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                                     SEPTEMBER 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
   
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 Calabash Gourd Festival
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction; Time: 9 am - 3 pm; Games, vendors and fun!  https://www.westerncoloradobotanicalgardens.org 970-245-3288
   
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. 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.
   

 

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      
   
   
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.
   
Sept. 2 "Landscaping Your Colorado Garden" by Dan Lee
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 2 "Planting for Success" by Brian Anglin
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
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 "Gardeniing in the Fall" by Karly Scheuerman & Jeffrey Burke
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 9 "Planting Fall Bulbs" by Harriett McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 9 "Homemade Salves and Balms" 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.
   
Sept. 9 "Making Herbal Jellies" by Richard W. Bender
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Sept. 16 "Harvesting and Preserving Herbs" by Chris Doolittle
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 16 "The Late Season Garden" by Harriett McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
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 "Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; Materials fee: $75, registration required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 23 "Succulent Planter Workshop" by Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; Materials fee: $75; Registration required; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 23 "Macro (Close-up) Photography in the Garden" by Bob Dean
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fee: $40; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Sept. 23 "Beekeeping through the Four Seasons: Fall" by Dr. Tom Cavanagh
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $18; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Sept. 25 "Workshop: Seed Collecting 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.
   
Sept. 30 "Orchids: Exotic but Easy" by Shirlee McDaniels
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Sept. 30 "The Art of Bonsai" by Richard Bender
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. 5 "Workshop: Bulb Planting"
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time:11 am - 12 pm; Free; Registration required; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Oct. 6 - 7 Ikebana International - Denver Chapter Show
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 10 an - 5 pm; 720-865-3501
   
Oct. 7 Harvest Fest
Fossil Creek Nursery in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Taste and vote for your favorite fruits and berries that grow well in Colorado; 970-226-4924
   
Oct. 7 "Preparing Your Yard for Fall and Winter Bird Feeding" by Lauren Derosa
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.
   
Oct. 13 - 15 Pumpkin Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 am - 5 pm; Fee: Includes admission to pumpkin patch and activities; The Corn Maze is an additional fee. For details please visit
www.botanicgardens.org or call 303-973-3705.
   
Oct. 14 "Intimate Evening: Rare and Imperiled Plants of Colorado" by Susan Panjabi
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Time: 5:30 - 7 pm; Fee: $20, $25 day of presentation; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
Oct. 14 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. 14 "Design in the Gardens" by Mary Beth McCubbin
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.
   
Oct. 14 "Artisan Pumpkin Desserts" by Margaret Gilfoyle
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 15 "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. 15 "Classic Miniature Gardening"
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 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.
   
Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26 Glow at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Displays, music, costume contests, activities and more; For fees and more information see www.botanicgardens.org.
   
Oct. 21 Halloween Enchanted Garden
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; For children ages 2 - 8; Fee: $5 per child. Enjoy various activities. See http://fcgov.com/horticulture or call 970-416-2486 for information
   
Oct. 28 Family Class: "Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces " by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 10 am - 12 p.m.; Fee: $30 Adults/ $15 Child (ages 12 and up); Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   
Oct. 28 "Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces" by Nancy Frank
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee: $30; Adults only class; Call 970-416-2486 to register or register online.
   

 





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