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                    MAY 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
   
May 10 - 11 Spring Plant Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens,; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday; Free admission to the Gardens and plant sale; 720-865-3501
   
May 11 Loveland Garden Club Plant Sale and Antique & Artisan Market
All Saints Episcopal Church, 3448 N. Taft Ave., Loveland; Time: 9 am - 2 pm; Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, silent auction, bake sale, and vintage garden collectibles.
   
May 25 Butterflies at Chatfield Opens
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
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
   
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
May 27 - 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.
   
June 29 - 30 Colorado Springs Garden Tour: Westward Hoe - Taming the Wild West Garden
Location: 7 gardens in Colorado Springs
Time: 9 am - 3 pm both days
Tickets: $20 through www.eventbrite.com and at local gardening outlets
Information: Six beautiful private gardens and one lovely community vegetable garden will be open for you to tour.  Additionally, Colorado Master Gardeners and most homeowners will be available to answer your questions about good gardening practices.  The tour will be open each day rain or shine.  See Colorado Springs Garden Tour.
Benefits: El Paso County Friends of Extension (FOX), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers grants to promote education in gardening.
   
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.
 
May 1 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
   
May 5 "Shrubs 101: Techniques for Keeping Your Shrubs and Berries Looking Their Best" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
May 8 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
   
May 11 "Vermicomposting" by John Anderson
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403 **Worms will be available for purchase at the class for $40.  There is a $5 discount if preordered by April 30.  Call 303-939-9403 to preorder.
   
May 13 "Growing Your Roots: Seed Propagation Workshop" by Nick Courtens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 11:30 am; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
May 13 "All About Roses" Peggy Williams and Sue Longhini, Denver Rose Society Rosarians
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 6:30 pm; Free; 20% discount on rosebushes for participants; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
May 15 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
   
May 18 "Gardening with Friends: Inviting Wildlife into Your Garden" by Alison Peck
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 18 "Successful High-Altitude Landscape Gardening" by Irene Shonle, Director of Gilpin Co. CSU Extension
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 18 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
May 19 "Tomato Tutelage: What You Need to Know to Grow Great Tomatoes!" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
May 19 "Best Fruit Trees for Colorado" 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
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
JUNE  
June 1 "Japanese Beetles" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 1 "Dog Tuff Grass" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 1 "Summer Floral Crown-Making Class" by Heather Herring
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 2 "Designing French Gardens" by Cyndy de Chelly
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; This is a hands-on class; Bring your own pot or buy one; Materials not included. Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 2 "Berries & Small Fruits for Colorado" 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
   
June 4 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
   
June 4 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 5 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
   
June 8 "Vegetables with Altitude" by Denyse Schrenker, Eagle Co. CSU Extension
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 8 "Growing Roses in Colorado and Rose Garden Tour" by Denver Rose Society consulting rosarians
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 8 "Advanced House Plant Care" by Trevor Kuntz
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 8:30 am; Free; Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 9 "Gardening with Native Plants" by Jason Shimmel
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 9 am; Free;  Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
June 9 "Successful Home Composting" 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
   
June 10 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
   
June 12 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
   
June 14 "Trough Planting" by Dominique Turnbull
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 15 "Preserving Food" by Glenda Wentworth, Eagle Co. CSU Extension
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Fee: $10, free for members and volunteers;For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
June 15 Galactic Rose Show presented by Denver Rose Society
Denver Botanic Gardens,; Fee: Included with paid admission to DBG; 1 - 4:30 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
June 15 Drop-In: "Meet the Beekeeper"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: Free; Observe beekeepers managing their hives, ask questions and get advice; 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
June 19 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
   
June 22 "Beneficial Insects" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 22 "Habitat Hero - Wildscaping 101" by Laura Somers
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; Free; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 23 "Colorado Native Bees" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
June 23 "Managing Garden Pests without Poisons" 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
   
June 24 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
   
June 29 - 30 Colorado Springs Garden Tour: Westward Hoe - Taming the Wild West Garden
Location: 7 gardens in Colorado Springs
Time: 9 am - 3 pm both days
Tickets: $20 through www.eventbrite.com and at local gardening outlets
Information: Six beautiful private gardens and one lovely community vegetable garden will be open for you to tour.  Additionally, Colorado Master Gardeners and most homeowners will be available to answer your questions about good gardening practices.  The tour will be open each day rain or shine.  See Colorado Springs Garden Tour.
Benefits: El Paso County Friends of Extension (FOX), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers grants to promote education in gardening.

 





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