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                                  AUGUST 2017                
 
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. 24 Exhibition: Calder Monumental - Sculptures by Alexander Calder
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: Garden hours; Enjoy the artist's sculptures displayed throughout the gardens; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 1 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;  Note: Butterflies at Chatfield will be open for a fee. 720.865.4346
   
Aug. 5 Water Garden Society Water Blossom Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 20 Mushroom Fair
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Aug. 27 - 28 Colorado Dahlia Society's Denver Area Dahlia Show
Paulino Gardens, 6300 N Broadway, Denver; Time: 9 am - 4 pm; Speak with Society members and view hundreds of blooms and arrangements; For information see www.coloradodahlias.net.
   
Aug. 29 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
Sept. 8 - 10 Colorado Fall Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center in Denver
Time: 10 am - 8 pm on Fri. and Sat., 10 am - 5 pm on Sun.
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, Ages 12 & under free; Adults get $2 off with a donation of non-perishable food at the show. 
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. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours last about 45  minutes. Fee: $5 per person.  For information see www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.
   
Aug. 26 Hudson Gardens Rose Garden Tour by Denver Rose Society Members
Location: Hudson Gardens in Littleton
Time: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $10 Members, $12 Non-members
Information: 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
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.
   
Aug. 5 "Foraging Rocky Mountain Mushrooms: Regional Mushroom ID" by Zach Hedstrom
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Aug. 5 "Houseplants 101" by Sharon
Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Greenhouse in Boulder; Time: 10 am.; Free, Call 303-442-6663 to register.
   
Aug. 6 "Pruning for Strength, Health and Beauty" 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
   
Aug. 8 & 22 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 the master gardeners who plan & maintain the vegetable garden at Hudson Gardens. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Aug. 12 "Beekeeping Through the Four Seasons: Summer by Dr. Tom Cavanagh
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Aug. 13 "Make Your own Hyper-Tufa Trough" by Tamara Winter
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m. (Meet at 9:45 am and follow Tamara to her nearby studio); Fee $40 - includes materials for the trough you will make; Bring particle mask, rubber gloves, bandana; Forms provided or you may bring one.  Dress to get dirty. Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Aug. 19 "Building Backyard Greenhouses" by Tom & Alyssa San Filippo
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Aug. 20 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and repeated at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; Fee: $40 per spot, includes materials; For adults and a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Aug. 21 "Workshop: Seed Collecting"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:11 am - 12 pm; Free; Registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Aug. 27 "Low Tech Greenhouse Design and Operation" 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.
SEPTEMBER  
Sept. 5 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 the master gardeners who plan & maintain the vegetable garden at Hudson Gardens. 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Sept. 9 Taste of Tomato - Offered by Harlequin's Garden and Boulder County CSU Extension
Gateway Park, 4800 N. 28th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Bring and taste tomatoes and have some fun. Discover the best tasting tomatoes; Admission: Free with home grown tomatoes, 3 of a named variety, 10 if a cherry variety, or $3 if not bringing tomatoes.  For more information see www.harlequinsgardens.com or call 303-939-9403.
   
Sept. 9 - 10 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Fall Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 am - 9 pm on Sat. and 9 am - 4 pm on Sun.; View demonstrations, consult experts, purchase supplies from vendors; 720-865-3501
   
Sept. 9 - 10 Colorado Dahlia Society's Annual Northern Colorado Dahlia Show
The Loveland Public Library in Loveland; Time: 1 - 4 pm; Speak with Society members and view hundreds of blooms and arrangements; For information see www.coloradodahlias.net.
   
Sept. 15 - Oct. 29 Corn Maze
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 and jumping pillow. 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.
   
Sept. 16 Nature's Harvest Fest
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 9 am - 2 pm; Fee: $2 donation per person suggested; Artisans, butterfly release, workshops, activities for kids/families, entertainment and food vendors.  See website for details.
   
Sept. 16 $5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; See Events page at www.butterflies.org  for details.
   
Sept. 17 "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. 6th class); Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Sept. 17 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and repeated at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; Fee: $40 per spot, includes materials; For adults and a child accompanied by an adult; Register for this class online at www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Sept. 23 - 24 Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission; For more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   
Sept. 25 "Workshop: Seed Cleaning and Basic Propagation"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:11 am - 12 pm; Free; Registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Sept. 28 Bonfils-Stanton Series: "The Summer-Dry Garden" by Saxon Holt
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 6:30 - 8 pm; Fee $20, $15 member; Register online at www.botanicgardens.org or call 720.865.3580.
   

 





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