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                    DECEMBER 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. 
Dec. 1 & 2 Holiday Open House
Paulino Gardens, 6300 N. Broadway in Denver; Time: Regular store hours; See website for details about visits with Santa, live reindeer, etc.; 303-429-8062
   
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.
   
Dec. 5 Alpine Treasures Holiday Party
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 5 - 8 pm; Enjoy refreshments as you shop.  Proceeds benefit the Gardens; 970-476-0103.
   
Dec. 8 and 15 A Gardens Christmas
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction; Time: 6 - 8 p.m.; Enjoy Christmas fun, treats, crafts, lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus; Free; 970-245-3288
   
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.
   
Ongoing to 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
   
Ongoing to 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
   
Ongoing to 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.
   
Ongoing to 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
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
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.
   
Dec. 4, 11 and 18 Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: Call the Gardens; These beginners level walks will be led by a naturalist from BFAG; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Fee: $10; Advance registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26 Guided Snowshoe - Winter Web of Life Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: Call the Gardens; These intermediate level walks will be led by a naturalist from BFAG; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Fee: $10; Advance registration required; 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.
 
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.
   
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. 8 "Holiday Tablescapes and Gift Wrap" by Stefany
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
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.
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JANUARY  
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 Guided Snowshoe - Winter Web of Life Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: Call the Gardens; These intermediate level walks will be led by a naturalist from BFAG; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Fee: $10; Advance registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29 Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: Call the Gardens; These beginners level walks will be led by a naturalist from BFAG; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Fee: $10; Advance registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   

 





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