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                               JULY 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.

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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 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
   
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 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 17 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
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.
   
July 1 Native Plant Garden Tour
Location: 5 gardens in the Boulder area
Time: 8 am - 12 pm
Tickets: $20 member, $30 non-member; See website.
Information and Tickets: https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar
Presented by the Colorado Native Plant Society in partnership with Audubon Rockies and Boulder Audubon Society
   
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: 9 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $15; ages 12 and under free
Information: See www.fcgov.com/gardens
Benefits: Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners
   
July 29 & 30 Rob Proctor's Garden Tour
Location: 3030 W 46th Ave., Denver
Time: 7 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $10 donation suggested payable at the garden on day of event, $8 if purchased in advance at Tagawa Gardens
Information: Rob.TagawaGardens.com
Benefits: Dumb Friends League
   
Aug. 26 Hudson Gardens Rose Garden Tour by Denver Rose Society Members
Location: Hudson Gardens in Littleton
Time: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $10 Members, $12 Non-members
Information: 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
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 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 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 "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 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
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
AUGUST  
Aug. 1 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
   
Aug. 5 "Foraging Rocky Mountain Mushrooms: Regional Mushroom ID" 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. 5 Water Garden Society Water Blossom Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 6 "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. 8 & 22 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
   
Aug. 13 "Make Your own Hyper-Tufa Trough" by Tamara Winter
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m. (Meet at 9:45 am and follow Tamara to her nearby studio); Fee $40 - includes materials for the trough you will make; Bring particle mask, rubber gloves, bandana; Forms provided or you may bring one.  Dress to get dirty. Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Aug. 20 Mushroom Fair
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 20 "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.
   
Aug. 21 "Workshop: Seed Collecting"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:11 am - 12 pm; Free; Registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Aug. 27 "Low Tech Greenhouse Design and 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 at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 





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