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                    NOVEMBER 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.

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EVENTS            
  Please note:  Events are subject to change.  Please call or check event website in advance to verify information. 
   
Ongoing to Nov. 2 Exhibit: H2O=Life: Wet, Wild & Wonderful
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center in Vail; Time: 10 am - 5 pm; Fee: $5 donation appreciated; 970-476-0103.
   
Nov. 3 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Dia de los Muertos  and 5 - 10 p.m. - Night at the Museums; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 3 - 4 Holiday Open House
Lafayette Florist and Greenhouses in Lafayette; Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Cousin's Kitchen food truck, complimentary coffee and cider, activity centers, and more; 303-665-0771
   
Nov. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 11 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Nov. 15 Party with a Purpose: Girlfriends Night Out
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 8 p.m.; Enjoy music, door prizes, food/wine sampling, special vendors, and more.  Fee: Tickets are $20 includes 2 drinks (wine or beer), with proceeds going to Ralston House. See website for details.  Call 303-424-7979 to purchase tickets, which should be purchased in advance.
   
Nov. 15 - 17 Winter Gift Market/Free Days
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: Nov. 15 - 4 - 8 pm, Nov. 16 & 17 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 17 Holiday Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Music, treats, Santa and holiday specials; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984
   
Nov. 23, 24, 30;
Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-24, 26-31
A Hudson Christmas 
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 5 - 9 pm; Enjoy holiday lights, visits with Santa, refreshments, and more; See website for ticket information and details or call 303-797-8565.
   
Nov. 23 - Jan. 1 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
   
Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 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: See www.botanicgardens.org for details and ticket prices; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 23 - 25 Holiday Open House
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 am - 5 pm; Live music, refreshments, locally made gifts; 303-939-9403
   
Nov. 23 - Dec. 24 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
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
   
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.
   
Nov. 3 "Preserving the Harvest" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 3 "Steppe Plants for a Steppe Climate" by Michael Guidi and Bryan Fischer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 10 "Introduction to Soap Making" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 10 "Happy Houseplants: Care, Culture & Choices" by Alison O'Connor
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 12 "Fairy Garden Magic" by Heidi
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase a container; This class is for children and adults; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 13 "Thanksgiving Floral Arranging" by Mandy
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 2 pm.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase a container for this hands-on class; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 17 "Getting Started with Herbs" by Trevor
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 17 "Succulent Pinecone & Mini-Pumpkin Centerpieces" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: Offered twice: 10 am - Noon and  1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 24 "Wreath Making Workshops"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 am, repeated at 2 pm; Materials fee: $25; Please bring pruners. Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Nov. 24 "Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 pm and repeated at 4 pm; Free; Call 303-424-7979
   
Nov. 25 "Wreath Making Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 pm; Materials fee: $25; Please bring pruners. Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Nov. 25 "Holiday Wreath Class" by Becca
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase decorations for the wreath; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
DECEMBER  
Dec. 1 - Jan. 1 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. 1 "Wreath Making Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 am; Materials fee: $25; Please bring pruners. Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 1 "Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 pm and repeated at 4 pm; Free; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 1 "Create a Christmas Wreath" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm and repeated at 1 - 3 pm.; Fee: $30, includes materials; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Dec. 1 & 2 "Porch Pot Workshops"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 pm on Saturday, repeated at 2 pm on Sunday; Materials fee: $30 includes fiber pot, boughs and potting mix; Additional accessories will be available for purchase. Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Dec. 9 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Dec. 9 "Holiday/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; Create a holiday or classic garden; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Dec. 12 "Floral Design with Evergreens and Berries" by Heather
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 1 pm.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase a container; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   

 





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