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                    SEPTEMBER 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.

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 Sept. 23 Exhibit: Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 720-865-3501
   
Ongoing to Sept. 3 Butterflies at Chatfield
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $4 Adult, Child, Senior, Ages 2 and under free, plus $5 parking fee per vehicle; Discounts for members; 720.865.4346
   
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.
   
Sept. 8 - 9 Colorado Dahlia Society's Dahlia Show
Paulino Gardens, 6300 N Broadway, Denver; Time: 9 am - 4 pm; Speak with Society members and view blooms and arrangements; For information see www.coloradodahlias.net.
   
Sept. 15 -16 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,;  720-865-3501
   
Sept. 16 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Sept. 21 & ongoing on various dates Corn Maze Opens at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: Times vary depending on date; See website.
Fee: $12 member/$14 non-member adult, $13 students, seniors (65+), military, $9 member/$11 non-member ages 3 - 12; Price includes a hay ride. Other activities available at an additional fee.  Mini-maze available for ages 10 and under; An After Dark Corn Maze and Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze are open on select dates. Food vendors will be on-site.
For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Sept. 28 & 29 Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
Sept. 7 - 9 Colorado Fall Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center in Denver
Time: 10 am - 8 pm on Fri. and Sat., 10 am - 5 pm on Sun.
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, Adults get $2 off with a donation of non-perishable food at the show. Discounted tickets available online.
Information and tickets: www.coloradogardenfoundation.org
Benefits: Horticultural-related grants and scholarships
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
Ongoing to Sept. 3 Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
Guided Tours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee: $10 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org 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.
   
Sept. 1 "Gardening in the Fall" by Karly Scheuerman
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 1 "Planting for Success" by Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 5 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 8 "Landscaping Your Colorado Garden" by Dan Lee, Black Forest Landscape Designs
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 8 "Planting Fall Bulbs" by Dan Lee
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 9 "How to Mulch" 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
   
Sept. 10 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 Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 12 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 12 "Plant a Succulent Garden" by Chris Doolittle
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 6 p.m.; Materials fee: $30; Registration required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 15 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 15 "Use the Garden to Boost Immunity"  by Evie Yang
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $60 - includes supplies and a syllabus; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 15 "Terrariums: Gardens in Glass" by Chris Doolittle
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; Materials fee: $30; Registration required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 15 "My Favorite Perennials" by Harriett McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 15 "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
   
Sept. 15 "Urban Homesteading for Beginners" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Sept. 16 "Pruning for Strength, Health and Beauty" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee: $15; (Repeat of Aug. 5th class); Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept. 16 "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; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Sept. 19 "Terrariums: Gardens in Glass" by Chris Doolittle
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 6 p.m.; Materials Fee: $30; Registration required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 19 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 22 "Growing Natives: Garden Tour" by Lucinda Greene and Valerie Seale
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 Non-members; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 22 "Plant a Succulent Garden" by Chris Doolittle
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; Materials fee: $30; Registration required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 22 "Harvesting and Preserving Herbs" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 24 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 Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 29 "Orchids: Exotic but Easy" by Shirlee McDaniels, Denver Orchid Society
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 29 "Wine Making for Gardeners" by Richard Bender, author of Wild Wine Making
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 29 "Backyard Composting" by Cassie Anderson
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Sept. 29 "Autumn Guided Forest Walk" by Maria Fenty
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 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.
OCTOBER  
Oct. 5 - 6 Ikebana International Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,;  720-865-3501
   
Oct. 6 "Pumpkin Carving with an Expert" by Barry Brown
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.; Materials fee: $40 includes a pumpkin, carving tools and pattern; Registration required; Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult; 303-424-7979
   
Oct. 6 "Photographing Fall Color" by Bob Dean
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 6 "Fall Care for Native Plants" by Ann Grant
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 12 - 14 Pumpkin Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; Fee: Includes admission to pumpkin patch, live music, food trucks and activities; The Corn Maze is an additional fee. For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 13 African Violet Show and Sale - hosted by Gloxinia, Gesneriad Growers
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Oct. 13 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Fall Jamboree
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; ; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com for details. 970-482-1984.
   
Oct. 13 "Habitat Hero Garden" by Diane Banta
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $10; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 13 "Putting the Garden to Bed" by Andrea Vanderbilt
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 17 -18, 23 - 25 Glow at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Displays, music, hands-on crafts, activities, cash bar and more; For fees and more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   
Oct. 18 Intimate Evening: "Travels Down the Silk Road" by Nick Courtens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 5:30 - 7 pm; Fee: $25; 970-476-0103.
   
Oct. 20 Show: World of Orchids
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9 am - 3 p.m.; Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2 children; Displays, educational exhibits, repotting demonstrations at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm; 970-416-2486
   
Oct. 21 "Spooky Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Fee: $40 per spot, includes materials; Create a Halloween or classic garden; For adults and a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Oct. 27 "Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed" by Peggy Williams, Consulting Rosarian
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 Non-members; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Oct. 27 Halloween Enchanted Garden
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Especially for children ages 2 - 8; Fee: $5 per child. Enjoy various activities. See http://fcgov.com/horticulture or call 970-416-2486 for information
   

 





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