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                    MARCH 2020                
 
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 April 18 Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists Exhibit: Lost in the Woods
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center, in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Enjoy an exhibit of 27 botanical illustrations featuring trees.  Donation of $5 suggested; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Mar. 3 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Mar. 6 - 8 Echter's Echxpo
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: See website for details; Free seminars and demonstrations, special sales, door prizes and more; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 7 Denver Rose Society SymROSEium: The Eternally Resilient Rose
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. 13 - 15 Denver Orchid Society Show and Sale: High on Orchids
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday; 720-865-3501
   
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Mar. 1 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. - Fri. Noon - 7 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Kids 12 & under free; Monday - Thursday 2 for 1 admission for tickets purchased onsite
Information: Visit www.coloradogardenfoundation.org for more information about parking, seminars, ticket discounts,etc.
Benefits: Dedicated to furthering the horticultural industry, Colorado Garden Foundation provides grants and scholarships.
   
Mar. 20 - 22 Denver Home Show
Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humbolt St. in Denver
Time: Noon - 9 p.m. on Fri., 10 am - 9 pm on 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+) - $6 online and at the box office; Active/Retired Fire, Police & Military free on Friday with valid ID, Teachers free with ID on Sunday, Children 12 and under free;
Information: www.homeshowdenver.com 
   
Apr. 24 - 26 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 Self-Guided Snowshoe Walk
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Days: Daily; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Snowshoes/poles rental is $5; Donations welcome; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing on Tuesdays Garden Tree Trail Guided Snowshoe Walk
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am; Fee: $10, includes snowshoe rental; This walk is on a level trail; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Advance registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Ongoing on Wednesdays Winter Web of Life Trail Guided Snowshoe Walk
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am; Fee: $10, includes snowshoe rental; This walk is on an intermediate trail; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; 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.
 
Mar. 4 "New Annuals for 2020" by Debi Borden-Miller
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6:30 p.m. Fee: $15 members, $18 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 5 "Native Plants for All Seasons: Creating a Nectar Feast for Pollinators" by David Salman
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6:30 p.m. Fee: $45; See website for a VIP offer; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 14 "Planning the Vegetable Garden 101" by Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 14 "Pruning Trees & Shrubs" by Karly Scheuerman
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 14 "Seed Starting Made Simple" by Kelly Kellow
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Mar. 15 "Weeds - The Uninvited Guests at Your Garden Party" by Harriet McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 -3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 21 "Good Bugs Save the Day!" by Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 21 "Growing Indoor Plants 101" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 21 "Best Roses for Colorado Gardens" by Dave Ingram
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10 a.m.; Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 22 "Fairy Garden Make-and-Take" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; Fee: $50 for materials; Pre-registration required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 28 "Succulent Planter Make-and-Take" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; Fee: $75 for materials; Pre-registration required; Call 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 28 "To Bee or Not to Bee" by David Baker
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 28 "Grow Your Own Veggies" by Mary Miller
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Mar. 29 "Composting and Soil Improvement" by Neena Raquel
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
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