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                    OCTOBER 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 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.
   
Ongoing on various dates to Oct. 28 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.
   
Oct. 5 - 6 Ikebana International Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,;  Time: 10 am - 5 pm; 720-865-3501
   
Oct. 6 Apple Fest
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Apple taste testing, kid's games, discount on apple trees and more; 970-226-4924
   
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. 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. 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. 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
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
   
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.
   
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. 6 "Fall and Winter Containers" by Stefany and Jason
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free,  Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Oct. 6 "Seeding Fall Perennials and Cover Crops/Sprouting Micro Greens and More" by David Burnside from Botanical Interests
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 2 pm.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
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. 13 "Beginner Orchid Class" by Trevor
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Bring your orchids for repotting; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Oct. 20 "Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs" by Todd McNulty from Van Bloem Gardens
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Oct. 20 "Pumpkin Arrangements" by Autumn
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 2 pm.; Free, does not include materials; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
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. 23 "Growing Minds: Story Time in the Gardens"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Free; For children ages 3 - 5 accompanied by a parent or guardian; Held outdoors if weather permits; Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, activities and crafts;  303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Oct. 25 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. 27 "Advanced Houseplant Care" by Trevor
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
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
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
NOVEMBER  
Nov. 3 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Dia de los Muertos  and 5 - 10 p.m. - Night at the Museums; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 3 "Preserving the Harvest" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 3 "Steppe Plants for a Steppe Climate" by Michael Guidi and Bryan Fischer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 6 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Nov. 10 "Introduction to Soap Making" by Connie Meyer
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 10 "Happy Houseplants: Care, Culture & Choices" by Alison O'Connor
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 11 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See www.butterflies.org for details.
   
Nov. 12 "Fairy Garden Magic" by Heidi
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase a container; This class is for children and adults; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 13 "Thanksgiving Floral Arranging" by Mandy
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 2 pm.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase a container for this hands-on class; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 15 - 17 Winter Gift Market/Free Days
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: Nov. 15 - 4 - 8 pm, Nov. 16 & 17 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Nov. 17 Holiday Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Music, treats, Santa and holiday specials; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984
   
Nov. 17 "Getting Started with Herbs" by Trevor
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Nov. 17 "Succulent Pinecone & Mini-Pumpkin Centerpieces" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: Offered twice: 10 am - Noon and  1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Nov. 23 - 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
   
Nov. 23 - 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
   
Nov. 23 - 25 Holiday Open House
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 am - 5 pm; Live music, refreshments, locally made gifts; 303-939-9403
   
Nov. 23 - 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
   
Nov. 25 "Holiday Wreath Class" by Becca
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 11 am.; Free, does not include materials; Bring or purchase decorations for the wreath; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   

 





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