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                    JULY 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 Sept. 15 Human Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Ongoing Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Ongoing to Sept. 2 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
   
July 2 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Butterflies at Chatfield will be open with paid admission for the butterfly house; 720.865.4346
   
July 5 - 14 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Town of Crested Butte and nearby areas;  See https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com for information about workshops, garden tours, hikes and other events/fees.
   
July 10 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
July 20 Lavender Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fee: $7 non-members, $5 members, ages 13 and under free; Enjoy hundreds of blooming lavender plants, free demonstrations, live music, food, beverages and products sold by vendors.  See website for classes that will be offered. 720.865.4346
   

 

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. - 12 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee: $10 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
July 13 Pockets of Paradise: Kitchen and Garden Tour
Location: 8 Homes/Gardens in Steamboat Springs area
Time: 9 am
Tickets: $50 for self-guided tour, VIP Bus $90  (includes lunch at Low Country Kitchen) Purchase online at www.tickets.stringsmusicfestival.com
Information: www.stringsmusicfestival.com
Benefits: Strings Music Festival
   
July 20 NoCo Urban Homestead Tour
Location: 3 homesteads in Ft. Collins & 3 in Loveland
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Tickets: $20; ages 12 and under free
Information: See www.fcgov.com/gardens
Benefits: Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners
   
July 20 Summit County Garden Tour
Location: gardens in Silverthorne, Frisco and Dillon
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 scholarships for students studying plant-related science and provides grants for county & town public gardens.
   
Aug. 24 - 25 Rob Proctor's Garden Tour
Location: 3030 West 46th Ave., Denver
Time: 7 am - 1 pm
Tickets: $10 at event, $8 for advance tickets at Tagawa Gardens
Information: rob.tagawagardens.com
Benefits: Dumb Friends League
   
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.
 
July 11 "Perennials and Ornamental Grasses" by CSU Master Gardeners
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $18 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
July 13 "Houseplant Propagation" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; You'll leave with cuttings to try out skills at home; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
July 14 "Tips & 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 14 "Houseplant Propagation" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; Materials not included. You'll take home cuttings. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
July 14 "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.
   
July 20 "Honey Bee Meet & Greet" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Please wear long sleeves and pants. Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
July 20 "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 21 "Ikebana Workshop" by Jane Carpenter
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Fee: $10 includes supplies minus the purchase price of flowers; This class includes a demonstration followed by participants creating their own arrangement; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
July 21 "Foraging for Rocky Mountain Mushrooms, Part 1: Regional Mushroom ID" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
July 21 "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds" by Katrina Blair and Tyler Van Gemert
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
July 28 "Foraging for Rocky Mountain Mushrooms, Part 2: Foraging Field Trip" with Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15, Pre-payment required; Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes and bring water; Location will be given at registration. Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
AUGUST  
Aug. 3 Water Blossom Celebration presented by Water Garden Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 4 "Creating Beautiful Terrariums" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Materials not included. Bring or purchase a glass container; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Aug. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Butterflies at Chatfield will be open with paid admission for the butterfly house; 720.865.4346
   
Aug. 11 "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. 11 Mushroom Fair presented by Colorado Mycological Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 25 "Low Tech Greenhouse Design & 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
   

 





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