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                    JANUARY 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.

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 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.
   
Ongoing to Jan. 3 Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:00  - 9:00 p.m. nightly - Note: Timed tickets are issued to avoid overcrowding; Thousands of holiday lights adorn the trees and plants; refreshments available for purchase; Fee: Varies; See www.botanicgardens.org for details; 720-865-3501
   
Jan. 7 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Jan. 9 - Feb. 16 Orchid Showcase
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See a special display of orchids in Marnie's Pavilion; 720-865-3501
   
Jan. 20 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Feb. 22 - 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.
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
Ongoing Self-Guided Snowshoe Walk
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Days: Monday - Saturday; 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.
   
Jan. 7,14, 21, & 28 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.
   
Jan.1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 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.
 
Jan. 25 "Shaping Young Trees & Shrubs" by Tom Throgmorton
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Jan. 25 "A Naturalist Loose in the Garden" by Kevin Cook
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Jan. 29 "Starting Your Garden from Seed"
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $24 members, $27 non-members; Hands-on class - includes materials; Advance registration required; Register online or call 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.
FEBRUARY  
Feb. 1, 15 & 22 "Soil Savvy Series" by Jean Reeder
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins;  Fee: $18 per class or $75 for the 5-class series; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   Feb. 1 "Introduction to Soil Health & Management"  Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
   Feb. 1 "Exploring the Physical Properties of Soil"  Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
   Feb. 15 "Exploring the Chemical Properties of Soil"  Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
   Feb. 22 "Exploring the Soil's Biological & Organic Properties"  Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
   Feb. 22 Using Soil Testing as a Landscape Management Tool"  Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
   
Feb. 1 "Gardening Tips for Colorado Newcomers" by Alison O'Connor
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 1 "Essentials of a Productive Home Veggie Garden" by Andrea Vanderbilt
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 4 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Feb. 8 "Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101 - Planting a Better World for Birds & People" by Lisa Boesen & Jamie Weiss
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 8 "Houseplant Care & Design" by Randy Meyer
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 8 "Demystifying Your Home Veggie Garden" by Andrea Vanderbilt
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.
   
Feb. 8 "Emerald Ash Borer Update" by Ralph Zentz
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Fee: Free; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 15 "The Autumn Garden: Planting for a Grand Reprise" by Lauren Springer
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $22; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 15 "Cut Flower Gardening" by Kathy Hatfield
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Feb. 15 "Backyard Greenhouses" by Ted Schaaf
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 15 "Trees to Replace Ash" by Alison O'Connor
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 17 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Feb. 22 "Sustainable Garden Design Workshop" by Anne Clark, Loretta Mannix and Sally Guthart
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.; Fee: $55; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Feb. 29 "Introduction to Urban Homesteading" by Connie Meyer
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.
   
Feb. 29 "Summer Blooming Bulbs & Tubers" by Alison O'Connor
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   

 





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