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                    SEPTEMBER 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
   
Sept. 3 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Sept. 7 Taste of Tomato - Offered by Harlequin's Garden and Growing Gardens
Growing Gardens' new barn, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder; Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Bring and taste tomatoes and have some fun. Discover the best tasting tomatoes; For more information see www.harlequinsgardens.com or call 303-939-9403.
   
Sept. 7 - 8 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show
Denver Botanic Gardens,;  720-865-3501
   
Sept. 20 - Oct. 27 on Fri., Sat., & Sun. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Times: 10 am - 6 pm
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 are available free or at an additional fee.  Mini-maze available for ages 10 and under. Food vendors will be on-site. Note: Masks and costumes are not permitted. Additional events will be available in October.
For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Sept. 21 Rocky Mountain African Violet Council Annual Sale
Tagawa Garden Center in Centennial; Time: 9 am - 3 pm; 303-690-4722
   
Sept. 27 - 28 Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Sept. 20 - 22 Colorado Fall Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center in Denver
Time: 10 am - 7 pm on Fri. and Sat., 10 am - 5 pm on Sun.
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors
Information and tickets: www.coloradogardenfoundation.org
Benefits: Horticultural-related grants and scholarships
   
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.
   
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.
 
Sept. 4 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 7 "Landscaping Your Colorado Garden" by Dan Lee
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 7 "Planting Fall Bulbs" by Harriett McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 8 "How to Mulch" 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
   
Sept. 9 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept.11 Drop-In: "Meet the Rose Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Denver Rose Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 11 "Plant a Succulent Garden" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 6 p.m.; Fee: $75 for materials; Registration is required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 14 "Planting for Success" by Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 14 "Gardening in the Fall" by Karly Scheuerman
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept.15 "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 or a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Sept.15 "Pruning for Strength, Health, and Beauty" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; (Repeat of Aug.11th class.)Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept.16 "Garden Cleanup the Right Way" by Colin Lee
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:10:30 am - 12 pm; Registration required - call 970-476-0103.
   
Sept.18 Drop-In: "Meet the Water Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from members of the Colorado Water Garden Society; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 18 "Terrariums: Gardens in Glass" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 5 - 6 p.m.; Fee: $75 for materials; Registration is required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 19 "Trees & Woody Plants Care" by Donnetta Wilhelm, Master Gardener
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $18 non-members, $15 members; Register on line or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 21 "Growing Great Garlic" by Betty Cahill
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 21 "Wine Making for Gardeners" by Richard Bender
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.; Richard will have copies of his book, "Wild Wine Making", available for sale and signing. 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 23 Drop-In: "Meet the Vegetable Gardeners"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe, question and get advice from Master Gardeners; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 28 "Orchids: Exotic but Easy" by Shirlee McDaniels
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 28 "Harvesting & Preserving Herbs" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
OCTOBER  
Oct. 11 - 13 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 lots of activities; The Corn Maze is an additional fee. For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 12 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Fall Jamboree
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Games, activities and more; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com for details. 970-482-1984.
   
Oct. 15 "Preparing Your Garden for Winter"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $18 non-members, $15 members; Register on line or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Oct. 19 Bounty & Brews Beer Dinner
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.; The nursery hosts this dinner to benefit The Growing Project; See website for details and to purchase tickets: www.fossilcreeknursery.com or call 970-226-4924.
   
Oct. 20 "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. 21 - 25 Glow at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Fee: $21 adults, $17 ages 3 - 15, Ages 2 and under free, discounts for DBG members; Displays, music, hands-on crafts, activities, and more; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   

 





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