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                    FEBRUARY 2019                
 
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 Feb. 17 Orchid Showcase
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See a special display of orchids in Marnie's Pavilion; 720-865-3501
   
Feb. 5 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Feb. 18 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Feb.9 - 17 Colorado Garden & Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center in Denver
Time: Sat.10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Thurs. Noon - 7 p.m., Fri. Noon - 8 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Kids 12 & under free; Monday - Thursday 2 for 1 admission
Information: Visit www.coloradogardenfoundation.org for more information about parking, seminars, ticket discounts,etc.
   
Mar.22 - 24 Denver Home Show
Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humbolt St. in Denver
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sun.
Tickets: Adults - $11 (Save $2 when you buy tickets online at www.homeshowdenver.com), Seniors (Age 60+) - $5.50 online and at the box office; Active/Retired Fire, Police & Military - Free on Friday with valid ID, Children 12 and under free;
Information: www.homeshowdenver.com 
   
Apr. 26 - 28 Northern Colorado Annual Spring Home and Garden Show
Location: Larimer County Fairgrounds - First National Bank Exhibition Hall
Time:  Noon - 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday
Fee: Free
Information: www.mile-high-productions.com
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
Ongoing on Mon. - Sat. Self Guided Snowshoe
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.
   
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.
 
Feb. 2 "Micro-Farming: Big Food, Small Spaces" by Andrea Vanderbilt
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 2 "Houseplant Care" by Randy Meyer
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 9 "The Wonder of the Spring Garden" by Lauren Springer Ogden
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $22; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 9 "Dwarf Conifers You'll Grow to Love" by Pat Hayward
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 9 "Fairy Garden Workshop"
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 am; Materials fee: $40; Reservation required; Call 303-424-7979
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
MARCH  
Mar. 2 "Seed Starting Made Simple" by Ted Schaaf
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - Noon; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 5 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Mar. 7 "Aromatherapy with Rainforest Plants and Herbs" by Candice McClay
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Fee: $13.50 members ($18 at door), $15 nonmembers ($20 at door); Learn about essential oils and rainforest plants, and create your own aromatherapy spritzer to take home; See www.butterflies.org for details or to register.
   
Mar. 9 Denver Rose Society SymROSEium: Roses and All that Jazz
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free with admission to DBG; See www.DenverRoseSociety.org for details; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 9 2019 High Plains Landscape Workshop
Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Rd. in Fort Collins; All proceeds benefit The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 8:15 am - 3 pm; Fee: $65 members, $75 nonmembers, $85 after Feb. 22; Includes snacks, beverages, boxed lunch, silent auction, book sale, workshop packet and presentations by four keynote speakers on the topic of Localscaping; Register online at www.fcgov.com/gardens; See website for details; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 16 "Grow Your Own Veggies" by Mary Miller
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - Noon; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 16 "Interpreting and Using Your Soil Science Test" by Jean Reeder
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 22 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 23 "An Introduction to Medicinal Plants" by Kenna Castleberry and Sue Abernathy
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - Noon; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 23 "Planting for Pollinators" by Kelly Kellow
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 23 "The Best Roses for Colorado Gardens: New & Overlooked Varieties" by Dave Ingram
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 30 "Backyard Composting Workshop" by a Master Composter
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 30 - 31 Denver Orchid Society Show and Sale: Celebrate the Orchid
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 





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