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                      DECEMBER 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 Dec. 24 on F, S & S Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Holiday lights, craft with Mrs. Claus, 1880's decorated, restored homestead, photos, hayride, vendors; Fee: Adults & Children - $20, Military and Seniors - $15, Children under 3 free; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; 720.865.4346
   
Ongoing to Dec. 24 on TH, F, S & S Holiday Gift Market
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 am - 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Gifts for gardeners and non-gardeners; 303-939-9403
   
Ongoing to Dec. 24 Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:00  - 9:00 p.m. nightly; Thousands of holiday lights adorn the trees and plants; refreshments available for purchase; Entertainment on selected evenings; Fee: Advance purchase at reduced rates, prices higher at the door; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; 720-865-3501
   
Dec. 1-3, 8-10,15-24, 26-31 A Hudson Christmas 
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 5 - 8 pm; Enjoy holiday lights, visits with Santa, refreshments, and more; See website for ticket information and details or call 303-797-8565.
   
Dec. 1 - Jan 7 Garden of Lights
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.; Fee: $5 suggested donation per adult, $2 per child, ages 2 and under free. Enjoy lights, shopping for gifts, entertainment and more. Weekend nights include additional features; See www.fcgov.com/gardens for details.
   
Dec. 2 - 3 Poinsettia and Champagne Open House
Lafayette Florist and Greenhouses in Lafayette; Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Champagne, hot cider & holiday breads; holiday decorating and gift giving ideas; ornaments, trees, wreaths, garlands, poinsettias and more; 303-665-0771
   
Dec. 2 - 3, 9 - 10, & 16 Holiday Extravaganza Weekend
Tagawa Garden Center in Centennial; Time: Varies; Santa, live entertainment, activities; Please see website for details; 303-690-4722
   
Dec. 9 & 16 Sensory Christmas
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.; Cocoa, cookies, crafts, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause; Free; 970-245-3288
   
Dec. 10 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See Events page at www.butterflies.org  for details.
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
Ongoing to April 13 Self Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Days: Monday - Saturday; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Free use of snowshoes and poles; Donations welcome; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing on Thursdays Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Day: Thursdays; Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm; Walks will be led by a guide from BFAG; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Fee: $5; Advance registration required; For information see website 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.
   
Dec. 2 "Create a Christmas Wreath" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30, includes materials; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Dec. 4 "Holiday Wreaths"
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, does not include materials; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Dec. 10 "Holiday/Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Holiday) and repeated at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Classic); 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.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JANUARY  
Jan. 2 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Jan. 15 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 





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