27 Butterflies at Chatfield Farms Opens
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   

 

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      
May 29 - Ongoing 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 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:
Tickets:
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:
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:
Information: 303-421-2032
Benefits: Arvada Historical Society
   
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.
   
May 6 "Gardening for Insects - or Not!" by Whitney Cranshaw, CSU professor and entomologist
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $15 members, $18 non-members; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
May 6 "Introduction to Urban Homesteading" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $15 members, $18 non-members; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
May 13 "Combating Climate Change in Your Garden" by Elizabeth Black
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 15 "Perennial Dividing and Planting"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 11 am - 1 pm; Free; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 17 "All About Roses" by Denver Rose Society
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 6 - 8 pm; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
May 18 Bonfils-Stanton Series: "Restoring Nature's Relationships" by Doug Tallamy
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 6:30 - 8 pm; Fee $20, $15 member; Register online at www.botanicgardens.org or call 720.865.3580.
   
May 20 "Just Drip It!" by Dillon Hancock
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
May 20 "Tree Pruning Secrets Revealed!" by Dave Sexton
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $15 members, $18 non-members; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
May 20 "The Whole is Greater than the Parts: From Native Plants to Native Landscapes" by Alison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 21 "Natives in the Garden" 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
   
May 25 Bonfils-Stanton Series: "Rock Gardening - Reimagining a Classic Style" by Joseph Tychonievich
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 6:30 - 8 pm; Fee $20, $15 member; Register online at www.botanicgardens.org or call 720.865.3580.
   
May 27 "Native Bees for the Youngsters!" by Jessica Goldstrohm
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; You will build a leaf cutter bee house to take home; Fee $20 one parent and one child, $5 per additional child; 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.
JUNE  
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 4 Mountain and Plains Iris Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
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; 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 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 14 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
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 Denver Rose Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 1- 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
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 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 25 "Rose Garden Tour" Denver Rose Society Members
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Fee: $10 Members, $12 Non-members; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   

 





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